Originally Posted by Trotter
What is the GPU in the laptop?
According to Amazon
, it's Intel GMA X4500M graphics (up to 1342 MB total available memory).
Pretty much for any notebook computer under $1000, do not expect much (if any) for gaming graphical grunt.
Best thing you can do is
* Update to the latest Intel GMA X4500M graphics from intel website.
* Roll back to windows Xp.
* if the guy at the shop told you that it will play the latest games, take it back for a refund or an exchange for a better notebook. Otherwise, cut your losses and sell this notebook ASAP, and then buy a new notebook with a better video chipset like a Gefore 9000 Mobile or ATi HD3000 series mobile.
And NO, there is no Express Card or USB Video Card out there on the market.
At the end of the day, it's all about the graphical engine, not the amount of ram.