4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Yes, my current laptop is dying...
Which do you need? Based on your answer, there are different types of laptops we can recommend.
Seeing as you want to do some photo editing though, I'd recommend at least a 14", with 15" being the optimum. They usually run with 1366x786 resolution, which should be enough for your needs.
You could always start here
with the Asus UL80VT-A1 from XoticPC.
14" 16:9 at 1366x768
4 GB RAM at 1066 MHz
nVIDIA G210M 512 MB card
320GB 5400 RPM ( meh.. upgrade this lol ) hard drive
SU7300 Core 2 Duo CULV 1.3 GHz (might lead to some throttling with intensive tasks?)
Base price is $819 USD.