Leak Sheds Light on HP Maiden Ultra-Portable, Core i7 Notebooks

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bigassmangina

not all noteboks are integrated graphics.... some have discrete

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nekollx

 common misconception

No laptop has discrete graphics. Not one. If you gts 9400 blows you have to replace the entire motherboard since they are sodered together. But people often call nvidea and ati chips as "descrete" when they aren't. 

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xxnasdaqxx

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alienware-mALX-NVidia-7900-GTX-512MB-Video-Card_W0QQitemZ330374320250QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item4cebd8107a 

The common misconception is that people that pretend to know a thing or two and make false comments on topics they don’t know a thing about.

Example: look up the key word term, “MALX” on ebay. This was an alienware laptop model; you will see 2x 512mb discrete 7900GTX video cards for sale pulled from a working laptop.  If you buy the low end system yes they tend to be integrated. However there are a number of laptops now on the market which offer one or the other. Typically the higher end systems can sway either way, look into what your buying before your purchase if this is a deciding factor for you. Years ago laptops were all integrated and you would have to replace the board, however things now have changed and the technology has grown. Try to keep up.

 

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nekollx

 i have a "discreet" laptop but its not really, not like a desktop, their is a ncidea "card" but it's sodered to the board, if it dies you can pull it out and replace it like a desktop, you need to replace the who mother board.

 

i should know, i had to replace my 3 times.

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burntjuggalas

Whats the GPU on the i7 notebook? integrated or discrete? since its speculated it should have a blu-ray i'd think it'd HAVe to have a discrete graphics or itll just croak at the first video >P

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Caboose

[quote]Whats the GPU on the i7 notebook? integrated or discrete? since its
speculated it should have a blu-ray i'd think it'd HAVe to have a
discrete graphics or itll just croak at the first video[/quote]

That I have to disagree with. In my HTPC, I have a motherboard that has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200, and I watch all kinds of Blu-Ray and other HD conten. Works beautifully! No hicups or issues at all. And it plays at 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz on my 42" Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV. Now, maybe because it's an ATI integrated graphics solution that it works well. If the HP uses an Intel integrated graphics solution then I could see issues (and same with nVidia from what I've heard... not just overheating GPU's).

 

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nekollx

ALL laptops use intergrated GPUs. So the statement is kind of flawed. What makes a good gaming machine is ifthe intergrated GPU is a intel graphics processor or a intergrated variant of a discreet card

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Caboose

 Intel makes CRAP integrated graphics cards. CRAPPITY CRAP CRAP! If you want a decent IGP, go with an ATI, or nVidia. They know how to make graphics adapters. If you have an Intel IGP in your laptop, good luck playing any sort of game with decent visual settings!

 

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nekollx

 again mine is a g8400gs

But it's not Dedicated, its still a IGP

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Caboose

 *sigh*

 

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