Originally Posted by Hammerhead
From what I was told, Alienware never advertised the 7700 as having upgradable GPU's. They may have said it was upgradable for proc., memory, or drives, but they were careful after the AGP to PCIe situation with the 5500 not to advertise the 7700 as GPU upgradeable.
Perhaps they never put it in writing, I don't know. But speaking to no less than four customer service reps, they all touted how the graphics card was upgradeable. I suppose one could argue it wasn't the official company line, but when what are supposed to be the spokesmen of the company don't know what they're supposed to say, that's a problem in my book. As for the motherboard, I'd say Nvidia has it's share of the blame for this, but then again, the Dell XPS doesn't require a new mobo to go from the 6800 Ultra to the 7800 GTX the way the Clevo D900T does, so it may be a case of Clevo not anticipating future progress adequately.