Well, I'm having problems with my XPS-2. The screens seems to be flickering and colors seem to be distorting here and there when I surf or just view the desktop. My wallpaper is right now set to none. And it's blue, but it randomely changes to purple, red, etc.
I'm not sure what the problem is, but anyways... (I think it's the video card).
I had a 2 hour phone call with Dell today to try to resolve the problem. I'm going to have to send it in to the Depot to have the LCD and video card replaced.
But at the end of the conversation, the tech asked me if I did an upgrade? I was like no, I wish I could though.
And so the question came up, we'll we be able to upgrade? He said for right now no. Dell hasn't made a final decision. He seems to flash back to some nightmarish scenario with the XPS Gen 1. I guess it cost Dell a hella lot of money to have the technicians go to the customer's homes to install a $500 video card.
And so the tech and I get into a debate on how Dell advertised the XPS Gen 2 as a extreme gamer's system and the possibility of upgrades.
He was like it was cool to dream, but the nature of the notebook market (close ended systems) gave Dell an escape clause.
If this is true (which I can't say it is), I will hold off on buying Extreme laptops and instead invest in a desktop (preferably not a Dell).