I have a question about an integrated graphics card on a laptop that I am looking at buying. First let me say that I am not a gamer. I don't play any games on my PC. With that in mind, will it make that much of a difference that this computer has an UMA chip instead of a graphics card? I'd mostly be using it to surf the web and stream videos(Netflix,HBOGo, youtube).
It has a 2nd generation Intel i5-2430M processor. From what I've read the integrated graphics card for this processor is an Intel HD graphics 3000. As I said in my original post, I am not looking to use this as a gaming computer. What I'd like to know is if the graphics card is good enough for web browsing and streaming video. For under $500 this really looks like a solid buy, but I'd like to find out more about the integrated graphics before purchasing.