Originally Posted by Cutters
Another voice of reason here!! although I do think dell will offer an upgrade for the 9300 if they do so for the XPS, Dell has sold ALOT more 9300's than they have the XPS. As you have pointed out XPS is the shallow generations laptop of choice and as it seems there are plenty of people here that get paychecks from mommy and daddy there are alot of cards to be sold so they can engage in a pissing contest and compare their packages.
Hey now, I represent
I do own an XPS, and yes it is a blingy blingety blinged out laptop, but I got it for cheaper than I was able to configure a 9300 so the choice for me was obvious. First thing I did was disable the annoying night lights, next I plan on pulling the monitor apart to paint the brushed(scratched) aluminum top, probably flat black. Oh, and for the record, when I
bought my XPS2, I
gave my old laptop to my parents, so not every XPS2 owner is a spoiled little rich kid still sucking on mommy's teet.
I hope Dell offers the upgrade for the 9300, it would be bad business for them not to. I'm fairly confident that they will offer it as an upgrade to the XPS2, and I am also pretty damn sure I won't buy. I went from a 6800GT to a 7800GTX in my desktop(sold the 6800 so the upgrade really only cost me about 120 bucks) and sure I'm squeezing out a few extra FPS on BF2, HL2, and all the latest games, but I was able to play them all with the 6800 at max settings with 50+ FPS. I'm pretty sure, atleast to me, that anything over 50-60 FPS is just bragging rights, I don't notice any difference.
Now if I can recoup most of the cost of the upgrade by selling the 6800Ultra, I may get the new card when it comes out, but anything more than 100 bucks or so just isn't worth a performance increase that I won't notice.