Take a look at the HP DV4000. You can get one of these at hpshopping.com spec'd out pretty well at around $1300. Make sure you get the option ATI x700 graphics card as this will be better for graphics. This is about the best bang for the buck laptop you can get right now in my opinion. Check out reviews of this at www.notebookreview.com. Good luck!
I'm looking for some buying tips for a new notebook (my first). i've decided to go for a pc (after having worked on a mac for the last few years), and could really use some suggestions on which to choose.
about the specs: i want a minimum of a 15" screen (preferably high resolution like wxga+ and not the shiny kind), 1.7 ghz, 1 gb ram, and a 60 gb hard disk). weight and size are a little less important, but what really is is that the computer's reliable, has an excellent screen and multitasks well - i run alot of graphic programs (like the adobe suite and flash) at the same time.
oh, and of course, the price, around 1500$
has anyone had some good or bad experiences with computers in this kind of range? which to run to or steer clear of?