Graphics Package Preferences (ATI Radeon Xpress vs. nVidia GeForce Go)

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  I've finally narrowed my search for a new Media Center Notebook down
to a few Hewlett-Packard Pavilion DV8000-series untis, but must now
choose between two graphics packages, neither of which I have any
substantive experience with and/or preference for.  So, I'd greatly
appreciate any input you'd care to share on this whole graphics issue!

  All of the laptops I'm considering feature 17.0" WXGA+ screens.  All
are also high-definition, BrightView, WideScreen displays (1440 x 900).
One such laptop has ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP graphics while others
have nVidia GeForce Go 7400 graphics.  So, I guess what I'd really like
to know is if one graphics product - that is, ATI Radeon or nVidia
GeForce - is actually "better" in some way than the other?

  I know that this query is inherently subjective, but if you have any
practical knowledge and/or experience with these graphics types, then
I'd love to hear back from you so that I may optimize the choice best
suited to my needs.

  Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.  Have A Great Day!

          -- Scott
            Suburban Buffalo, New York                                                        

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