I am trying to help a friend pick out a laptop. We have kind of settled in on the Sony VGN-FZ190 CTO as our favorite. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 / 2.0 GHz * 2 GB DDR-SDRAM (DDR2-667MHz, 1 GBx2) * 250 GB Hard Disk Drive * SuperMulti (DVD+-R Double layer / DVD+-RW Drive) * 15.4" WXGA (HC) W/CMR * NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT * Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium * 802.11a\b\g\n with BT * Microsoft Works * Music Plus * Photo Standard * Video Standard * QB Basic * Norton Internet Security 2007 (Trial) * Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (BPS8) For 1,700 Now I have heard that the low end 8 series card (like the 8400M GT we are getting) are pretty bad for laptops and you would be better off to go with a good 7 series card. Is this something that we should be concerned about? Also what do you think about the over all setup. He pretty much has to have a big hard drive like a 250 gig is really the only thing acceptable which narrowed the search a lot. Also he wanted the 15.4" screen not the massive units with the 17" widescreens. Thanks for your time and thoughts.