Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Something truly interesting is currently happening in the PC space. Ask any random internet commenter how the PC market is doing, and I'm pretty sure you're going to get something along the lines of 'everybody but Apple is failing'. Turns out this isn't the case - Lenovo has just become the world's largest PC and laptop vendor, after three years of steady growth in sales and profits. "During the second fiscal quarter, Lenovo's worldwide PC shipments grew 10.3 percent, in a difficult market that was down eight percent year-over-year, the 14th quarter in a row that the company has grown faster than the PC industry as a whole. In this challenging environment, Lenovo achieved its highest-ever worldwide market share of 15.6 percent, gaining share points in every geography, every product category in which it competes, and in every respective customer segment." Very impressive.
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by judgen on Thu 8th Nov 2012 21:14 UTC
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Fujitsu should really learn from Lenovo how to make a good bios. My Optimus Lifebook bios just plain sucks fiercly. On Lenovos with the same chipset you can choose in bios to use the intel igp, the nvidia gpu or the optimus sollution. In fujitsu laptops you are relegated to optimus only wich sucks for alternative OS'es since optimus is ONLY supported by windows 7 (not even working on vista) and nothing else. There are some work on optimus for linux (bumblebee) but is not spot on yet but it is getting there.
Also if you run a relatively old game like C&C generals or Wings of liberty it keeps switching between the gpus for no reason other than lower load but that causes severe stuttering even though the FPS is really good.

Optimus is still shit even in the newer versions, it even stutters and flails around when watching HD videos because of the switching back and fourth.... just awful.

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