illustrator is the one which needs higher components as the other programms, right?
No, Photoshop is, assuming you are speaking of CS4 and are concerned about hardware accelerated features like the soft zoom or 3D features in PS Extended. Those only work with NVidia or ATI cards. If you can live without those features, it doesn't matter which system you get. The only critical factor then becomes RAM - the more, the better. One word of warning on the way: Make sure, your laptop supports the minimum system requirements in terms of screen resolution. If not, you may not even be able to install the software let alone use it.
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Well that is all fine and dandy but I would say the wise choice in this case is to spend the money and get the recommended card as it has the support and features that you might need in the very near future as you upgrade your software and system. You do not sound like you can afford to be left behind so don't be.
You want support for open GL and CUDA.
Thank you both for your quick answer!
@Mylenium: its good to know, that the integrated card hypothetically got the power.
@Wade: im afraid you´re right. i think so too. i thought: hmm, i´ve got my big laptop so the little one doesn´t need it. but im quite sure that i´ll be sad in the future without it.