I have been waiting, month to month, to replace my current laptop (Dell I8500) with the new D900K dual core unit. I need a workstation capable unit desperately, and when everyone changed their shipping dates this week to mid-December (Voodoo just says NO ETA and Rockdirect must be so embarrased that they havn't even addressed the latest delay yet), I decided to pull the string and order something this week.
Tell me why I should not order the EX7 with the P4 670 EM64T and Quadro FX 1400. I know the obvious issues, such as weight, poor battery life, heat, etc., but unless the unit shuts itself down due to the heat, those are pretty much non factors to me.
I will use it 90% for 3D rendering, Photoshop, various other graphic software and the remaining for personal use while travelling. I know the AMD gets better ratings for gaming ( not involved with that), but I thought the P4 performs better at rendering. Intel told me on two seperate occassions to opt for the P4 in lieu of the P M for 3D work. As for the P M, Dell has dropped the P4 from it's mobile lineup and replaced with the P M. Their M70, one of the highest mobile workstations in performance and speed, uses the P M. Unfortunately, there are few options available on the M70.
I want the D900K, just cannot wait any longer. I've been telling myself another month I can wait, but there are no guarantees mid-December won't be changed to mid-January. Then the Intel dual cores will be available for laptops. What then?