quite a few laptops (dell for example) can be configured to your choice so the total amount of varieties is practically unlimited.
On the other side that makes it easy. Choose a manufacturer (Toshiba, Dell, Compaq, Acer or a locally made custom one), determine screen, CPU, disk, RAM, OS, graphics, other connections (like TV-Out, FireWire, 6 USB-slots, Bluetooth) and order it.
Price, service, software, warranty, location of shop, support, presence of recovery DVD or OS DVD might be relevant factors also. DVD-RW and WiFi and basic audio should be standard so no criterion.
Hope this helps.
Hi! I'm interested in purchasing a laptop, but there are way too many out there to choose from!
I'm a web & interactive media design major in school and I do some dabbling in graphics as well. I need something that is of course portable, but weight won't be too much of an issue. I would prefer at least a 15" inch screen, my poor eyeballs wanna fall out of my head sometimes if I go with anything smaller. I'm going to need good deal of RAM and I'd say a rather large hard drive as well. Of course a decent graphics and audio cards go without saying. I have a feeling I would prefer Intel since (from what I have researched) they tend to be faster processors than Athlon (is that the right name?) My required programs for school and every other program I have is for Windows, so no MAC! Plus they are waaaaay too expensive for me anyway. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!