I'm looking for a C2D at atleast 2.0Ghz, RAM doesn't matter as that can easily be added much cheaper than buying it with a large amount preinstalled--but preferribly ending up with atleast 2GB, and if you are doing any photo editing you definitely want a dedicated gpu.
Brand really doesn't matter. Most of them have a warranty if they suck :-) But I usually look at ASUS and TOSHIBA. Gateway is fine with me personally but they are out of the question as they are too expensive anyways. The laptop I mentioned above would be great for you.
wouldn't be too bad but it's got a large screen which = zero battery life.
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