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Noob Question: Can you replace the installed (dedicated) video card?

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June 16, 2009 5:33:57 PM

This may be a really stupid question but I was trying to find out how difficult it would be to remove/replace a graphics card from a laptop for something better. I currently have an Acer with an ATI Radeon 3650 1GB card and was hoping to have the option to upgrade to something with GDDR3 on it in the future. I assume it's not as easy as it would be on my desktop, right?
June 16, 2009 5:40:16 PM

Simple answer is you cannot upgrade video cards on a laptop.
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June 16, 2009 7:48:07 PM

Buy a desktop ;) 
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June 16, 2009 8:01:59 PM

If you've got a 3650 1GB in your laptop as it is, you're pretty well off actually. Laptops with anything faster tend to get pretty spendy. ;) 

For bettering video cards, it's much cheaper to build/buy a desktop.
June 16, 2009 8:23:25 PM

Thanks for the help! Yup, I'm working on a few ideas for a decent desktop though I wanted something I can use for travel that still allows me to have some fun on the road while I'm, um, "working....." :D 
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