Discrete Graphics Card vs. integrated graphics card
by newbiez - 7/17/06 3:25 PM
So been looking at anything and everything for laptops and have managed to narrow down my choices to the following:
Toshiba Satellite U200
Toshiba Satellite M100
To be honest, the best price for the most features is the 1405, coming in with all the upgrades I want at just below $1300. The only negative I see in my brain is the 1405 is much heavier than the XPS1210, but you get a bigger screen.
BUT, lots of people have been talking to me about integrated versus discreet graphics cards and that is where I have a question, as the 1405 does not have an option to upgrade to a discreet card. Many people have told me I don't want an integrated graphics card and that it will be miserable once Vista comes out and I wanted to get some opinions. I am not a gamer and do mostly email/internet/documents. I do view photos on my computer, but am not a photoshop editing junkie. So the question is, do I really need a discreet graphics card?