I have just purchased a Samsung NP RV711 laptop for my daughter and am so far quite impressed with it. We only use our PC's for generally web browsing and word processing along with spreadsheets, but two of my desktops are used with Photoshop CS3 for photo editing. Any recommendations for any other 17" laptop upto perhaps the £500 area?
Having looked around at a few sites for prices I would say that the Samsung one already suggested would be your Best Buy. Comparing it to R730 on sale at Argos at £499.99 - the Argos one Spec. is different - only 3GB RAM - 500GB HDD and although it has Windows 7 Home Premium it doesn't specify 64 bit as it does on the BT site. £514.80 for that Spec. and FREE delivery - just go for it !!
I should have added that the RV711 has 500GB as opposed to the R730 of 600GB and is £462 on Amazon. 500Gb is plenty for me as I have a number of external hard drives that could be conected if so required(backup images etc)