When I first heard about the new technology from NVIDIA called OPTIMUS my thoughts went directly to the Transformers. Unfortunately this new technology won't transform your laptop into a something that it's not. What it does do however, is still a great feat. A few years ago NVIDIA released Hybrid SLI which allowed you to manually switch graphics engines. You had the choice to run either integrated graphic or a discrete graphics card. Problem was you had to manually switch, either people didn't realize that or they didn't know how to switch. It is estimated that only 1% of the computers that had the option, ever switched.
Article Title: NVIDIA Optimus Aims To Improve Battery Life on Notebooks
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