Originally Posted by spybyscript
Actually the drivers just have a couple simple places changed in the ini, that is all. No real optimizations. Use the latest driver you can get, www.laptopvideo2go.com, get their modified INI file and then do a search for "RotateFlag" and replace the value there with 0x40 and there you go... you have the latest drivers, which rotate just fine.
There is no such thing as tablet optimized drivers for notebooks using Geforce based video cards. It is a simple flag turning on/off automatic rotation. There IS such a thing as tablet optimized video cards, which really just means downclocking and extra thermal guards put into the hardware itself to prevent a meltdown.
Personally speaking, I have had no trouble playing games on my M4. I have a Geforce 6600 in mine, 1.6ghz with 2gb of ram. I play Half-Life2 at 1024 with all settings maxed, I play Battlefield at 1024 with all settings except for shadows at high. The tablet is perfectly capable of playing games, although the card is downclocked more than usual due to it being a tablet pc and all...
The only issues I've run into are heat issues, which you can complain to Toshiba about, or get a cooling pad, or do the brave (potentially warranty breaking) thing of opening it up and checking the heat sink. Much safer thing to do is contact Toshiba and complain about the heat issue, if you have it, and they will get it fixed.
BTW, the heat issues are not just gaming related, although gaming certainly can cause them to show up fast. It can simply get too hot to handle under moderate photoshop work, etc. If this is happening contact them and let them know about that - the heat DOES affect the video card in a rather drastic way of having it downclock itself repeatedly, causing all sorts of stuttering. This is something their tech support will be more understanding/knowledgable about and will move fast on, rather than saying "It is not playing x game well" because it is not sold as a gaming machine. I told them it mine gets unbearably hot while using it as a tablet on photoshop, and they immediately set up having it picked up, sent for a checkup and sent back sans heat problem.
Other people, as mentioned on www.tabletpcbuzz.com, opened up theirs and did it themself. It doesn't seem to be a big problem though, as far as scale of peple affected by it.