2D don't need very much video memory. You'd be fine even with 8 MB, I think, so 32 MB is plenty. (It's 3D textures and stuff where the memory goes.)
It's more important to have a large screen in graphics editing. XGA probably...
Anybody considered what are appropriate specs for her use?
If you watch DVDs, a large screen (with wide viewing angles), good speakers (that are loud enough), and an internal optical drive (DVD) are essential. A wide screen lappy...
I found a couple of cool Thinkpads on the www.ibm.com:
ThinkPad T42 (IBM Think Express Program)
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 735 1.70GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
HP nx7010 is certainly a good machine for watching DVDs. It is almost designed for that use. However, it's got only ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 64 MB, and I don't like that some connectors are in the middle of the right side, where they...