John asked: “Is it possible to upgrade the graphics drive on a laptop?”
John, if you mean the graphics card on the laptop, it is possible on some models, but unless you specifically have a gaming PC, the odds are not great.
Most laptops just use integrated graphics chips that are part of their motherboards and they don’t leave empty spaces to add anything else, some do come with cards that can sometimes be updated, but they’re in the minority.
The reason isn’t just space, newer graphics card tend to generate even more heat than older ones, so even if they could fit, manufacturers would still have no way of accounting for the airflow the new card would require. Desktops are nice and roomy and can have room for multiple fans, but laptops have to deal with a much more delicate balance between power and heat management, so most laptops ship one way and are expected to stay roughly that way.
There are some laptops that allow you to connect to an external GPU now, but those are either very special gaming laptops with connectors designed for it, or Apple laptops where they’re taking advantage of the Thunderbolt port and putting a GPU in the screen.
So, with the exception of very specially designed models that offer upgradable or external graphics, the answer is, as we said, no.