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  • bhima - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    In an ultrabook form factor the 650m would be a really awesome GPU. Can actually play games at 1600x900 with that... the other cards not so much. Reply
  • Rand - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    I'd be worried about the heat and noise though, many ultrabooks already sound like a jet taking off under load even without a discrete GPU. Adding more heat to dissipate is going to exacerbate the problem. Reply
  • 1ceTr0n - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Sounds like your an engineer that makes them. Care to elaborate? Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Does it? Sounds to me like he's just making inferences based on logic. Reply
  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    Just plain common sense. You've got to get rid of the heat somehow, and currently there's no other option than higher air flow to combat higher heat generation. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    It would be nice for these machines, while on battery power and everything set to max battery, to have a fan that actually stops ever so often. It's almost as if they're not bothered as it's a part that'll eventually fail. Cha-ching Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - link

    I have a feeling you know exactly what Rand was trying to say! Of the Ultrabooks I've tried (HP Folio, Samsung 9, Tosh Z8300) the fan hasn't stopped so adding a dedicated gpu will increase the damn fan noise,.

    What's so difficult to understand about that?

    P.s. It's 'you're' not 'your'.
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  • Manyhigh - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    Didn't you forget about the S-series?

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5953/the-macbook-pro...
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