RE: Shared memory & Vista
> I'm considering buying a Toshiba A135-S4487. The notebook comes with Vista
> Home Premium and 256mb of shared/integrated video memory.
> Is buying a laptop with Vista and shared video memory a bad idea? Is this
> enough video memory (considering it's "shared")?
> My reason for asking is that, while I'm not a big gamer, I may want to pick
> up a strategy game (Civ IV or something like it) and don't want to have
> massive system slowdown because I don't have enough video memory.
Shared video memory is not so bad by itself, but
it depends how much total RAM has this laptop.
The shared video memory is subtracted from the total, and remaining RAM
should be at least 512 MB for Vista - the more RAM, the more fun.