Originally Posted by wrigley
I would like to to if the Pros (perfomance and screen, 1600x1200) out weigh the Cons (aize and lack of battery life), when it comes to location work.
Is there a big difference between the 64mb card and the 128mb card, when it comes to using 100mb files in photoshop?
Video Card memory will not effect photoshop and the filesizes comfortably handled. Either will be overkill. Large photoshop images (or any 2D / static images) will take CPU and System MEMORY more than video card power/memory.
The lack of battery life has been problematic for some photographers that like to take their stuff on the go (w/o power outlets nearby). For studio / touch-up work, they are great, but remember: LCD screens in general are not the best (yet) for fine touch-up work, as the displays can be eye-straining (IMHO) when getting down "into the pixels" of images.
Of course, you can always hook up an external monitor if you are in a studio or other accommodating environment.
If you do not play high-end games, then either the 64MB or the 128MB video card is plenty.