I would guess that even a usb external graphics card for a laptop would probably be a little slow! lol. im still wondering what the best option would be in trying to improve the graphics on a laptop when i have graphics only through its motherboard, with nothing dedicated..? I have a dual processor on the laptop, only 1.5g cpu, but it easily performs as well as my 2001 desktop pc with its 1.6 processor (not dual) and its seperate dedicated graphics card. The problem with the laptop is that while running just as fast with more complex 3d, some software just doesnt display as it should (textures or fx), no doubt due to its graphics driver which is never updated, so im wondering if external graphics will ever be an option if it isnt at present-anyone know?