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OpenSourceRules
January 15th, 2009, 10:12 AM
What I found is Emerald Theme Manager loads very slowly. (May be my computer is dated, too. It is a laptop with 512M DDR2 and 80GB Hard drive.)
Than again, I tried a 3D chess game, it works like a snail, too.
Is it true that laptops typically have bad video cards?

jacksaff
January 15th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Most laptops don't have video cards at all - they have integrated graphics (a chip on the motherboard to handle the screen). While some recent integrated chips are ok (still way, way weaker than a decent card) older ones will struggle with 3D. Even basic 3D graphics require an enormous amount of calculation compared to 2D. Most laptops are designed for running 2D apps like web browsers and office software and so don't have the powerful (and power-hungry) hardware needed for 3D games.