Re: Buying Laptop
I'd suggest a MSI or ASUS with an i5/i7 and decent discrete video card, ~$1200-1500 top for a 17"
Find one with dual drives and stick a 250Gig + SSD for the OS and files being worked on, and a 1T+ standard drive for storage.
For ~700US, get an i5 based machine, Acer or even HP will give good specs at that price.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig