for Intel HD Graphics 1st generation?
1. You said that you can't update OpenGL version of a graphics card. ------> For 2nd and 3rd generation you do an OpenGL update from 3.2 to 3.3
2. You add OpenCL support for 3rd generation
3. You add a lot of feature for 2nd and 3rd generation.
4. You update DirectX version for 2nd and 3rd generation.
5. Windows 8 support for 2nd and 3rd generation ------> If windows 8 is not supported by 1st generation, it will be the best reason to change laptop.
With Intel HD Graphics 1st generation we have a lot of bug.
1. OpenGL issue. We have 2.1, but not all the feature are working.
2. We need more power to run new game. I would like to run Il2 Cliffs of dover. I run Arma 2 in low setting at about 10-25 fps.
THX to understand that I very like you, but you need more update for 1st generation.
they may of abandoned it due to the fact that u can only do so much with older hardware,
eventually making updated drivers for old hardware gives very little of a performance boost,if any at all.
i could be wrong but this is what im assuming