Originally Posted by Siggy
I've got no problem with the idea of pin-modding my CPU, but the 7800GTX upgrade runs too hot and sucks too much juice to be worthwhile for me. As such, if the Go7800 is comparable with the Go6800 in terms of power use, the 9400 is a more practical solution for most users, in my opinion.
I want a laptop that can sit on my lap without frying my testicles and runs on the battery for at least 90 minutes so I can make use of the portability aspect.
Anyway, this whole thing is great news IMO. about a year from now, we can look at some merom benchmarks and see if it is truly worth an upgrade. since we know that merom compatible mobos work with hte 9300 chassis(the 9400), if merom is worth upgrading to, it will just take a call to spare parts to get a new mobo.
On top of that, it means that the possibility of a future video card upgrade is more likely.