Hello. I am looking to buy a new notebook, and basically have about $3500 to spend. I will be using it for college, and will be using Photoshop, Visual Studio, Bryce, and other demanding applications.
I a need the highest end model available (I really want a UXGA screen), but would still like it to be portable (not a 10lb giant).
I have in mind the Compaq 2800, which is 1.3" thin, up to a gig of RAM, 64mb video card, great battery, UXGA screen, and the works (no firewire though). Is this a poor choice for any reason?
Opinions on brands would be great too, such as Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Gateway, and Compaq.
Links to reviews on high end notebooks, or up to date buying guides would be very useful.