Re: laptop video cards
I can 100% sure tell you that you can't play bf2 with the computer. I tried playing bf2 on the Inspiron mentioned in my sig, but it won't because of the integrated graphics. I do though remember hearing somewhere that you can buy new graphics cards for laptops and use them in a similar fashion to an external hard drive.
a little off topic but where will you be heading off the college?
Edit: I'm sure you could play AA with that computer. It's a fairly decent game, I play it actively.
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