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can you put a better video card on a laptop or is there only integrated ones?
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I'm afraid not. The video card on a laptop is actually just a proprietary chip which is not upgradeable. In the rare event that the chip fails, it can be replaced but only by qualified service technicians.

Very little can be upgraded or changed on a laptop apart from hard disk and RAM. It's for that reason you need to consider if it's the right thing to do before buying one (as opposed to buying a workstation PC), and if you do buy one to make sure it has all the processing power and connections that you are ever likely to need in the foreseeable future.
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What pip said is true 99% of the time but there are a few ( very few) that have upgradeable video but you'd have to check with the manufacturer to be sure.... usually only Very recent and VERY high end machines where like this... Toshiba was the only brand I've seen with this and no I don't remember the model.
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