I would like a laptop with a 17" plus screen that can also recieve freeview, is capable of 3d rendering. My situation is that i am boarding in a house in Kawerau (No Terrestrial here i think) and would liketo use my laptop as a tv and also for autocad. I am unsure what minimum system requirements would be. I am leaning towards an HP DV9XXX with a usb tuner. Probably can do it for around $1800. I see the sellers on trademe with refurbished,seconds,over-runs etc which looks appealing. I would invest in the extra warranty period though.
I know diddly squat about graphics cards etc, and was looking for someones opininion on this.