The shared memory is alright, slower, but not overly slow. It should
work with Civ4 or Age of Empires. Beware though, that since it is
shared, it does take from the regular system RAM.
Most of the slowdown would be from the actual video chipset.
Dustin Harper firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.vistarip.com
> I'm considering buying a Toshiba A135-S4487. The notebook comes with Vista
> Home Premium and 256mb of shared/integrated video memory.
> Is buying a laptop with Vista and shared video memory a bad idea? Is this
> enough video memory (considering it's "shared")?
> My reason for asking is that, while I'm not a big gamer, I may want to pick
> up a strategy game (Civ IV or something like it) and don't want to have
> massive system slowdown because I don't have enough video memory.