Notebook Dedicated GPU Necessary [Vista Compatibility In Question]
Let's see here... is a dedicated GPU for a laptop really necessary? When will video processing cut into the shared memory of an integrated chip?
-I'm thinking of cutting out Aero in Vista...
-Web Design and other 2D applications
-Simple 3D like Swift3D
-Some video editing
Will any of the above cut into shared memory?
If the answer is yes, I'm going to abandon purchase plans for an Alienware Sentia 3450m (14.1" screen, maximum 2GB RAM and 2.33 ghz Core 2 Duo) or Sony VGN-C190 (13.3" screen, maximum 2GB RAM and 2.33 ghz Core 2 Duo) and just get a MacBook Pro 2.33ghz loaded with BootCamp... but then again, seperate purchase of Vista will boost the price nearer to a Sony VGN-SZ390 (13.3" screen, maximum 2GB RAM, 2.33 ghz Core 2 Duo and dedicated graphics and hybrid to integrated), fully pumped, which is around $3000.
And this also brings up processors... what's the performance difference between 2.0 and 2.33ghz, and is it noticeable when coming to the things I'm doing (see list above)?