I am planning to by a new laptop. At present I am having a Compaq Pressario V6218TU laptop and I can say it is a decent laptop. But the only thing I missed in this system was a decent graphics card. It has a integrated Intel graphics card.
Now I am looking for a new laptop with a good graphics card and processor. I have read many times that managing NVIDIA graphics card is better than ATI cards in Linux. As I am not a expert this thing really matters to me. I can not tweak things beyond a point and I do not want to leave opensuse even if it means shelving my plans to buy a new laptop.
I live in India, and the maximum laptops I searched on the net are having ATI radeon graphics card. I think all of HP Laptops are having ATI Radeon cards. I even checked the USA site of HP and even there I could only see ATI.
My question is: Should I give preference for ATI or NVIDIA or it doesn’t matter as long as I am getting any one of them?
Also, are there any suggestion on any brand I should go for as far as Linux support is considered. What I want is a system with a good graphics card, processor and screen size of 15" and more (as these are the things I will not be able to upgrade later). I use my system mainly for learning a lot of programming, watching movies and play games sometimes and surfing.
Thanks in advance