which laptop suits my needs?

Hi everyone...
I need some xtra cash so i decided to work nites as a guard at some hi-tech office building. At my day job i work as a graphic designer/3d artist for a start-up gaming company. start-up = no money! - yet - i hope.
anyway, i was thinking of getting a laptop where i can do my work (graphics) while im at my other job (guarding).

I mainly work with Photoshop and 3d studio max.
Photoshop requires a fast hardrive more than anything.
3d studio max requires a graphic card for the actual work process and a good cpu for rendering scenes.

and i also build websites on the side as well - flash, dreamweaver,etc.

what laptop would be the best for me assuming i dont wanna go to overboard - as mentioned - i need xtra cash.

what i dont care about much -
ergonomics - i dont care if the thing is ugly and if the mouse and keyboard suck. I will use a desktop keyboard and mouse anyway.
I also dont care how much the thing weighs, ill carry 8pounds with a smile.
i would prefer as big a display as possible.
and an optional dvd-writer.

thank you.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kopykat on 09/04/04 10:56 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. Heyy
    I work at a laptop store in Melbourne,Australia. (*site deleted*)
    I do the same work as you, besides web site designing
    I recommend the Asus N50VC. .
    the specs on it our..
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz)
    Memory: 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Storage: 320 Gb SATA HDD
    Optical Drive: DL-DVD-RW Burner
    Screen: 15.4 inch WXGA LED Display
    Video: NVIDIANVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS, 512MB VRAM
    Connectivity: Wireless N, Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR Built-in Bluetooth, 1 GBit Lan, 56 K Modem
    Built in Devices: 1 x Express card, 1 x Microphone-in jack, 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF), 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF), 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 x USB 2.0 ports , 1 x IEEE 1394 port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x WLAN/Bluetooth On/Off Switch, 1 x E-SATA, Built In TV Tuner
    Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate
    Warranty: 2 Years International

    :D :D :D
    Im actually buying that one for myself :P
    (*email deleted*)

    NOTE heyKarab, did you notice the post you were replying to was over 4 years old? I think he has a laptop by now. [:thegreatgrapeape:6] - TGGA
  2. Omg LOLOLOL thanks :P
  3. Not to worry karabagli12 - I found your reply interesting. Thanks for the info.

    vigorniensis.
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