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  • Choosing a Dell Laptop

    Having decided to put my money where my mouth is, I'm currently choosing options on a Dell Inspiron laptop with ubuntu installed.

    My question is this: Dell offer two graphics options, either the intel GMA 950 or the nvidia Go 7300, and I'm not sure which to choose. The nvidia option carries a $79 premium.

    Given that this laptop will be used for mainly office tasks with beryl/compiz active, does the nv chipset offer any real advantages?

    Thanks for any and all advice.

  • #2
    The NVIDIA option will provide slightly better performance... Though if you're just doing desktop office tasks with Beryl/Compiz you should be able to get by fine with the Intel GMA 950.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      Thanks for the speedy reply. Seems like an easy decision, proper open source drivers too!

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      • #4
        Indeed. Just don't expect the GMA950 to do a lot of fancy things- the machine doesn't have vertex processing on the GPU, relying on the CPU to do that sort of work, which it doesn't do anywhere near as well.

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        • #5
          If you want to play games go Nvidia I have used laptops with the 950 and Penguin Racer is as hard core as you can get even with a dual core and a gig of ram.

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          • #6
            nvdia is good i gues

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            • #7
              Bit late...

              Originally posted by jamesblunt2000 View Post
              nvdia is good i gues
              Reply is a little late is it not? 4 years?

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              • #8
                haha i didnt notice the date just post and leave the page

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