If you are trying to decide whether to get a MacBook or a MacBook Pro based on the video card, you might want to take a look at this video below.  At the moment, you cannot switch from the energy saving integrated chipset to the high performance chipset without logging out and back in again…

That sounds like a real drag for people like me who would want the energy effeciency on the road, but then be able to plug into my large screen monitor at home and crank up the video power.  Closing all of your apps, logging out and then back in is a drag.  I only do that kind of stuff when there are software updates…

http://www.viddler.com/player/9b588778/

Likely, this is due to the fact that this video card is just out of the gate with Apple and the software drivers and firmware aren’t on the same page.  Expect updates to one or both of them in the near future that will fix them and return them to reasonable behavior.  Until then, read Apple’s KB Article on it.

Via Engadget

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