Ok just chatted with sales rep.
Supposedly, if u order with integrated, u CAN upgrade yourself. Once u pop in the new PCI-E card, the integrated is disbabled.
But then again, with dell reps, u never know for sure if they know what they're talking about:
1:55:12 PMCU_Rep_OliverWelcome to Dell Sales Chat.My name is Oliver.I'll be your personal sales agent today.give me a moment to review your concern, please don’t go away.
1:55:17 PMCU_Rep_OliverHi Jay.
1:55:29 PMYouHi Oliver
1:55:31 PMCU_Rep_Oliverwhat can i assist you with that?
1:55:41 PMYouQuestion about the E1705... If i choose the INTEGRATED Graphics option
1:56:00 PMYouIs it possible for me to later upgrade to the GEFORCE 7800
1:56:57 PMCU_Rep_OliverYes its ok to upgrade later.
1:57:39 PMYouI see... Thanks!
One last question
1:58:02 PMCU_Rep_OliverOk,you are welcome,jay.
1:58:15 PMYouIf I buy with the Geforce 7800 option, and then i remove the 7800 PCI-e card, will it default back to the integrated graphics?
1:59:35 PMCU_Rep_Oliverthe integrated will be disabled once you upgrade.
2:00:26 PMYouI see..
2:00:34 PMYouSo i will have to send the laptop to dell for the upgrade?
2:00:47 PMYouOr can i buy any PCI-E graphics card and slot it in myself?
2:01:05 PMCU_Rep_OliverYes you can do it your self.
2:02:25 PMCU_Rep_Oliveranything else that i can assist you regarding this,Jay?
2:02:42 PMYouI see, and the integrated graphics is "automatically" disabled by the motherboard when i put in a new card?
2:03:40 PMYouThanks oliver!
2:03:47 PMYouThats all i need!
2:03:49 PMCU_Rep_OliverYou are welcome,Would there be anything else that I can assist you regarding this?
2:04:01 PMYouNo thanks
2:04:40 PMCU_Rep_OliverThank you for choosing Dell Sales chat and Have a great day