Graphics cards, what do you think is best for SL, and what will it take to handle mesh? in General Discussion Forum Posted September 7, 2011 If you look at the link posted earlier for toms hardware the list at the end of the article also lists mobile graphics, so that should give you an idea of where they fall in regards to others. Intel graphics I would I stay far away from for sl or gaming. Me personally, not a big fan of laptops for all the reasons you are mentioning. I mean they are great if you NEED one. But other wise a desktop will always run better, cost less and be easier to upgrade. And as far as the heat issues, what really messes them up is heating up, cooling down and then heating up again. The amount of times a device cycles on and off actually has an impact on its overal life.