It has excellent display quality and a powerful CPU which is great for photo-editing.
It's Radeon HD 5730 GPU also provides better graphics performance than the more common HD 5650 and GT 330M, and at this price it is the best option if you don't necessarily require more powerful graphics processing.
so it is. i'd seen your link, and simply seen the gtx285 and i5. but you are right, the xotic version can also be fitted with a 5870 and i7 for a lower price.
though i think such a system would be a little too much for what the OP wants. hence why i posted the second one also.
to be honest though, i dont follow the laptop hardware as closely as i used to. and im not sure how the mobile GPUs stack up to each other quite so well. ive posted my links, but ill leave the recommendations to you maz