Im shopping for a laptop with certain criteria. if I go the windows 8 route, I would want the touch screen and NVIDIA graphics - or so I've read that it is much more better than the Intel 4000.. so I have found 1 laptop that has both. Just one.
This one: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.M6VAA.001
I place this in the graphics thred because I dont know if this NVIDIA is good or just totally low end.
If it is crappy, I figure I should either go with windows7 cheap gaming machine or mac. (some gaming but not overly so and
lots of Macbook pros have a NVIDIA in them. Their CS states that they run games very nicely) though I've heard different in every search I've done online.
Why only nVidia - there are some good AMD cards out there.
HD4000 is pretty decent too.
I say this as someone who has the amd 6750m on my personal laptop, but AMD really needs to improve their drivers, and especially the enduro implementation. Right now optimus is just a big advantage for nvidia, and makes the intel + nvidia combination good for laptops.
AMD discrete stuff kind of makes sense in combination with their llano/trinity quad core apus, although they need to improve the crossfire drivers as well. I would like to see AMD come out with a "big graphics" apu, much like intel is likely to be doing with Haswell. Maybe they'll make that PS4 chip available for laptops.