I'm going to need it mostly for regular work ... but since i'm an architect i'm gonna use it for AutoCAD as well as 3D Max,P hotoshop and graphic/design related software. Oh yes and occasional gaming. It doesn't have to be that high end, just should be able to run year old games smooth , and i should be able to play new ones without having to curse the performance too much - half an hour of good fun is what i mean.
1GB RAM , a DVD writer are musts. I don't want any Intel Graphics chipset. It must be either a GeForce go or ATI.
Till now my best choice would be the Dell XPSm1210 with added upgrades of 1GB RAM and 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce Go 7400 TurboCache.
I don't mind AMD either.
Oh yes ... my budget is around US$1200 give or take a $100 or INR 50000. I have an option of importing it from Taiwan. My choice (above) is costing me TND 40900 in Taiwan. (1 US$ = 33 NTD)
So could anyone help ? Suggest models that would be available in India or Taiwan.