My friend is getting a new laptop from ASUS or Sony, with a T9300 2.5ghz and 3or 4 gigs ram but hes not sure about the video card. Should he go with just the 8800gs/gt or the 8800gts/gtx. Would the 9650 be faster than the 8800 and cost less?
Competition in upgrading Notebook/Laptops is hard when you get a DEDICATED Graphics Board. Lets just say you're stuck with it for a very long time.
But it still will allow Vista Aero and many games play very well considering other Laptops on the market.
Don't get discouraged because even with a High Performance PC today...
will be somewhat better ones around the corner and still they askin for alot of bucks.
Be Happy about your decision cause you still have a very useful PC compared to those that bought on Impluse and didn't do any homework.
Just choose the one that you will probably need for the longest time and the actual need for it. I mean I'm pretty fine with integrated since my laptop is paperweight, but with the 8600 you should be fine for most of the current games out right now.