Before I will order a laptop with M290X I would like to confirm that VCE is supported by this card.
on AMD website there is a nice table of features for desktop R9 series with clear Video Codec Engine (VCE) (with H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D) support.
For mobile R9 there is no information. I hope you can provide me a valueable info about this.
Sorry for this late reply.
As per our best knowledge this series of cards supports VCE whether it is a desktop version or laptop. Hope you get your answer.