gaming notebook recommendations?

Marcelo Magno T. Sales marcelo.sales at
Fri May 11 14:44:21 UTC 2007

Em Sex 11 Mai 2007, Jim van Wel escreveu:
> Hi there,
> But then you can fallback on the older binary code? But you are right, they
> drop some older hardware. But then again, what is the best than for
> laptops? Ati? Intel? You tell me ;).

ATI has the same problems as nvidia, but their drivers are considerably worst, 
in my opinion. I find that even their windows drivers are problematic.
I, for one, stand with the intel video chipsets if I'm going to buy a 
notebook. I'm satisfied with the hardware and the drivers, but I'm not a 
gamer. nvidia 3D performance is of course much better, but then you have to 
live with the proprietary drivers. I don't consider using ATI with Linux, but 
that's just me.


> Greetings
> Jim.
> > Jim van Wel writes:
> >> about this, but don't know where anymore. But if you want a good laptop,
> >> with a good video card, stick with Nvidia. It's really good supported
> >> with
> >> the
> >> proprietary driver.
> >
> > … today.  What's going to happen tomorrow, is anyone's guess.  In case
> > you're not aware of it, Nvidia's current binary blob does not support
> > some of their older hardware.  Whenever Nvidia decides that you should
> > buy their
> > new hardware, they'll just stop supporting your model.  They have done it
> > before, they'll do it again.  Then, the next time there is a
> > significantly-enough kernel ABI chance that their shim stub can't deal
> > with,
> > you're boned.
> >
> > When that happens, and you (not you specifically, just saying this in
> > general) come shedding tears, it won't be easy for me to feel any
> > sympathy for you.
> >
> >
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