I recently bought an Acer Aspire 5920G laptop. It is my first laptop and it comes with a nice GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. Although the GeForce 8600M is not the most powerfull graphics card on the market it is a good one for a laptop, being able to handle DirectX10 and Shader Model 4.0 pretty well.
One of the things that drew my attention on this laptop was how old its drivers were, and I mean REALLY OLD! Its graphics card driver dates April 2007. My first thought was “lets check for new graphics driver at nVidia” but after some searching I found that many graphics drivers for laptops are provided directly by their vendor (this is because each laptop may use a modified driver version). Going to Acer driver download page I found that I was already using their latest drivers… O.o
Because nVidia has a Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) I thought it might be possible to install their latest drivers on my laptop and after some search I found the solution at laptopvideo2go. There you can find modded INF files that allows you to intall the latest nVidia drivers on your laptop. I tried their Forceware 177.35 driver mod for Windows Vista and it worked great! If you have a laptop make it a try.