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[Engadget] ASUS looks set to release five Sandy Bridge laptops

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ASUS is already down with Sandy Bridge on the desktop side, but you had to know the company would be finding room for Intel's latest in it's mobile offerings, too. Notebook Italia has what looks to be solid confirmation of four separate models, starting with a big honkin' gaming rig, the G73SW. It has an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, 8GB of DDR3, Geforce GTX 460M graphics, USB 3.0, dual storage bays (enabling mixing and matching of SSD and platter), and a 17.3-inch LCD that manages the full 1920 x 1080 resolution. Price looks set to start around $2,500.
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WOOOOOHOOOOO! Go ASUS!
     
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I find it funny how all of them use discrete graphics.
Such a waste of silicon in the CPU's with the IGPs not even being used.
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I find it funny how all of them use discrete graphics.
Such a waste of silicon in the CPU's with the IGPs not even being used.
I don't even know why AMD and Intel do that. Who ever buys a processor will be building a desktop. Just give other companies the crap...except the good ones.
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It is my opinion that computer vendors such as Toshiba, ASUS, etc are trying to take the speed of the Sandy Bridge and match it to the power of graphics cards by using discrete graphics to deliver the best possible punch.

I think that the built-in graphics of the Sandy Bridge will be most prevalent on entry-level systems that are bought at stores like Best Buy. Then people can shop for a computer that has good enough graphics to run games without having to seek a computer with discrete (and often poor at that) graphics for under $1,000.
     
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I find it funny how all of them use discrete graphics.
Such a waste of silicon in the CPU's with the IGPs not even being used.
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I don't even know why AMD and Intel do that. Who ever buys a processor will be building a desktop. Just give other companies the crap...except the good ones.
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I don't even know why AMD and Intel do that. Who ever buys a processor will be building a desktop. Just give other companies the crap...except the good ones.

God forbid someone wants more than 2 hours of battery life, right?

Or did I wake up in an alternate reality where GPU switching no longer exists?
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