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Old 12-27-2011, 06:33 AM
rmks2000 rmks2000 is offline
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Is Graphic Card Necessary?

So, my ancient Dell laptop's 20GB hard drive died. Since there are several other things that no longer function on it, such as the lan card and the battery interface, I'm thinking of getting a new (or newer) laptop, rather than just replacing the hard drive.

If and when I get a new laptop, I would most likely get another Windows-based one, with the Intel I5 chip. The question is, is a graphic card necessary for designing? The design tool would most likely be Sketchup. I don't do any gaming so no need for a card for that specific purpose.

Mind you, due to lack of funds I may need to purchase an older laptop for the time being. However, I'd like to be informed for when I do buy a brand-new one.
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