Hey, I have the Toshiba p10-ee1 with the 9700 and maya works very well. It's actually a tiny bit faster than the desktop version of nvidia fx 5600 in maya.
I did notice some lighting differences (ugly darkening when using bevel) compared to the 5600.
I would have loved it if this laptop came with fx 5700 since it's better for opengl...but I'm happy.
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