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can you buy a better video card for a macbook? if so can anyone provide me with links? i searched google and can't find anything. thanks
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MacBooks have an integrated video card, that is, it's a part of the motherboard. It can't be upgraded or changed in any way.
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You can; it's called the Macbook Pro

Seriously though, newcitizenship is correct in that it's part of the mother board.

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NOOO!! this might be a stupid question. but is there a such thing as an external video card i can buy?
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No, there is not.

Laptops arent very good for gaming.

I have a MacBook for uses, and a gaming PC for gaming.

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No, there is not.

Laptops arent very good for gaming.
yes they are, they're just not cheap. they use dell laptops at most professional video game competitions.
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NOOO!! this might be a stupid question. but is there a such thing as an external video card i can buy?
There are external video cards that are in the works, they just arn't out yet. I think asus has some external thing on their site or something
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Maybe its just my experience, I bought a $2000 gaming laptop months ago, and it had a full keyboard, which included the number pad, hard to use the W,S,A,D keys. I ended up returning it.

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NOOO!! this might be a stupid question. but is there a such thing as an external video card i can buy?
ATI and Nvidia were working on external cards a year ago...haven't heard much since.

And I only paid a little under $1500 for my 17" Dell and so far I can run pretty much any game that I want to on it at full res and full/almost full graphics setting and still manage 60fps with most of them.

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is this what you guys are talking about? or it this something completely different?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812225007
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That kind of thing. But it's just a low tech cheap graphics card just to enable you to use an external monitor.

Why do you want a new graphics card anyway? I can only assume for games?

You know you could sell your MacBook on ebay and get a good price for it? Then you could upgrade to a Pro.
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That's what they're talking about.

But, I highly suspect that card is not even as good as the integrated card already in your MacBook.

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That kind of thing. But it's just a low tech cheap graphics card just to enable you to use an external monitor.

Why do you want a new graphics card anyway? I can only assume for games?

You know you could sell your MacBook on ebay and get a good price for it? Then you could upgrade to a Pro.
yea for games. i dont want to trade for a macbook pro because i like the size/sleekness of my macbook. i like everything about my macbook except for the video card. i guess ill have to wait until someone makes one.
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no one is going to make one. let go of that dream.

if you want to play games on a mac either lower your expectations for your macbook or add an imac to your family.

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no one is going to make one. let go of that dream.

if you want to play games on a mac either lower your expectations for your macbook or add an imac to your family.
my funds are kind of low right now. would a Mac Mini do the job?
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