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nVidia GeForce 9400M Hands-On
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 10:57

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With the launch of the GeForce 9400M chipset and GPU combo for notebooks, nVidia is making a pretty big step in the right direction towards stealing a large chunk of Intel market share that has, until now, gone pretty much uncontested. It's quite a testament to the size of the notebook market that even though Intel doesn't have a dedicated GPU solution, discounting the as-yet released Larrabee, it still holds sway as the biggest graphics provider in the market. Largely, in my opinion at least, thanks to the perception Intel has generated that a non-Centrino laptop isn't really worth having at all, the company has managed to make itself the de facto provider of chipsets for most laptop manufacturers.

With the GeForce 9400M, I think nVidia may well have managed to get the one laptop manufacturer on its side that has the badge to take on Intel as regards general public perception - Apple. By getting the folks at Cupertino to adopt nVidia as its platform of choice, nVidia is almost certainly going to benefit from a knock on effect of good publicity. Macs being the aspirational products they are, it seems reasonable to expect that people who can't afford a MacBook or MacBook Pro will still want the tech that's inside them in the system they can afford.

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