There was one user on this forum who own a Sony Vaio laptop with a switch. Since Nvidia messed up the 330M GT driver of the dedicated graphic he switched to the internal (likely Intel) one and could work away.
I guess that user was me.
After a year or so working like this I start to get REALLY tired of Sony. I always work with the STAMINA-button switched on, but I bought the laptop mainly for its great specs on paper (great specs when in SPEED-mode that is). Even with the STAMINA-button it's not working as it should. The screen freezes about one second with an interval of around 10-15 minutes, sometimes even more frequent depending on the workload. The sound never stops, it sounds good and the recordings are without dropouts or other flaws, but it's extremely frustrating to work like this.
I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy a Vaio for audio- or videopurposes.
Just spoke to Sony support also, and they said that Sony refuses to update any drivers, both now and in the future as they claim that the included drivers are tested and works just fine (which is bull****). Nvidia doesn't have any updated drivers either. So the support guy recommended me to write my own drivers if I could take the time to do it.
Now, I was thinking about continuing what I started a year ago in the thread I created but I might aswell ask in this thread as it's kind of about the same thing;
1. Are there any external graphic cards that would work with my laptop? Like a docking station or so? External graphic cards, do they at all exist? I've never seen one..
2. Timur, have you heard anything about new Nvidia-drivers for hybrid technology laptops that actually works? Official or non-official releases? How could you write your own drivers without messing up the computer?
Sorry if I hijack this thread..
I have a Sony Vaio VPC Z13M9E/B and i use it with an RME FF800 by the way..