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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Im thinking with the Alienware and Xps laptops they have very good GPUS in already and i beleive the can be upgraded.

I just checked...Alienware's laptops don't have the Core Duo.

...didn't find anything I liked over at Dell.

I'll keep looking though. Thanks.
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post #12 of 30
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Well...I foudn the place to get different cards on the T60. Thanks for all the help.

How would an x1300 perform? can you compare it to a 6600GT? Cuase i had one before...so that could help me estimate.
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post #13 of 30
Dell 'custom' build theyre laptops - if you buy direct from IBM then you have the choice - but otherwise you dont. IBM usually sell in bulk to retailers and business \\corporations; thus there is no option to customise.
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post #14 of 30
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Dell 'custom' build theyre laptops - if you buy direct from IBM then you have the choice - but otherwise you dont. IBM usually sell in bulk to retailers and business \\corporations; thus there is no option to customise.

Naw, I found it. There is multiple instances of the T60 on their site...you just pick the one with the card you want. And then you can customize it however you like.

Thanks for the help.
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The 'upgradeable' video card is pretty much a scam to get you to buy the laptop. You often need a new chipset to go with the added power to the video card. Example, alot of people who bought the sager notwbooks with the 6800 cant upgrade to the 7800 because of chipset limitation even though the card is 'upgradeable'. Just get a laptop with the video you like and dont expect to be able to pop a next generation card in when they come around.
    
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The 'upgradeable' video card is pretty much a scam to get you to buy the laptop. You often need a new chipset to go with the added power to the video card. Example, alot of people who bought the sager notwbooks with the 6800 cant upgrade to the 7800 because of chipset limitation even though the card is 'upgradeable'. Just get a laptop with the video you like and dont expect to be able to pop a next generation card in when they come around.

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post #17 of 30
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The 'upgradeable' video card is pretty much a scam to get you to buy the laptop. You often need a new chipset to go with the added power to the video card. Example, alot of people who bought the sager notwbooks with the 6800 cant upgrade to the 7800 because of chipset limitation even though the card is 'upgradeable'. Just get a laptop with the video you like and dont expect to be able to pop a next generation card in when they come around.

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Well, the IBM I found out has "discrete graphics"...so that means I can upgrade. I'm not planning a huge upgrade. I just don't want a junk video card. x1300 is probably waht I'm going to get...then I can MAYBE upgrade to either the x1600 or something along those lines.
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post #18 of 30
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The 'upgradeable' video card is pretty much a scam to get you to buy the laptop. You often need a new chipset to go with the added power to the video card. Example, alot of people who bought the sager notwbooks with the 6800 cant upgrade to the 7800 because of chipset limitation even though the card is 'upgradeable'. Just get a laptop with the video you like and dont expect to be able to pop a next generation card in when they come around.

weird double post?
Well, the IBM I found out has "discrete graphics"...so that means I can upgrade. I'm not planning a huge upgrade. I just don't want a junk video card. x1300 is probably waht I'm going to get...then I can MAYBE upgrade to either the x1600 or something along those lines.
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post #19 of 30
Check user reviews to find out how hot the gpu gets in the laptop you want. I got a 6600 go in my z71v but it hits 105 degrees Celcius after 30 minutes of cs:s and starts to slow down. be wary that laptops are not desktops
    
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post #20 of 30
I am suprised because I thought IBM laptops were for buisness nd not gaming so no upgradeable graphics,and I think you ar looking for more of a desktop replacement laptop than a laptop.
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