Guys, please cast your opinion what system is better. I use the computer mostly for: webdesign (dreamweaver), photo editing (photoshop), once in a while video editing (premiere), and watch a lot of video streming over the web. Outlook is usually open as well as skype and messenger.
Here are the SPECS
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T8300 (2.4GHz 800MHz 3MBL2)
15.4 WSXGA+ TFT
160 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M (128MB)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)
15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Dell XPS M1530
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)
Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1920x1200) & 2.0 M
160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with Hard Drive Protection
"128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS
I could also consider shelling another $300 and pay $1400 for a Thinkpad T500, but only if it will make a big difference in performance.
IMO, for photo editing, you should get the system with the highest res screen, i.e. the XPS. The P8600 is comparable in performance to the T8300 - although the former's TDP is better (25 vs 35 Watt) -, so this shouldn't be the discriminating factor.