1. Frequently - AutoCAD 2009, Word Processing (MS Office Suite 2010), CoolEdit 2, GIMP 2.8, Google Earth, MATLAB, HD Videos (using my favourite Pot Player)
2. Occasionally - Skyrim, GTA - IV, Just Cause 2, Vegas Pro 11, Adobe Flash 8, Maya
The above notebooks are well within my budget and I sort of have made up my mind. At $150 extra, I also liked of course a Version III: NVIDIA GT 630M/GT 540 M with 2 GB GPU RAM (Asus K53SM) but again this one is an extra $150 (beyond my budget).
I seek some feedback on the choices I made, which certainly would help me decide.
Does GPU RAM make substantial difference?
Just note that I am from India and some (better) versions from other reputed brands may not always be available here. I have, over time, developed disliking over HP & Dell so please don't mention them. Experience of the "chiclet" keyboard would be an added information.