I need to upgrade my aging desktop PC at home, and I was thinking about moving over to a laptop. I'm not much of a hardware guy, although in the past I have assembled my own machines, but always after doing extensive research on what the current technologies and terminologies are.
Anyway, I have some specs that I would like to achieve which for the most part I can get, but the video card (as usual) is the hardest part to select. My minimum base specs so far are;
RAM: 3GB (possibly with the option of upgrading to 4)
HDD: Don't care, I wouldn't use it all anyway
Screen: 13-14" (preferably a WXGA+)
Now, if I went to a 15" lappie I get a better selection of video cards which makes life a little easier, but I really want to get a 13-14" if possible. I'm looking for portability, with I can then plug into my 22" monitor in my office.
The choices I can find in my local'ish area in the 13-14" range seem to be;
Nvidia GeForce 9650M GT 1GB
ATI Radeon HD3650 1GB VRAM
ATI Radeon HD3470 256MB VRAM
ATI Radeon HD3470 256MB Dedicated
Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS 256MB Dedicated
Anyone had any experience with any of these with Revit? I've generally been an ATI guy, but that GT is awfully appealing, but might not be as compatible as the ATI. I don't play games anymore, I just need the card to work well with CAD and multimedia (HD video playback, image editing).
I'm looking towards an Asus, HP or Toshiba. Asus seems to have a greater range. I had been watching the Dell XPS for a while now, but their prices have recently gone up. The other brands are currently on sale.