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Laptop for graphic design and web.

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Processor i7 2600k
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 EVO
Cooling NOCTUA NH D-14
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte gtx 1080 g1
Storage Crucial RealSSD C300 64gb --- WD 500gb, 1tb and 2Tb drives
Display(s) ASUS MG248Q 24" LED1080p 144Hz
Case HAF 922
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Mouse Corsiar M65 Pro
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software Windows 8.1 64b Ultimate
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#1
My wife's 5yr old dell is slow and outdated, it's time to step up to something newer and faster. Off the bat I would like to say that money is a concern with the current economic downturns but it's a necessary purchase. That being said I would like some input for this new purchase, I do not know the laptop market or exactly what hardware will be the best fit for GD and web design.

-15.6" monitor preferred (Has a 17" wide now and doesn't like the weight of it when going mobile"
-what kind of video card should be necessary?
-4gb ram minimum

Running mostly Photoshop, illustrator and dreamweaver...

Am I best to build my own from dell again or would there be a prebuilt good to go.
Budget would be <$1000 and preferred <$800.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

ASRockIQ

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Location
Lees Summit, MO
System Name Never Had a Name
Processor i7 2600k
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 EVO
Cooling NOCTUA NH D-14
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte gtx 1080 g1
Storage Crucial RealSSD C300 64gb --- WD 500gb, 1tb and 2Tb drives
Display(s) ASUS MG248Q 24" LED1080p 144Hz
Case HAF 922
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Mouse Corsiar M65 Pro
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software Windows 8.1 64b Ultimate
Benchmark Scores http://www.speedtest.net/result/6097610737.png
#3
The N10 is way to small of screen, it will have to be a 15" or 15.6".
After a bit of reading up what would the benefits be of a P8400 vs T3400 (T series in general?)
Seems like the P8400 with 3mb L2 cache would be a better choice?