Correct me if I am wrong, and please I beg you all to read carefully and think with your mind and not with your lawyer's phone number. I do understand that you have spent a hefty amount of cash on a computer that is upgradeable as computer makers say.
Is it me or is it the people here that want the 7800 are just focusing on Alienware not being able to "make" the NVIDIA 7800 work on the current boards?
Isn't this happening with Sager and OTHER companies that make the D900T clones? Should all people that bought computers based on the Clevo D900 take actions against all the companies that sell them, because all companies "screwed" them by telling them that the computer they were purchasing was upgradeable to anything that came out?
If we remember correctly, when Alienware released the 766 model it was indeed upgradeable (five video cards came out). However thanks to some sudden turns (thank you corporate America) the video card manufacturers decided to make a hard transition from AGP to PCI-Express screwing the other 99% of the world that had AGP, at first, it was supposed to be a soft transition as AGP would have slowly been replaced until 2006.
All mobile computer manufacturers had to switch to PCI-Express all of the sudden and yes, there were complains from customers from all companies because of the sudden change and they just bought a mobile computer with the latest AGP based video card and it was now "obsolete". But are companies that make computers supposed to have a crystal ball to tell them what will be coming out in the next few weeks or months?
If we remember correctly, the first generation of Area 51m 7700 (Clevo D900T) is upgradeable, the requirements for the 6800go Ultra cards simply exceeded the voltage capacity of the first motherboard and 180w power supplies. Could it have been that all companies that make the D900t may have miscalculated the future capacity needed?
Or was it because NVIDIA did not have time to make the 6800go Ultra with lower power requirements due to public pressure to put the product out ASAP?
If you remember just recently, not only Alienware but all manufacturers that had the first generation Clevo D900T based systems had to do a mobo swap to provide more voltage to the NVIDIA 6800go Ultra and upgrade the AC adapter to a 220w to be able to feed the power hungry requirements of this card.
I know that most of us are excited about this new release and need to have the latest in performance, yes, those 15-20 frames per second more really count for some of us, as those benchmarks are our bragging rights.
We will have to wait and see if NVIDIA made the 7800go video card (yet again under much public pressure to put it out ASAP) to work with the older mobos and 180w AC adapters, if it will work with the second generation motherboard and 220w AC adapter or if it will need a new mobo swap and a new power adapter. So I ask of you, is it the fault of all the computer manufacturers with the D900T or is it NVIDIA´s fault that the NV7800go requires more power? Is it perhaps our fault because we pressured NVIDIA into releasing a product as soon as possible cutting their possibilities to work further in the product and perhaps make it better or with lower requirements during such time? Am I the only one that forgot some place called ATI who say they are working on a video card that will stand up to the NV6800ultra and the NV7800go and work on the first and second generation Clevo D900T´s?
The NVIDIA 7800go card has not yet been released and its full specs or requirements are not available yet. Let's wait first and see what happens.
In the meantime, are you happy with the framerates that you get in your games with the 6800go and the 6800go Ultra? Aren't you happy that you are able to run the latest games without a hiccup with these cards? Does your Area 51m 7700 or Clevo D900t take on anything that you throw at it?
Just my opinion.