laptop are now viable as gaming platforms since developers are mainly targeting Radeon9800 class cards.
as for memory, it is usefull to have 1G since this will lower the number of HDisk access which on laptops are slow.
i had the problems described but they stopped with the bios update.
(wifi off when booting and sound when moving graphic stuff).
But today the wifi switch is at off by default i dunno why.
This was corrected in the bios but now it...
It is at 1699 at futureshop and dumoulin will match the price, (thats how i bought mine at 1799 at dumoulin when they had it displayed at 1899).
For gaming this game rocks.
- some game dont support...
From another thread i got the advice to update the bios to 1.2.
Go for it :
For the rest the M40 which i own since 2 weeks is an AMAZING...
Yep for autocad you need something with a real OpenGL videocard.
Toshiba wise :
i would advise either the p30 with a p4 and a 9700 radeon that should be ok.
or if you can bare the smaller screen:
the M40 with its Gforce 6600 should...