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Old 07-12-2006, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In your opinion, is this a good deal?

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...Flyer_Tracking

Seems just a few month ago I couldnt find any laptops with more then 64 mb video memory under $ 1500. But now they are in every store. So did laptops got cheaper while i wasn't looking, or is this some kind of seasonal thing?
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that laptop doesn't have dedicated video.. its integrated.
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hmm, depends on what you want to do with it, if you plan on doiong any kind of gaming you'll want dedicated memory
something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834224051


If you don't plan on gaming that should do then
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first off the core duo is a big plus to me and all the other features are also nice except of course the onboard video. but are you going to do some gaming because if not then the one you're interesting in is good enought and the one with the 6800 go will do some games but will suck juice and decrease some battery life.
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Is an on-board video card really that bad?
If I have to chose from 128MB dedicated vs 256 MB on-board, which should I go for?
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the 128 dedicated is MUCH better than however much onboard.

on-board is not THAT bad. its actually pretty good, if you're not gaming. if you want to play video games, then yes, it is that bad.
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how about graphic accelerators

like this one for example?

http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma950/
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Those are just as worse as integrated graphics lol. Sine you want to game look for a laptop with a good videocard. Checkout www.ibuypower.com they ahve notebooks with godo videocards. Last time i checked they had one with a 7600gt gpu for pretty cheap. That's an awesome videocard.
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Whats the difference between graphic accelerator and a normal video card? I googled it, but it says in most places that they are practically the same thing...
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i'm pretty sure graphic accelerator is the same thing as integrated video, they take memory from the ram (much slower than dedicated video memory). and when you have a dedicated video card, you also have a dedicated processor for video.. graphic accelerator/ integrated use your cpu power, taking processing power from other things....
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