In short, I am a graphic designer and I would like to sometimes not have to sit at my desk while I work. The programs I mainly use are Photoshop / Illustrator. My price range for a laptop is $500-650. Every laptop I see in that range has a garbage integrated graphics card.
Does anyone know of a laptop that has a dedicated graphics card capable of running photoshop and playing DVDs for less than $650?
Photoshop isn't GPU accelerated. You really won't notice a difference between a notebook with one and without one. All you really need for photoshop is a nice, large, high-res screen, 2+GB of memory, and a high-clocked dual core CPU.