If an Air is the same price as a comperable ultrabook, I would probably get the Air. Apples hardware is pretty nice, and then you could run pretty much any OS out there.
Originally Posted by halfmanhalfamazing
All that aside, I'm pretty happy with my HD 3000 graphics. I guess we will see how much that will change when Steam arrives and I fire up TF2 again.
It should count AMD + ATI as only one company
The graph is misleading because it shows ATI as a separate company. The numbers for AMD and ATI should be summed together and that would probably bring it to above Nvidia.
So, Intel is NOT “Winning Over NVIDIA For Linux Enthusiasts”, it is winning over AMD, as AMD was the leader and is now the second place (Nvidia is now the third).
Or you could get an ultra slim with Ubuntu preloaded - https://zareason.com/shop/UltraLap-430.html
Just make sure you read the fine-print of those ultrabooks.. A lot of the ones on the market have a keyboard that is absolutely horrible for any extended typing / programming use..
Originally Posted by d2kx
The intel graphics is nice, and Intel is certainly doing a good job. The only problem is that on a 1080p laptop screen, you *almost* have no choice but to run AMD Trinity or discrete graphics because the Intel graphics is still quite slow at 1080p for anything more than vanilla desktop work and videos, even with the new Ivy Bridge chips.
Intel spells the end of Apple
Intel + Linux + Wayland (w/X in the interim atop) = the end of Apple on the desktop and the installing of the new king on the desktop, with Intel heading the pack.
Except Intel can't lose, because it worships a higher power - Linux. The only kind of worship at Apple is self-worship.
You read it here first.
Originally Posted by Sidicas
The only complaint I have about the HD4000 graphics in that i7 over there is that that desktop ain't mine.
bottom line is: if you are running linux there's absolutely no reason to have anything BUT intel graphics, it is plain stupid to buy graphic cards that are designed and built for windows games and d3d and are ill supported in linux.
Hey intel get some more people working on your open source driver and get'er up to speed with her windows counterpart... but as it stands right now all the ivy desktops here with h77, hd gfx have been a dream to work with (realtek proprietary driver notwithstanding)
You must be kidding or not gaming. HD4k isn't enough to run many games at 1080p, even WoW is about 30 FPS (on Windows) in non-raid conditions, which is too low if you are serious about raiding.
Originally Posted by Pallidus
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Originally Posted by Pallidus
To be honest; no... no, I haven't got a single game in that 3770. But I would gladly run any linux game just to invalidate your statement.
Originally Posted by ldesnogu
Are you kidding? HD4000 is more than able to run any linux game at HD res and if games like warsow/urbanterror/truecombat aren't running AT LEAST at 60 fps at HD I would eat each and every single one of my words.
I'm not into gaming but what is the most demanding linux game out there? doom3? if HD4k can't run doom3 at 1080 I'd stfu and never set foot here again.
I'm much more excited about intel's work in that new 2d acceleration sna.... frankly, I doubt that anyone running linux cares much about games
Last edited by M1kkko; 08-05-2012 at 11:37 AM.