I'm thinking about getting 17" laptop for my next computer purchase because it's portable and it takes up less space (i have very small workspace). now i'm not sure anymore after my coworkers said: "designing on laptops sucks, the screen is too small".
who here does all their artwork on a laptop? do you like it?
i think it would make me nuts. i have done some design on mine, and yes, it is a 13" screen, but even so, the screen never feels or looks right and i tend to work on it in places where i don't have an ergonomically proper set up, so i feel too close to the screen, hunched over, etc. all user dorkery, i know.
you can always hook into a desktop monitor, though that might defeat your purposes.
I do. I don't mind it, but I'm a cruddy artist. The screen size really isn't a problem, yeah it's annoying, but what is more annoying is not being able to move your keyboard without moving the screen. And having the screen at a lower height is crappy, I tend to hunch over when doing stuff. But, the size and portability is nice. Oh, and not having a whole lot of ports for peripherals is sucky.