True, but Asus has (so far) declined to take advantage of the modular slot, and I don't think they have any future plans to. Besides, my desktop card (9700 TX) has worked fine in the 2-3 flavors of Linux I've tried, so unless the mobile cards have some kind of problems, its still fine in my opinion.
Its really too bad they don't put more oomph behind the Z71V. I mean, I think most people will agree, the Z70V offers more hardware-wise for the average consumer, and unless Asus tries to cram a 6800 Go into the 6600's slot (which isn't likely, is it?), it's still underpowered compared to the Z70Va. On the other hand, the mysterious dip switch is one of its plusses, but really... is it going to be worth it? Besides, if the Z71V supports next-gen P-M processors, wouldn't the same apply to the Z70Va? With a little work, I think a Z71V "Refresh" could probably sweep the Z70Va off its feet. BUt are there any plans?
I just don't understand Asus' thought process with the Z70Va and the Z71V. Here, they release a Z71V as the "gaming" notebook, then a few months later, release a rehashed Z70V (which was clearly not aimed for the gaming enthusiast) which is basically in the same market as the Z71V. Why are they pitting the two laptops against each other?