Um... I don't think you need an overly powerful PC to do art programs. Of course, if you're into the heavy graphics or audio program stuff... then yes.
I can feel a few of the "Get a Mac" answer. If you want a high power gaming computer then you're looking into the alienware laptops. They are DESIGNED for gaming but they're going to be in the range of $2500 and up.
Make sure you get one with a 7200 RPM hard drive as most laptops come with 5400 RPM. It's quite a big difference too.
I'm not sure about the Tablet PC. I don't know anyone who has one so I don't know if there are any issues with them (game-wise). I just use my Wacom Intuos with my laptop (which also runs Felghana just fine).
I'll grab the most powerful tablet PC my money set aside for laptop can buy
If it runs Falcom games at full speed then I'm lucky.
If not.....well at least I got the tablet PC But well it looks like the 3D graphics software (I think it's called Maya or something.... never knew it existed until now ) I got with my Adobe software bundle would be installed on my PC instead if that would be the case^^
I just hope my Manga Studio is compatible with it (if it doesn't well I won't buy the tablet PC)^^
EDIT: I found a tablet PC with a Mobility Radeon X600 SE graphics card (?). But since I have only average knowledge with this computer crap (with the exception on games, art programs, and surfing the net), could you guys tell me if it's powerful enough to handle the Falcom games (again, from Ys 6 to present)?
I think you should write down the game recommendation requirement (NOT the minimum). Then get something that's better...
If the requirement is a P3... go for the moble centrino... if mem is 256, get 512 or more... I believe most laptops are 512 or 1gig... hard drive, most i see out there are at least 80... and yes, get the 7200rpm... 5400 will be horrible. as for video card... min 256meg. The problem here is laptop have shared video memory. So, it's my recommendation to get 1gig of memory ram so that X amount of memory will be to the video.
Thanks man (or is it ma'am?) you've been great help^^
Surely in 2-4 years I'd probably be hunting for a replacement anyway^^
And with the next gen consoles coming, I'd end up using the tablet PC more with art programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and most importantly my beloved Manga Studio. So the ability to handle Falcom games at excellent quality is enough graphical power I need..... unless Falcom betrays me and releases a PS3 quality game
If there is anything else you'd like to add (like "NO FALCOM GAMES WON'T RUN IN HIGHER THAN MINIMUM SETTINGS YOU DUMMY!!!"), don't hesitate to tell before it's too late.