Originally Posted by roro
^this is still a 256MB card... just cuz it shares RAM doesn't mean it's not using 256MB of memory for graphics. i think people are making a bigger deal out of this than is necessary. 256MB TurboCache is still way better than a plain old 64MB card. the only difference is that you will be losing some system memory... and if you have at least 1GB of ram, then it's not a huge loss.
So, in your view, a graphics card...
Originally Posted by brad81987
If you're into computers enough that your going to shell out for an XPS, i'd expect that you're more up to date on the technology. Obviously the problem is some people don't know what TurboCache means. When most dedicated computer users run into a word or phrase or description they dont recognize, they look it up. I dont think its at all unfair for Dell to expect that people who are buying higher end computer know a...
Originally Posted by Godsmack
I would venture to say that they are knowingly using this kind of deceptive advertising and probably weighed the possible legal action against profits a long time ago. Money talks folks, its plain and simple. Its disheartening to see Dell fall into these practices as I really respected Mr. Dell and the company for a long time and now will have to pay more attention and re-think my recommendations to clients in the...
Originally Posted by Ceelo
Godsmack - First of all, that was a horrible analogy. Secondly, I was merely pointing out that terms such as Core Duo and TurboCache already serve their purpose for describing the actual product. Core Duo = two cores in one processor, TurboCache = dedicated memory + system memory.
I can't believe this thread is still going. It's even more difficult to believe that people are still defending Dell's...
Originally Posted by baydestrian
I'm pretty sure I've got some good news guys for those of you interested in the 30% off EPP deal. It IS still in effect. I bought an m1210 today and saved over $600. For some reason or another, it does not work at certain times of the day, but they will eventually. Get them soon before dell does something fishy again. If you want one of these coupons, buy them for $4-5 on ebay by searching 'XPS coupon'. I bought...
I'm interested in this answer. My feeling is that the onboard sound, although implemented as part of the chipset on the motherboard, is not considered "hardware" for purposes of BF2. I think that you need a dedicated and separate sound card for it to be considered hardware. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will let us know.
I wish Costco offered faster processors and the choice of not getting the AV package. Maybe they will in the future. The Intel T2300E chip has a feature removed from the T2300 chip that may not be important to you. Here's a link:
I need to be able to take my laptop into buildings where cameras aren't allowed, so the AV package is a problem for me.