In all seriousness I would never consider using programs such as Photoshop and Autodesk (any of them) on a laptop, especially with a screen that size..
You must consider whether you really need to use these programs in a mobile setting rather than on a desktop (or in a proper studio setting).
Other Stuff: The more power you demand from the laptop the more juice it needs, if you demand too much it'll eventually get to the point that you'll need to be perpetually plugged into an outlet. At that point was the mobility of the laptop really worth it in the first place?
Random: You could always invest in a nice desktop and buy a cheaper laptop for generic word processing and media playback.
>>>> Alienwares are waaayyy overpriced.
>>>> Isn't the M11x really just an overpowered netbook?