I am looking for an art laptop, but couldn't find any good leads on google. My main criteria is a good display, as I will use it mainly for painting; I will also do recording (with a M-audio Ftp) and the specs should be high enough that programs will run smoothly . (photoshop, zbrush, fruity loops, sonar)
Not interested in macbook pros, everyone has them and they don't run the software I own.
I'm a real sucker for stylish, sleek design (and no, this still doesn't make me interested in macbooks.) The Vaio Z-series looks pretty good but I don't know about display quality and it might be too expensive. (budget is around $1200)
Can anyone recommend a good alternative to macbook pros (performance-wise) that doesn't look like a carving board from the future? Your input is very much appreciated!