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question on graphics card

by jamspillane / March 28, 2013 10:54 AM PDT

I recently had my laptop stolen im planning on replacing it with this

http://www.laptopsdirect.ie/Samsung_300E_COREI5-3210_15.6_4GB500GB_W7PRO_NP300E5C-S02UK/version.asp

im not exactly a computer expert so i thought id ask for some advice, firstly is this a good deal and what do they mean by graphics adapter family and on board graphics adapter model? is it a nvidia graphics card or an intel hd4000 model

my last laptop had a nvidia card and i loved it with all my heart i was able to play most new games on it and i dont really want to downgrade any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance

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It has both.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 11:02 AM PDT

But the vendor and maker not talking about this means you should reconsider the purchase. What if you had a real support question?
Bob

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cheers bob
by jamspillane / March 28, 2013 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: It has both.

thank you Bob do you mean that they are trying to hide something or that theyre incompetent from what iv heard they are a decent company to deal with.
Does having both make a big difference? also whats your opinion on the price? sorry for all the questions but im in over my head with the laptop stuff
cheers

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They probably don't know what they sell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 11:22 AM PDT
In reply to: cheers bob

It's a box to them?

To reach longer battery times the new laptops have both video systems. This is called a lot of names but for Nvidia it's usual name is Optimus. Here's a web page about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Optimus

Tip: When you get this laptop, check out the Samsung battery life extender. I set it to extend the battery life (not to be confused with battery running time) and the battery appears to be as good as new a year later.
Bob

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i understand
by jamspillane / March 28, 2013 11:39 AM PDT

my impression of them is they are the fast food of laptop retailers but i like fast food and im a techno ****** so i wouldnt be able to engage them in meaningful laptop talk anyway

i think ill buy it (unless you strongly advise otherwise/could direct me to a different(superior)one) because my last laptop was samsung and like i said i really loved it and its in my price range
thanks for your help
ill buy you a guinness if we ever meet
Jam

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It's a good mix of CPU, GPU and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: i understand

At home we have a few samsungs. A rc-512, and a cheap rv515. Not much to report expect to try the battery life extender. It seems to squash that issue of having to replace the battery every 2 years.
Bob

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