I have looking at these laptops which my local vendor can sell cheap:
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz (P8700)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4Ghz (P8600)
256MB ATI Radeon HD3650
Vista Business 32
I really like the 15" screen on the T500,
but how is performance on windows 7 comparared to vista which is on the T500?
T400 has higher procesor and vista 7, and much more space on the hard drive.
No gaming is needed, but I might need a rather large external screen to run also.
The grahichs cards, are they very different?
P8700 Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz and Win7 will have the better performance over P8600 Core 2 Duo 2,4Ghz and Vista.
Win7 is much preferred over Win Vista by most people who have used both versions.
Without any 3D gaming either video card will do well with 2D type business graphics and other general purpose laptop needs.
Either one will handle a large screen external monitor without a problem, including the 1920x1080 / 1920x1200 23"/24" LCDs.