Discrete graphics card

Hello,
What specifications should a laptop have in order to dispense with either integrated or discrete "graphics" cards, for viewing video available on various websites?
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  1. you mean what vid card does a laptop need to watch videos?
  2. For just watching video and websites you can use any laptop...
    Laptop with a discrete card is very expensive.
  3. discrete graphics on a laptop will greatly extend the effective life of your laptop... It makes a huge difference! The offload of graphics from the cpu on a mobile processor is far more noticable than a desktop. It should have 512mb or 1gb. And intergrated means its "onboard" and Discrete means it is a dedicated "video card" although they are both physically on the motherboard intergrated is on the south bridge chip and discrete is its own chip.
  4. wa1 said:
    For just watching video and websites you can use any laptop...
    Laptop with a discrete card is very expensive.


    if im understanding you right, any gpu, integrated or dedicated, will do.
  5. Thanks everyone; you have answered my question. "Any laptop" these days seems to have at least 1 GB of ram, so that will apparently do. Thanks again.
  6. 1GB is low for today standard, add another 1GB, make sure you have 2GB RAM minimum... :)
  7. Addict: The website of the manufacturer of my old machine says that it will hold a maximum of 2GB ram, so I will upgrade to that amount. Thank you for the help.
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