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Running heavy and intense applications has already moved from desktops to laptops quite a while ago.

Laptops either have an onboard graphics which comes along with the processor or have a discrete graphics card for a far better visual performance. Laptops having a motherboard with integrated graphics can be only sufficient for primary uses such as primarily for email, word processing or web surfing.

A mid-range card such as 1GB can be sufficient for most casual gaming and HD movie viewing. Whereas a discrete high-end graphic card (over 2GB) is needed for people who are gaming enthusiasts and who do lots of 3D graphic work.

A discrete graphic card from either NVIDIA or AMD can be recommended. And the the processor: Intel Core i5 and above should be good.

The best laptops with 1GB graphics card can be mid-size or a thin and lightweight laptop supporting portability and ease of use

The below listed are some of the top-rated laptops with discrete graphic cards from brands such as HP, Samsung, Asus and Toshiba.

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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch

Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2014)


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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2014)
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Dell XPS 14(2012)
Toshiba Tecra R950
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2014)
Apple MacBook Pro ME665LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (437629U) PC Notebook
Dell XPS 14 (XPS1410909sLV) PC Notebook
Toshiba Tecra R950-SMBGX1 Notebook - Intel i5-3210M 2.50GHz (3.10GHz with Turbo Boo (PT531U005003)
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Release Date
Apr 2014
Feb 2013
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Installed Video Memory
1024.0 MB
1024.0 MB
1024.0 MB
1024.0 MB
1024.0 MB
Display
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
15.4 in Retina Display
14.0 in. HD LED
14 in. HD WLED
15.6 in. HD LED
Hard Drive
128 GB, SSD
512 GB Flash Storage
500 GB SATA II, 5400 RPM
500 GB Serial ATA
640 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
8 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Processor
1.4 GHz, Intel Core i5-4260U
Core i7 2.7 GHz
Core i3 1.8 GHz
Core i7 1.9 GHz
Core i5 2.5 GHz
Laptop Type
Ultraportable
Thin and Light Laptop
Thin and Light Laptop
Ultraportable Laptop

Lacks HDMI and Ethernet ports.

small, fast and in a league of its own

Stable, well-manufactured aluminum case

Outstanding workmanship and sturdiness

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Boasts solid specifications