Hi everybody. A friend asked me to advise him in purchasing a laptop. He's going to attend to an After Effects course, so he wants to be sure that AE will run fine on it. After browsing the forum I understand that RAM and processor are the most important components, but I'm unsure about the graphics card. It seems that a midrange consumer graphics card (i.e. GeForce 8600) is a good choice but, what about low end laptop graphics cards such as the GeForce 9200M and 9300M?
Almost any contemporary graphics card has plenty of guts for AE these days. I'd steer clear of integrated graphics chipsets, like 13" MacBooks and lower-end PCs, but otherwise the performance of any current model machine should be more than enough.