Sub-$400 Sandy Bridge Notebooks Hit The Market

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Keith E. Whisman

So where is my Sub $400 dollar MacBook? Wait there is no such animal? Shocking. These sub $400 dollar laptops wouldn't sell for a penny shy of $900 bucks if it had a Mac badge on it. 

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big_montana

Well, for $300 you can purchase a replacement Superdrive for a Mac. :)

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don2041

Why don,t the specs ever include the graphics card ,intel ,amd or nvidia?

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bzball58

You paid what you get, that's bascially why they do not include to the GPU info; you wouldn't expect to play games graphic intense games on these budget PCs now, would you?

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goku_dsv

Probably because at those prices we are to assume they are integrated gpus?

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don2041

I see your point but there are better or worse gpus even amongst integrated ones. Most people I talk to all agree that intel sucks at building integrated gpus

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tom032792

The new sandy bridge chips come with integrated gpu's that are still no match for dedicated cards, however for the first time they deliver acceptable performance for casual users, and for less than 400 dollars, they would be considered quite the bargin, especially compared with graphics solutions in similarly priced laptops even 6 months or less ago, reguardless of if they are nvidia, amd or intel.

 

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Bobking11

I completely disagree. On my old Vostro 220s, i had fried out my 8600 gt, and was awaiting a gt240. I decided to fire up the integrated graphics, and with the most recent drivers, i could run MW2 on medium settings at 30fps, and BC2 at low. They are obvouisly not the best, but they do their job just fine for the people that use them.

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