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It looks like it has integrated Intel graphics, so no you would not be able to upgrade the graphics card.
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oh, but in general would some labtops graphics cards be able to be upgraded
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oh, but in general would some labtops graphics cards be able to be upgraded
in your case, definitely not because your graphics card isn't even a dedicated piece of hardware. it's built in to the cpu/motherboard.

however, sometimes you can change the graphics cards in laptops, but it's never easy and rarely if not NEVER worth the hassle.
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oh, but in general would some labtops graphics cards be able to be upgraded
AFAIK some can, but the general rule is no. Most laptops have all the components soldered into one PCB, so you can't subtract parts [save for stuff like RAM and HDD's].
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i see, thanks guys for the info
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in your case, definitely not because your graphics card isn't even a dedicated piece of hardware. it's built in to the cpu/motherboard.

however, sometimes you can change the graphics cards in laptops, but it's never easy and rarely if not NEVER worth the hassle.
Exactly, usually laptop graphics cards are extremely overpriced. Better to just purchase a higher end laptop if you want a powerful gpu.
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in your case no. i have that same laptop and wish i could do so, but hp decided not to even include an express card slot so it makes an upgrade impossible.

yes some laptops can, but it involves disabling the old card (since they are often shaped specially for the laptop) and using an express card slot adapter to use a desktop graphics card, paired with an external monitor. =more expensive than it's worth.

if you want to play games, build a cheap desktop. get a dirt cheap crt monitor (i get em for like a dollar) old/cheap case, then fill it with semi-decent hardware. you could get a gaming rig that would handle most games on medium settings for prolly 3-400 bucks
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some companies make custom gaming laptops, but are very pricey as a result, probably pretty heavy too
    
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