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what's a good computer to use for unity

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FingerRage, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. FingerRage

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    Ok I had a laptop and I started making one of many of my great ideas I was so far into making it and stuff but my laptop got stolen. I was just wondering in your feedback for a good computer.and I have a galaxy s3 is that good for testing my android or would it be better to invest in a tablet.Thanks :mrgreen:
     
  2. Jaimi

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    Here's where people tell you to get a Macbook Pro, and then they are set upon by villagers with pitchforks.

    But it's true, get a Macbook Pro. It doesn't cost more than any other high end notebook, and unity is more stable on it. Plus you can run windows and play windows games on it also, at full speed! And, you can develop for both IOS and Android.

    And yes, your Galaxy s3 is a great phone for testing your android version.
     
  3. AdrianC

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    What is your budget?
     
  4. FingerRage

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    500-600 $
     
  5. khanstruct

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    I'm using a custom computer that was about $1000 four years ago. There are $400 computers on shelves now with more power than this dinosaur.

    I personally prefer Windows OS, but I can't build for iOS on my machine (someone else makes those builds for me). Whereas, if you get a Mac, you'll be able to boot to iOS or Windows and build for any device. However, that's only relevant if you're making a game for iOS. If not, just drop your $500 on a computer you like best and it will work just fine for you.
     
  6. FingerRage

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    Can someone give me a specific link to a specific computer or a pc
     
  7. khanstruct

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    Here. Or just walk in to a computer store in your town and browse.
     
  8. KHopcraft

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    Why not build one? Its easy as cake. Easier in fact.
     
  9. chrisall76

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  10. DallonF

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    The last time I ordered a laptop that was pretty decent (1080p, 17", i5, 6GB RAM, GTX 550M), I accidentally bought two of them (though I eventually returned the second).

    Those two computers combined cost less than a MacBook Pro.
     
  11. Khyrid

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    Get a PC and educate yourself on how to maintain them. You'll save yourself a lot of money.
     
  12. UnityCoder

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    I just bought a new assemble pc and i paid for that Apprx. $600 The configuration is I3 processor (3.3GHZ), 4gb RAM and NVIDIA GeForce (2GB) Graphic card with 1 TB Harddisk. I think its best option for you.