Intel i7 2nd Gen. and Nvidia Quadro in the same laptop
I am a video editor with a need for portability as well as high speeds for video rendering. I am about due for a new laptop to replace my 3 year old Alienware m15x.
In my research, I have found that the latest Intel i7 Sandy Bridge processors increase battery life (something that Rendering would eat up, regardless), and that the Nvidia Quadro graphics card is built for rendering video.
There are many Dell laptops that feature the latest i7 processors, but include the Nvidia GeForce graphics card: something built for gaming, and not for video production professionals.
There are also many Dell laptops that feature the Nvidia Quadro graphics card, these include the 1st generation of Intel i7 processors.
If I ordered one of those today, by the fall I would already be using (essentially) a two year old computer. Especially with the Ivy Bridge processors coming around that time.
Please update your computers to include at LEAST the latest i7 processors alongside the Nvidia Quadro graphics cards.