Hi. I have just discovered Illustrator and want to use it predominantly for pattern design. My iPad and laptop are not high enough spec to support Illustrator, so I'm looking to buy a new laptop or tablet. What would you recommend as a suitable device (not top of the range as I can't justify the expense) Thanks for your help.
Few things which I would suggest you to check are:
RAM should be minimum 16 GB
If you are thinking to buy a Mac machine, please refer to this help article for new M1 chip compatibility ( https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/arm-processors.html ). I would also suggest if you could please bookmark the page, because it will continue to be updated as compatibility increases and known issues are documented.