Originally Posted by OneEyedMule
Yes. Question on point #2: Why are you settling for an "always-on" nVidia card? That's right, you are settling. You could have the option to use either Intel IG to save electricity -or- a discrete card for more power. But you probably also leave the faucet water running when you brush your teeth too, eh?
I wont use Intel integrated crap in anything except a laptop. I'm the person that uses 480's and 680's in Linux. Again without issue.
There are many power users who actually prefer their workstation to any silly limiting laptop. I use a netbook for working onsite and thats about it, its workstation for everything else.
As for saving power, it hit 34C in Toronto today, there's no saving any electricity unless you want to suffer....
Also, did I not mention I do most of my gaming in Linux too? Yeah, discrete card makes sense....
Playing Diablo 3 @ 2560x1440 @100Hz with a YAMAKASI Catleap.... while my second monitor still allows me to get work done. Laptop what?
Plenty of good reasons to "settle" on a high-end discrete video card....