Graphics Switching on the Fly: 5 Best Nvidia Optimus Notebooks

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Laptop shoppers no longer need to be faced with the unenviable choice of long battery life or powerful graphics. Notebooks with Nvidia's Optimus technology attempt to deliver the best of both worlds by seamlessly switching between two GPUs—one discrete, one integrated--to give you plenty of oomph for playing the latest titles as well as close to all-day endurance. And unlike previous switchable graphics laptops, there's no need to flick a switch or deal with screen flicker. It all happens automatically.

Here are our top five Optimus notebooks in a range of sizes, from $500 to $1,300.

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Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson, Laptop Mag & Tom's Guide Managing Editor
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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