In the process of deciding on my next laptop and was wondering if anyone here knew how much difference a better video card can actually make on photo editing? Is there a big difference between the Intel integrated and something like a nvidia card? I know for video it makes a big difference but does any photo editing program leverage the extra power those video cards can give?
I'm looking for a perfect on location laptop
Thin - light, good battery life, decent processor (no atom!) . If the video card does matter i'm looking towards getting an Asus ul30vt (has a CULV chip and switchable graphics -> can choose either intel or nvidia depending on situation) Only thing is that laptop might not be out till later december. I can hold out but if I don't need the video card then I could just go ahead and get one and save a few bucks too.