Ultrabook Convertible for mobile modeling

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  02 February 2013
Question Ultrabook Convertible for mobile modeling

I just bought a new Dell XPS12 online today to serve as my modeling computer when I am not at home (I use a desktop). I got as much power in it as possible that you can get into a convertible, which ends up being an ivy bridge core i7 running at 1.9GHz (<- that I am a little worried about) 8 gigs of RAM, a 256 gig solid state drive, and the graphics are the intel HD 4000 basically from the processor.

I went for a convertible ultrabook as opposed to a regular ultrabook because I feel like it would be a great help when I am sculpting anything in ZBrush, because I can directly affect the model on screen with my stylus. And when I am modeling in 3ds Max or Maya I can use it as a normal laptop. I wouldn't render on the laptop, I have a beast desktop that can do all of that for me. I would be running ZBrush 4R2, 3ds Max 2013 and Maya 2013.

What do you all think? Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with this convertibles for animation/modeling? I tried to find a review on google pertaining to this subject but came up with nothing. It will be here on March 1st so when I get it I will surely be posting what I think of it in regards to animating/modeling in ZBrush, Max, or Maya.
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Andrew Schreiber
St. Louis, Missouri
  02 February 2013
my only concern is the built in graphics... the HD4000, while decent for general laptop use, may be an issue with heavy 3D work.
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