I would wait for the new XPS coming soon as some suggested. If you really want the newest and the best and you don't care how much you spend, of course.
The new XPS shouldn't be that much more expensive than the best M170 right now, so yeah.
For $3500 you can get a laptop from PC Torque that has dual 7800GTXs in SLI, 2GB of RAM and a 100GB 7200rpm HDD.
I wonder how much better the Core Duo + 7900GTX is going to be for the new XPS...
Originally Posted by BUCKEYESHANE
Thanks for the responses. Well what do you guys think do I need a laptop cooler? Is 90c too high a temp and should I be concerned? Thanks
If you want your laptop to last as long as you hope it will, yes. That's a lot of heat in such a small space with near zero clearance between components.
By the way. Here's another link to the cooler I suggested, from ZipZoomFly with free shipping
Pentium M 760 (2GHz/533MHz FSB) $1,353.00
17in True Life Wide Screen UXGA
1GB,DDR2,533MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 Ultra,for XPS M170
60GB Ultra ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Internal Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth
80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
$1,466.29, shipped. In boxing now, should be here 21st~25th of this month.