Solved! Upgrade Laptop Video Card?

Gryphon_

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I am looking to buy a new laptop. I am a fairly experienced pc user and was wondering if it was possible to buy a cheeper laptop and then install an oem graphics card. If only specific models are avaliable then i would love to know about them. I would like a 15-17 inch core i7 with 500+ gb 7200 rpm hard drive and 6+ gb of ram.
My budget for the laptop would be arround 1000

If this is impossible please let me know of some good laptops from 1000- 1300

Thanks
 

ukee1593

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Its doable to upgrade the laptop GPU, but its difficult, you'd probably void your warranty, and the new GPU cards are often hard to find.

For a notebook: I'd suggest looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230099

which is the cheapest I've seen with a decent GPU. Its not going to be the best, but Damned good for a laptop.

Either that or take a look at the MSI range.

Don't even bother with HP or Toshiba (etc) as they are more focused on business machines!
 

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It's pretty close to impossible, and I wouldn't do it unless you know a whole lot about mobile graphics cards already. I believe many mobile GPUs are physically attached to the motherboards of their laptops.
 

ukee1593

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Its doable to upgrade the laptop GPU, but its difficult, you'd probably void your warranty, and the new GPU cards are often hard to find.

For a notebook: I'd suggest looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230099

which is the cheapest I've seen with a decent GPU. Its not going to be the best, but Damned good for a laptop.

Either that or take a look at the MSI range.

Don't even bother with HP or Toshiba (etc) as they are more focused on business machines!
 

Gryphon_

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Ok thanks for all the replies, I guess ill scrap the upgrade idea.

Ive been searching arround and the company sager seems to have good stuff for a decent price but i havent heard of them.
 
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