Laptop graphics card recommendation

I want to buy a laptop to run solidworks and hypershot.
The mobile workstations with Nvidia Quadro FX cards are all extremly expensive.

Is anybody successfully runnings these programs on lower spec latops (ie ones that are pitched to gamers) There are a lot around that used Nvidia GEforce and Radeon cards but I dont know if they are powerful enough to handle these programs.

Thanks for any advice.