I see a lot of discussion about dedicated GPUs in past and upcoming MBP models. I know for myself personally, a dedicated GPU is going to be a requirement for any laptop that I purchase in the future. There has been some talk of Apple trying to phase out the dedicated GPUs through their entire laptop line, which I think is a mistake, but I'm wonder what others think. For my own uses, I simply want a GPU for playing the occasional game, although I want to be able to play newer games. I don't want to buy a Windows laptop for gaming simply because I want to keep my machine running OSX. I took a look at some of the trends with the past MBPs and put them in a chart. It definitely seems like apple is moving away from dedicated GPUs, which is quite unfortunate. Code: Year Low High Mid 2010 330M (256MB) 330M (512MB) Early 2011 6490M (256MB) 6770M(1GB) Late 2011 6750M (512MB) 6770M(1GB) Mid 2012 650M (512MB) 650M (1GB) Late 2013 Intel GPU 750M (2GB) Late 2014? Intel GPU 750M (2GB) Now one thing the chart doesn't reflect is price, but the low end models for 2010 and 2011 were significantly cheaper than they are now (although current models are retina). In fact, if I were to organize this chart with a third column for a "Medium" spec, there'd be an even bigger gap in the later models, where the integrated GPU is only included in the most expensive option. I don't think it's a good sign that despite being more expensive (and more demanding) the lower end Macbook pros are no longer coming with dedicated GPUs.