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  • phatboye - Sunday, May 29, 2011 - link

    I dual boot Win7/Linux. and I just bought a new laptop and it would have invested in one with an Nvidia GPU inside it had Nvidia brought support for Linux. Reply
  • zowki - Sunday, May 29, 2011 - link

    Any news of when the GTX585M might come out? Reply
  • warisz00r - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    If they take just a little longer to think about the keyboard layout, we could have full-size D-keys, double-length zero key in the numpad, Ins/Del/Home/End/PgUp/PgDown keys in the gap between the numpad and the rest of the keys, and bigger Esc and F-keys.

    It's good to see that they are doing away with the single-button trackpad.
    Reply
  • Iketh - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    The superhero "real name" naming scheme made me chuckle. Reply
  • warisz00r - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    This is what can happen when you open multiple AnandTech pages in tabs: you tend to post the wrong comment in the wrong article ;) Reply
  • Iketh - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    arggghhh Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, May 30, 2011 - link

    I was getting all excited but no one who makes a laptop I want is actually implementing optimus. Very dissapointing Asus, Clevo and namely Compal. I want a laptop exactly like the Compal NBLB2 except with the 2630QM, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Compals updated chassis design and either a GT555M or a GTX560M with the 500GB seagate momentus XT for 1200 or less without windows on cyberpowerpc.com or xoticpc.com. Clevo has a nice looking 15.6" with GT555M and optimus out... we'll see how long I can make myself keep waiting for something that meets all my needs before breaking down and just buying that one that's just "good enough". Reply
  • Wolfpup - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't buy one if it used Optimus. I can't believe Anandtech is actually backing any sort of switching graphics tech.

    As though these things and their drivers, and official support isn't hard enough as it is?

    In the case of AMD, it's made it so a ton of otherwise solid notebooks can't use official drivers. In the case of Nvidia...well, decreased compatibility, performance, etc.

    Not all of us even USE these things on battery...and if I did, the answer is better and better power management on CPUs and GPUs...which is happening. Not switchable graphics, relegating the GPU to being just some device hanging off the PCIe bus, reporting for duty to Intel's graphics. Eww.
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  • voidi - Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - link

    What are you even talking about? I've never heard of any driver problems Optimus itself caused.
    Also, if you never use your laptop on battery, why did you buy it in the first place?
    There is no disadvantage in having Intels iGPU doing 2D work while the discrete GPU is sitting by; if the need for more graphics power arises, the dGPU will jump in within milliseconds without you even noticing.
    Why anyone would be opposed to free, dramatically increased battery life on his portable device with no downsides is beyond me. Why laptop manufacturers are actually not smart enough to implement it, too. Although every company offering complete pre-built systems has a history of stupid design choices.
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  • scook9 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    You will NEVER see Optimus AND 3D offered in the same notebook because the Intel HD 3000 cannot handle a 120Hz display.

    That is the plain and simple reason
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