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Which Laptop to Buy?


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thailen

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I'd like to spend less than $500 on a laptop with an HDMI port and a video card that doesn't share memory, so I can run a cable to my new Samsung 40" TV and watch football and baseball games. I'm not a gamer, if that helps.Any names and models come to mind?
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so I can run a cable to my new Samsung 40" TV and watch football and baseball games. I'm not a gamer, if that helps.

Yeah, it helps a lot. And it tells me you have your priorities a bit confused. Because you are not a gamer, and you want to watch TV and watch videos, you don't need much in the way of graphics horsepower. You don't need a separate video card for the way you compute! Today's on-board graphics are much better than even just a couple years ago. So don't worry about that and use the extra money you would have paid for a separate card to buy extra RAM - which will more than compensate for any shared memory.

If you still insist on a separate card - which is not common in most notebooks, BTW - except those marketed as gaming notebooks, prepare to spend more than $500.
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