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Do i really need an expensive graphics card?

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June 7, 2013 2:33:55 PM

I am going to buy a laptop in the next month and don't know if i should spend more money to get one with a good graphics card?
I don't game at all, but I run multiple programs on my laptop almost all the time. I use VLC player daily, like to watch HD videos in Youtube and iTunes is constantly running. I surf the web for about 8 hours a day, like to use Chrome and have multiple tabs open. I also run BitTorrent a lot on a daily basis. But I don't game at all and I also do NOT do picture/video editing.

My 2 choices are both Lenovo. Option A is $600 with an i5 2.60GHz, 8GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000.

Option B is $720 with basically the same specs but has a NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB.

So what do you guys think? Judging from what I plan to use the laptop for, should i spend the extra $120? Thanks for the help.

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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2013 2:44:52 PM

No, you do not.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2013 2:47:00 PM

Absolutely not, go with A.
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