Originally Posted by MetalOverlord76
I'm surprised that hp is higher than dell.
I'm not. Remember the Dv9000 series, where pretty much every one of them failed? Also, every compaq I've ever used was total garbage. HP has made some really bad computers over the years.
Why does everyone keep saying macbook pro? They are ridiculously expensive, and a much better computer can be had for the same price. I've also had some horrible experiences with apple laptops, so I really cannot recommend it. Oh, and CS5 for mac is one of the buggiest programs I've ever used. It freezes constantly if you try to do anything beyond the basic features.
Unfortunately, I have no idea which laptops I can recommend because the OP is in the UK and I don't know where to check. Definitely consider ASUS though. Their products are consistently very reliable and they tend to be cheaper than the competition. ASUS also uses dedicated GPUs on all but the cheapest models, which will help tons with video playback.