Can I upgrade my Toshiba laptop’s graphics card?

by on October 30, 2008

Q: I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4227 laptop and I am wondering if I can upgrade the graphics card for games or can the laptop play games as is from factory?

A: According to my research, it is impossible to upgrade your laptop’s graphics capabilities. Indeed, there are only a handful of laptops with upgradeable graphics on the market today.

Even if it were possible to upgrade your laptop’s graphics capabilities, both an official PDF from Toshiba and a comprehensive online review of your laptop confirm that many other components inside your laptop are too old/slow for serious gaming. Your laptop is therefore limited to running only older games and/or games with very simple graphics.

TIP: Computers that are designed for gaming have dedicated graphics (sometimes called discrete graphics), while non-gaming computers use either integrated graphics or hybrid graphics.