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Laptops with ATI video cards

   Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:31:54 -0400
   From: "Kristian Hermansen" <kristian.hermansen at>
   Cc: discuss at

   On 4/3/07, David Kramer <david at> wrote:
   > Still trying to decide on a laptop.  Still running around in circles
   > because there's so much conflicting information out there.  I'm almost
   > ready to go to the next meeting, pick someone's laptop on it at random,
   > and buy one of those.

   I would still try and go with an NVidia if you can.  There is
   currently a project aimed at offering 3D support in an open-source
   driver.  I currently know of no such project for ATI.  This gives
   NVidia a major advantage here over ATI.  The project is called

A lot of older ATI cards *are* fully accelerated in the free driver --
the Radeon M9000 (R250) in my Dell Inspiron 8000 has full acceleration.

Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at>

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