So I've been doing a lot of research on this, but figured I should also tap the vast amounts of experience on this forum. I'm looking to buy a laptop. I will be dual booting (mostly for gaming purposes), and I want one with a dedicated graphics card so that I can play games (I was sorely disappointed when Portal 2 wouldn't play on my integrated card). But I'm not a hardcore gamer, and 99% of the time will NOT be using the dedicated graphics, especially when on Linux. I run linux 99% of the time, and use only for gaming.
From what I've gathered, most laptops these days have muxless AMD PowerXpress or NVIDIA Optimus.
My questions are:
1. What is the state of official PowerXpress support from AMD? I know NVIDIA has no plans to do Optimus on Linux. This article http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=OTI3Mg
seems to indicate that the support is there, but I'm wondering if others' experience has been otherwise.
2. How stable are the various software alternatives? bumblebee, switcheroo, etc.
I don't want to buy a new laptop until I know which option won't leave me out in the cold with Linux.
Thanks in advance!