2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5. How much battery life do you need?
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
People said Lenovo is better for graphic designing, please enlighten me.
What kind of graphic design, do you need? I would go for a big screen (17 inch) and with a 1920x1080 resolution and a SSD. I have SSD and its perfect, when you load and safe 600 mb files in Photoshop etc.
Furthermore is memory and cores important for me.
@Brett The IGP is perfectly capable of SM 3.0 as it's a DX 10 part albiet not the highest performing one . A 3.0GHz P4 (as in the Intel Pentium 4 530) is easily matched by the slowest Athlon X2 parts meaning it want's an x2 part with better than a 3000+ rating, which is just about all of them. I seriously doubt the mean the actual clock speed for an X2 as that would be implying that an Athlon X2 6000+ performs the same as a P4 3.0Ghz o_O
By the way, the IGP in the E-450 is an 80 shader evergreen part clocked between 500 and 600MHz putting it around the performance of a low end 4350 card. Not enough to play crysis, but it will get the job done with auto cad, but for a graphic designer 3D modeling generally isn't a primary concern.