Thursday, 15 October 2009

OpenCL Linux support and HP Envy series

The HP Envy series promises to be a big hit. It is the best laptop so far with "hybrid graphics" configuration: an integrated graphics card and a dedicated one that can be turned off. People has successfully been able to turn off ATI cards under Linux in two independent cases before: a Lenovo laptop and the Acer Timeline "G" models. See for example:

The ATI graphics card in the HP Envy models is also OpenCL-capable, and ATI has just recently released OpenCL Linux drivers:

This puts the HP Envy series in the perfect spot for Linux users that want the same level of hardware functionality that MacBooks restrict to OSX.

Updated counts for the different groups:

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