Dual core - it'll come
That screen - is one of the BEST gaming screens of that size. If I'm not mistaken that's a Sammy panel with a 10ms response time. It should be night and day better for gaming than any panel we've seen on any 17" notebook to date. Go look at the specs:http://www.samsung.com/Products/TFTL...amily_cd=LCD02
If you'll note at the bottom this has the best possible (in this size factor) color gamut and response time. Those are seriously nice features that have not been possible in notebooks before. I'll grant you the size and power issues, but frankly this screen is a gem. And a lot more notebooks based off of it (at least for the high end folks) are going to come, you watch.
If TurionX2 and Merom make 35w specs, then such cpu's with this sli beast will be unbelievable. I have no doubt after the 5720 that eventually we'll see Merom, and of course we'll see Turion x2 in time.
Yeah it's big, but for those of us tired of being crammed onto these eentsy keyboards, peering at super tiny screens, this is a breath of fresh air.
Talk about forward vision? 64 bit, SLI all ready to carry you to Vista and well into super FPS in the latest games through 2008.
Kudos Sager. Fantastic machine.
Little caveats that are nice. Better USB throughput than Intel. Probably better upgradeability (you'll have to take my bet on that one - just would appear that way), and it's easily 6-9 months sooner than Intel can manage even something close to this amount of power. Merom won't really be here till year end, so this is a nice move for the AMD field.