So you want a nice laptop and dont want Sony..

I'm a huge fan (so far) of my Sony SZ laptop.. light, powerful, gaming you name it its got it..

But some refuse to buy a Vaio laptop...well...good news.. our buddies at Asus (who make damn nice laptops btw) are launching a similar beast to Sony's SZ line (if not even better in some ways)

http://www.coreduoinfo.com/blog/2006...

ignore the mislabel of the website.. its actually an Asus not an Acer laptop.

Looks to start at just under $2K so its not going to be hella cheaper than the Sony.. but right off the bat I noticed that the GPU has 256mb of DEDICATED vram as opposed to my Sony SZ's 32mb TC setup (32mb dedicated and uses your ram to go to a max of 128mb of vram)

SO...damn them.. I will be buying this laptop ASAP...and it appears to be coming in both cool white and piano black..

Tough color choices..

TheGameguru wrote:

But some refuse to buy a Vaio laptop...

Now that's just crazy talk!

(Good to know about the Asus, though)

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ooohhh....nice shiny!

One of the comments says

NV GeForce 7400 is Turbo Cache, i.e. 256 MB is mostly taken from system memory. It's still much better than Intel graphics though.

Does that mean it's still shared VRAM?

duckilama wrote:

One of the comments says

NV GeForce 7400 is Turbo Cache, i.e. 256 MB is mostly taken from system memory. It's still much better than Intel graphics though.

Does that mean it's still shared VRAM?

Yup

Dr.Ghastly wrote:
duckilama wrote:

One of the comments says

NV GeForce 7400 is Turbo Cache, i.e. 256 MB is mostly taken from system memory. It's still much better than Intel graphics though.

Does that mean it's still shared VRAM?

Yup

If the comment is true then yeah its shared

But I cant find any confirmation on Asus's website one way or another.. guess we'll have to wait a bit..

The 7400 can have more than 32mb dedicated though.. so its not simply based on the GPU.