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    video card?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh_Derek View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoi View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBoi View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    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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