Laptop Video Card

By Merodoc
Jul 27, 2005
  1. I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 700m laptop. Displeased with the Intel Integrated Graphics card, I am wondering what my options are to purchase a new one.

    I know that I cannot "swap" the two video cards. Intel being onboard, I know I am stuck with it in the motherboard. Instead, I was wondering if I could purchase a PCI Graphics card to replace it.

    An explanation would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    There is no option to upgrade the video card on that laptop I'm afraid.. it's integrated on the motherboard/chipset. Only a few laptops offer the ability to upgrade the videocard, unfortunately.
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    To use a PCI video card, you'd need a PCI adapter slot, which your laptop does not have. Perhaps there is a docking station / port replicator that support your laptop and has a PCI slot, however Dell doesn't sell one.

    Any other video card options are definitely not upgrades. There are USB and PCMCIA video cards out there but the best resolution I've seen is 1024x768 where your onboard can do 1280 x 800.
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