First, heres a little of what I am looking for. A machine that can run games (fps mostly call of duty series) at a good frame rate, run most autodesk products: AutoCad, Inventor, AutoCad archetecture, revit, etc... Run photoshop smoothly, and edit and render hd videos in sony vegas and run visual c++ fluently. Here are the two computer I am choosing from.
Things to mention, I would prefer the 15" for portablity, I do like the blu-ray the 17 has to offer, and the extra 2gb ram for some of the mentioned programs. However I do like the more gfx ram on the 15, and the better processor of the 15. Also the 17 has a higher resolution, 1600x900 vs 1366x768. I am upgrading from a horribly slow hp mini netbook, this surfs the web semi decently but I want something I can use for running demanding applications.
Thank you in advance