How to install a graphics card in this laptop/recommend me a card(50$)

I decided to buy this laptop.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway+-+Laptop+/+AMD+Athlon%26%23153%3B+II+X2+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Velvet+Blue/9972693.p?id=1218202942776&skuId=9972693

After reading about 20-50 pages about graphic cards/radeon 4200 compatibility/ hybrid crossfireX/ and etc I'm mind blown. I don't want to do the hybrid crossfireX because I want to get a card that's better(50$ budget online) I'm looking at this one, but I don't know if it's compatible with the laptop.
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-HD4350-PCI-Express-GV-R435OC-512I/dp/B001TDL39O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1277972612&sr=1-1
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  1. Sorry Danielong but it is a no-go, the card you have chosen is a desktop card and there is no chance of upgrading the GPU on your gateway!

    Laptops can have their CPU'S upgraded if the board supports it, but GPU is a much harder thing to do, not impossible, but you wouldnt be asking these questions if you knew where to start!

    Best bet, use laptop for work, internet and get a gaming desktop if you want to game!
  2. You cannot upgrade the GPU on your Gateway Laptop.
  3. Generally speaking, you cannot upgrade the video card in a laptop. The exception would be some higher end laptop; $1,600 - $2,000+. It's been a while since I looked at expensive laptops.

    Additionally, mobile video cards are expensive and hard to find. Last time I bothered looking, a low end card was about $200.
  4. Basically, you need to spend more money on a laptop if you want something better than a HD 4200... and you most likely will not be able to upgrade the video card.
  5. oh..okay. thanks for telling me before I went to buy it. I'll be buying a laptop on saturday, so I have plenty of time to ask/figure out what to do.
  6. danielong1 said:
    oh..okay. thanks for telling me before I went to buy it. I'll be buying a laptop on saturday, so I have plenty of time to ask/figure out what to do.


    Basically heres a rule of thumb.

    Unless your willing to spend 2000-3000$ on a laptop, dont expect to game on it, or upgrade it.
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