Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Unstoppable Machine

So early last month I got it in my head that I wanted a laptop. I did a lot of shopping around but I wasn't sure which direction to go. And then a friend of mine from SCAD came to visit for the weekend and brought her ModBook. I'd never even considered a tablet PC before...! In my mind they were all terrible, laggy, clunky things not worth the money. But after some extensive window-shopping I got one:

Holy CRAP you guys!!
This thing is.. out of control. It's a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet. Which.. looking at the website now, I musta gotten on a crazy promotional sale because it most certainly did NOT cost me $2k. Whoa!!
It's 12.5", got Windows 7 (which is still weirding me out lol), an i5 processor, Wacom digitizer with 512 lvls of pressure and no lag, and folds into the lovely portable sketchpad-esque shape you see pictured above.
I was able to initially install Photoshop CS5 and it worked like a charm, but Flash took a bit of finagling. It wasn't recognizing pressure sensitivity, which is quite the problem since I intend to use this thing for work. I have no idea what I did but my buddy suggested a few fixes to try out and VOILA. IT WORKS.
Now my unstoppable machine is complete!!
While trying to work everything out I got cranky and drew this in PS.

And then this little doodle of Scarlett during a billion-hour G.I. Joe: Renegades power-watching session yesterday.

That show is awesome, by the way. Cartoooons!!!

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