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03-20-2011

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Re: T25 HDMI port 4K/60hz, M.2 x4/Gen.3?

2018-01-01, 0:56 AM

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The restriction on the the use of the discrete GPU is the same as for the other T-series systems. If you want to use the discrete GPU for the internal display, you will need to go to the P-series systems which will allow that GPU to be set in the BIOS or via NVIDIA control. I too am hoping for a follow-on system that will use the 7-row keyboard! It was so nice having that again on the T25 that I received that I almost didn't want to send it back.


That's quite bizarre, if you ask me, including a discrete GPU basically only for external displays. I would have rather they let the discrete GPU be wired to internal and external ports, and completely ignoring the integrated GPU.

 

I wonder if its some kind of licensing issue, if they have to pay more to license the Optimus automatic switching from nVidia.

 

Would have still been nice to be able to manually choose which you want on the internal display.

 

Oh well, this is something I will definitely pay attention to in the future, if I happen to be upgrading beyond the X-series which will always be stuck with the Intel GPU.

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