If you're a heavy gamer, dedicated graphics is a must. The latest integrated option from Intel is very, very good compared to what must people assume when they think "integrated". The truth is, they can play just about the best games up to a couple years ago, which means they're as good as what the best cards were probably when you bought your last system....... which is probably making a lot of you think hard. Dedicated graphics on a tablet doesn't really fly. Yes, Acer uses it on ther 14" tablet, but that's a beast and built like junk..... plus most people in need of a tablet aren't heavy gamers and a dedicated card would add about another $200 to the cost of the unit and use up more battery life..... two things a lot of people can't spare.