AMD Launches Energy-Efficient Radeon 7000M Mobile GPU Series

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kixofmyg0t

That's actually pretty impressive. Now, pair a 7870M with a Trinity APU and you have a buyer right here.

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spazimspaz

I agree but if they only got their heads out of their asses and stopped directly soldering the damn chips to the board and used a socket like the processors I think we'd have a better marked for laptop builders. I upgraded my DV9410US from a AMD Turion X2 64 1.8GHz to a AMD Turion X2 64 2.4 GHz with the simple turn of a screw. I'm dying to buy a new laptop but if they had a market for custom laptops like PC's seem to have I'd be in hog heaven.

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vrmlbasic

For a while I was using a laptop with a similar Turion X2. The performance was decent enough (though nothing compared to a modernish desktop processor) but the biggest problem with the thing was the awful integrated Radeon Xpress 1150 graphics. I didn't go through with upgrading my Turion, props to you for that, as the gfx would still suck and choke in almost every game.

The only graphics "solution" that I've found to be worse than that card is Intel's integrated "HD" graphics. Bleh.

Had I been able to upgrade the graphics card to _something_ better, I could have gotten some more use out of that device, but I don't think that it would have been worthwhile.

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bigtonyman

If you wanna be able to upgrade parts on a laptop go look at a clevo reseller or alienware. I have an alienware m17x r3 (hate all you want) and just about everything on it is upgradeable apart from the screen.(CPU,GPU, Hard Drives, Wireless Cards, RAM, Etc).

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spazimspaz

I'm not against Alienware just Dell. Good tip though. I'll have to look into that since my pet DV9410US is maxed on the upgrades (Wireless N, 4 GB Ram, 256 GB Crucial M224 SSD) aside from adding a USB 3.0 port inplace of my expresscard reader or some how adding a Bluray drive... the sad part is that I haven't a HDMI or DVI port so shes on the road to replacement...

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bigtonyman

Dell has the best warranty I have ever had. If you don't like dell though, I would look at a reseller such as xoticpc. They are a bit cheaper but don't have as nice of a warranty or as many features.

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