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Old 11-25-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Question Laptop graphics..any good?

I was looking at maybe this laptop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115504
Acer Extensia for $499 w/free shipping, but it has an Intel GMA X4500 for it's graphics..is that ok to run vista home premium and be able to watch streaming video like cnet tv, hulu, itunes, and to webcam with? i'm not too up on laptop graphics....have also seen Intel GMA 950 on some other laptops. I'm not looking at going over $500 really. I like the integrated webcam, screen size, processor, and 3GB ram.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop graphics..any good?

You probably won't have a problem doing that since the card supports Direct X 10, and Shader Model 4:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_X4500

So running Vista, even with some of the eye candy on probably won't be a problem.

The GMA 950 is actually worse than the X4500 I believe.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Laptop graphics..any good?

i was poking around just now on intel's site...is there anywhere on there with a list of the integrated graphics from worst to best? i can't seem to find one.
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Well, I posted a link on Wikipedia that has the most current ones. The X4850, seeming to be the most up to date of them all.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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just read the wikipedia you linked to...looks like the GMA X4500 beats out the GMA950 as well as the GMA X3100 which i also see on a lot of laptops....cool. i didn't see the X4850 on there though...maybe i'm missing it? the GMA X4500MHD looked like the best integrated laptop graphics on there to me.
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