Dedicated Graphics or Integrated Graphics for 1080p Movie, Web Browsing and Youtube Videos?

Bhavesh0723

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I want to Watch High Definition 1080p Movies on a Laptop.
I also Want to Browse web and Youtube Videos.
For Gaming I m not much interested in that but yes some light gaming.

So Should I go for Intergrated graphics laptop or Dedicated one?

I will mostly use the laptop at my home.
Reason why I want to go for a laptop over a tablet is that laptop is better than tablet.
tablet dont have dvd drive.and I m a movie maniac,who just insert movie disc and watch it like crazy.

So yeah help me out bro
 

Rookie_MIB

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Integrated graphics would be fine, and preferably (assuming you can find one) get an AMD laptop to cover the light gaming part of things. Yes, Intels IGP is getting better, but it's still way below what AMD's IGP can do.
 

Poprin

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I have a HP with an AMD A4 Micro-6400T quad core. It is only a low spec processor but I chose this model because it is totally passively cooled. Even with this processor I can watch any quality movie perfectly, also outputting to my 1080p 40" screen via HDMI. I would advise research before you buy but the new crop of AMD's are actually very good processor and I am very impressed with mine.
 

Rookie_MIB

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If you're not even doing light gaming, then no, the IGP from any of the recent processors is more than sufficient. Just as a point of comparison I have several different systems - the two I'll reference are both Intel and since AMD is -better- in the IGP area, it'll give you an idea what will work.

First system is my laptop with a Core i5-2547m (asus Zenbook) and is a 17w processor. Plays videos fine, youtube fine, any resolution. Second system is a small custom built HTPC with an ASRock Q1900M motherboard which has a fanless Intel quad core J1900 processor and is a 10w processor. Plays videos and youtube fine, at any resolution.

Considering that the HD3000 graphics (which is what the i5 has) was notably derided for -gaming- it was always generally suitable for straight up video which is far less intensive on the GPU. The HD graphics on the J1900 is likewise no 'powerhouse' but it can still handle 1080 video without any stuttering or overloading of the CPU.

And of course, the AMD solutions with their more powerful graphics will have even less trouble than any Intel solutions.
 

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If your not gaming, an entry-level i3 with intel HD intehgrated graphics will do you fine.
If it's light gaming your after, then an AMD APU (combined GPU and CPU) will be an easy and compact choice.
 
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