I don't game, so do I need a dedicated gpu in my notebook?
I need to buy a new laptop. I want a laptop for general purpose. I don't want to play games on it. I want to surf the web, watch movies, and normal day to day stuff. I want the keyboard so I'm suggesting a laptop not a tablet.
Is there any reason to buy a notebook with dedicated graphics? I think the new Ivy chips can do everything I need without extra cost of gpu. There seem to be plenty good notebooks out there.
Please make any comments to things I may be overlooking.
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Nope. Dedicated graphics are not needed if you are not gaming, running external monitors, etc. Pretty much all decent integrated graphics today will stream video without too much of a problem.
The new ivy bridge processors have improved graphic abilities too -- so they are better than the integrated graphics of a couple years ago.
Agreed. Also, if I do run an external monitor I'm sure the Ivy can handle it.
Just looking to seeing if I'm missing anything in my thought.