I have an HP laptop with these specs:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD
I have never upgraded a computer before and I was wondering if this laptop is upgradeable to a better video card, what a good video card to play a game like Tribes:Ascend on at least medium graphics without it lagging would be, How much it would cost and how much do people charge on average to change to a video card for you.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
As others have said, you're extremely unlikely to be able to upgrade your notebook's GPU. This is the reason I try to talk people out of buying a notebook for gaming and point them toward SFF builds while in college dorms or small apartments/bedrooms. If you're bouncing between parents, a 20" display and a QPack case makes for a compact build that is both upgradable and (relatively) easily transported.