I am looking at the Acer AS5735. On one site the graphics are described as
"Intel GMA X3 MB shared graphics - An economical solution that borrows your computers main memory to use for graphics. Fine for basic computing tasks but not powerful enough for digital photography, video editing and gaming"
What surprises me is the laptop comes with 4Gb of RAM and I'm thinking "Surely to goodness it will do basic photoshop things (levels / crop / sharpen) and basic virtualdub stuff (chop) . My oldest PC is a 750MHz pentium with 360ish Mb RAM and shared graphics and it can deal OK with virtual dub....so could this whizzy laptop *really* get stuck with basic Digi photies and video? It sounds incredible it can't do it to me. :confused:
One more thing. Listed under the exact same model on another site the graphics are described as being "Intel GMA X3100 252 MB" - is that the same as Intel GMA X3 MB?
I know very little about laptops...can they be fitted with a PCI-E graphics card?