Hello! I have a good friend who needs to buy a laptop for college. She is a junior and has made it this far, saving up her money. She's becoming a landscape architect, and will be using AutoCad 2007 and various Adobe software. She loves my MBP and it's her ideal computer, but unfortunately she can only spend around $1000 on the computer. You guys will know the most about this, so that's why I'm asking. Here's the laptops I've found that have minimum or slightly higher requirements of AutoCad 2007. Which one would be the best and are there any others that you personally and would recommend, or know of and would recommend. The one things that's really important to her is the screen size. She'd like a 15.4". The 17" is too big for her to take around campus (she is quite a small person) and she needs a fairly big screen. Dell XPS M1530 (2.0 GHz dual core, 2 GB ram, 160 GB 5400 RPM, 128 MB NVIDIA dedicated graphics) Dell Studio 15 (2.16 GHz dual core, 3 GB ram, 320 GB 5400 RPM, 256 MB ATI dedicated graphics) HP dv5t (customized: 2.0 GHz dual core, 2 GB ram, 250 GB 5400 RPM, 256 MB NVIDIA dedicated graphics) The other thing too, I suppose, is that she could buy an older, used MBP but I don't know if that would actually be cost effective as she'd have to buy Parallels (?) and Vista (or XP?). Thanks in advance!