Well balanced laptop for designer - Help

Since I got awesome advice about my build, my friend was interested if I can ask TH community to help him picking right laptop.

Some info:

1. Around $1000
2. 13-15" Monitor
3. i7 Quad Core
4. nVidia GeForce graphics
5. Resolution is not important, laptop will be connected on HP IPS screen when at home
6. There will be some 3D Modelling/Rendering (not very heavy tasks)
7. Main tasks on this computer will be: Heavily usage of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign. Often used 3DS Catia, Adobe Premiere Pro
8. Anything above 500GB HDD is OK.
9. HP, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba

My friend want to buy reliable and future-proof laptop mainly used for designing and modeling/rendering.

For now he is considering Lenovo Y580 (i7 + 6 GB RAM + 15.6" + GeForce GTX660M).
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  1. The lenovo sound good to me.
    If this is the laptop:
    https://shop.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y580
    It has 8gigs not 6 gb of memory.
  2. Thanx for correction. Also you can make preposition for laptops that appeared on CES 2013.
  3. This is currently in consideration. Can anyone compare GTX660M & 650M? What are real benefits of GTX660M (note that this laptop will be used for rendering)

    Lenovo Y580 (3630QM + Up to 8 GB RAM 1600 MHz + GTX660M + 15.6")
    HP ENVY DV6-7214nr (i7-3630QM + Up to 8 GB RAM 1600 MHz + GT 650M + 15.6")
    ASUS N56VZ-DS71 (i7 3610QM + Up to 16 GB RAM 1600 MHz + GT 650M + 15.6")
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