Originally Posted by =ERPE
I've already browsed much of these forums. I need a laptop that'll run games for the next two years, I'm getting rid of my desktop and need a beast of a laptop so I can take it to LANs, of which I goto at least once a month. I just feel that a 6800 GO might get outdated to soon.
Then you may never buy another laptop or desktop every again, product cycles for most GPUs these days are not even lasting 18 Months, Games like EQ2 are prime examples of how not to make a game engine, which it has been out for a while and right now maybe only the 7800 or an sli 6800 ultra setup may run it smoothly with the goodies turned on.
AT the moment laptops are not too terribly upgradeable in the graphics department. So if you get an XPS or i9300 either way you may be locked into one card only.
You can play pretty much all games out now with both laptops, just a hair faster with the XPS Gen2. If you have to have gigabit lan and the Ultra then go for it, You will probably make due with the i9300 though and save about $500 between the two, which you can put away for your next lappy purchase 18 months from now
If you get the i9300 I would suggest not getting the true life screen, just for performance in games, even though the 6800 Go is very close to the same performance as the ultra, it does not have the same memory bandwidth for 1920X1200 gaming as the latter does, not without overclockign that is. Thats not to say you cannot game with the i9300 and the WUXGA screen, just that the performance is better with less pixels.