I understand optimus doesn't work under Linux, so is there any way to turn the feature off and permanently use the better nvidia graphics?
http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/54...-laptop-review). Now if you can disable it or not that is a crapshoot but I haven't seen any Acers where you can disable it so far.
I saw that review but it's actually a different higher spec model which is why i was asking as the i5 models no review mentions optimus but the i7 review there mentions it.
Any updates on Optimus? If you can disable it, does that result in lower battery life or more power consumption? I guess it would, right?
Man, there are so many of these Nvidia laptops right now.... if you're in the market for a modern day/recent laptop, there are not many choices if trying to avoid Optimus. So many Asus and Samsung, to name another brand, use Nvidia. I guess they have to give an option in the BIOS but then when you try to use or install the Nvidia driver, I suppose you need to edit some files so that there's not a crash.
I was just curious about GT525 and GT540 chips.
I was looking at some laptops w/ Intel HD 3000 but there's not as many choices.