My workhorse for the past few months has been the hp g62-149wm. Yes it was bought at walmart for 589 bucks and has some intel gma solution. It has hdmi and hulu is fine to superb on HDTV over the HDMI link.
It's fast at Visual Studio 2008 but no games as there is no gamer GPU. As I wrote, it's a work machine so the gamer aspect is not here. I've traveled with it across the world too.
You didn't write what games but if it's anything current you are right to dismiss integrated graphics.
Hello, looking to replace my super-dead 6 yr old Dell clunker with something fast, light, and portable, but still powerful. I'd like it for general use, light design work, watching movies, occasional gaming, etc.
Nvidia graphic card
Under 5 lbs
I'm leaning towards the Portege, but I really wish it had the Nvidia graphics card. I love the looks of the Asus bamboo but am a little put off by what I've heard about their customer service. I've been a PC user my whole life but I also like using Macs at work; been waiting to hear whether the rumors of a new Macbook this month or next are true. I also want to spend less than $1000 if possible:(