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Originally Posted by Sladuuch View Post

I just did some shopping around for laptops made by some of the big OEMs. As for their GPUs, here are the contenders for 'books in the consumer arena.

HP
$875 Pavilion dv2500t series

NVIDIA 8400GS (64 MB)

$1000 pavilion dv9500t series

NVIDIA 8400GS (128 MB)

$950 Pavilion tx1000z series

NVIDIA 6150GO

HP Compaq
$600 Presario V6500Z series

NVIDIA 7150M

$450 Presario C500T series

Intel GMA950 (integrated)

Dell
$500 Inspiron 1501

ATI Xpress1150 (integrated)

$800 Inspiron 1420

Intel GMA X3100 (integrated)

$850 Inspiron 1721

ATI Xpress1270 (integrated)

$1300 XPS M1330

Intel GMA X3100 (integrated)

$650 Vostro 1400

NVIDIA 8400GS (128 MB)

Sony
$950 VGN-CR290

Intel GMA X3100 (integrated)

$1200 VGN-FZ290 (who comes up with these things?)

NVIDIA 8400GT (128 MB)

Toshiba
$971 Satellite A200/A205

ATI Mobility HD 2400 (128 MB)

$1250 Tecra M8 (sounds like some sort of firearm to me)

Intel GMA X3100 (integrated)

Lenovo
$1100 N200

NVIDIA 7300GO (256 MB)

In conclusion:
Lots of Windows laptops priced at or under the MacBook's going rates either come with or can be configured to include dedicated graphics cards. Many do not. But in the Windows world, it is possible to purchase a laptop with a dedicated GPU for significantly under $2000. Granted, many of these computers will undoubtedly include substandard components, weaker processors, and worse support than Macs. But the fact remains that you can get a Windows laptop with a dedicated GPU for a lot less than $2000.


Sladuuch

I stand corrected and thank you for the heads up on those machines. These prices have fallen through the floor. The sheet I have printed here, (scratch that,they have MS office on the hard disk). Unfortunately I have to go with the HP's because the school I work for has standardized on HP hardware. Well I have some ordering to do.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Or you, perhaps?

Very true, very true.
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