Why are the Windows 7 graphics different on my laptop as compared to my desktop?

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  1. antone

    antone New Member

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    I have Windows 7 Professional installed on both my laptop and desktop. The graphics on my desktop look a lot different and nicer than the graphics on my laptop. I don't understand why. They're both the same 32-bit operating system.
     
  2. nmsuk

    nmsuk Windows Forum Admin
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    It's probably Aero being active on your desktop.
     
  3. Adamsappleone

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    Laptop graphics chips are usually based on mid-range or low-end rather than high-end desktop parts. For example, the top-of-the-line nVidia GeForce FX Go5700 is based on the mid-range nVidia GeForce FX 5700, and the top-of-the-line ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, despite the name, is based on the mid-range ATI Radeon 9600 XT. Granted these are old cards, but the principle is the same.
    Laptop graphics chips are usually optimized to use less power through low-power components and power-management features. Even the best laptop graphics chips are not capable of running 3D applications (games) at the same speed as the most expensive desktop graphics cards.
     
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    TorrentG Banned

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    Install the video driver for the laptop from the manufacturer's website. It currently doesn't have the proper one installed.
     

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