I've purchased several System76 desktops and have been pleased with them. They can only be configured with nVidia cards. That's why I was surprised to see that their Pangolin Performance laptop can only be configured with "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Graphics with 512MB GDDR2 Memory." I'm a little concerned given ATI's historically poor Linux performance. Have things changed that much?
I contacted System76 and they said they regularly offer both ATI and nVidia on and off, and that ATI cards give more bang for the buck. Really? With Linux?