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I need a new laptop within the next couple weeks to use at grad school for GIS. I am a geology & geography major and use numerous aerial and satellite photos at once and often use ArcScene. I know that I should probably get an HP zbook with a workstation quadro series video card, but that is a tad out of my budget. Would a gaming laptop (such as alienware or ASUS Rogue) with an NVIDIA geforce card work almost as well?