What I should have also said is that she is not interested in an apple machine at the current time.
My neighbour is a photo-journalist and is currently looking into updating her computer to a laptop. What she is looking for is something that is portable, has a high dedicated graphics card (ideally around the 254 mark) with a lot of memory, a big hard disc and a reasonablely sized screen.
We have being looking at the latitudes on the dell site for Ireland, but they don't seem to have the necessary specs. I am also looking at the dell XPS, but I don't think that they are suitable.
Can anyone make a suggestion. It has to be a laptop as she expects to travel a good bit this year to Africa.