Originally Posted by Yang88She
other than the fact that they are both expense kick a$$ systems =P...well as far as the availability of the m:460 expect like 45-50+ days to receive on order, that's according to some of the members of the voodoo forum www.voodoopc.com....which
is a worse wait then the Area51M...but I'm sure both systems are nice, but some people prefer oranges, some apples...=P
Heh--I definitely agree with both the kick a$$ and, especially, the expensive, part.
As far as the wait goes, in fact, I just recently ordered an m:460 from Voodoo, and was told it would take roughly 30 days, modified to 40 days by the head honcho on the Voodoo boards. So the wait doesn't seem to be quite as bad as it was -- though I will believe it once I actually get the notebook.
There are any number of heavier gaming laptops, but I was looking for a thin-and-light one with decent battery life. This pretty much meant a 15" screen, pentium-M, ATI 9600, and ideally a 7200 rpm hard drive. Obviously, this means price isn't a limiting factor. The Alienwares never tempted me at all, especially since I think their design looks cheesy. I like Dells, but they have nothing that fits the bill (the 8600 is too heavy and too big for what I want). Leaving aside some other companies (ABS, ibuypower, cyberpower -- not to mention go-l
) which may or may not provide a good product for less, both the Voodoo and IBM looked tempting -- but the Voodoo is thinner and lighter and much more in tune with what I'm looking for. It's even cheaper than the IBM, which must be almost a first for a Voodoo.