Thanks Dashby, seems you your Mayhem G1. I have been waiting for pictures of the computer and boy is it sweet. Is the machine actually metal, or just metallic looking? Once again thank you and I should be ordering one of these bad boys soon. Know I've asked this before, but after the lsat time I have asked, have you noticed any noise? I want to use this in a semi quiet atmoshpere where a loud fan is unacceptable (be honest ).
Thanks for the review, Dashby! Y'all keep making my decision harder. The Mayhem G1 looks like a nice machine. You say that they gave you a $60 credit for not taking the games? Maybe that credit and some creative configuring will get the G1 under my budget. If I go with a Uniwill machine, I'd much rather by from ABS than Cyberpower based on what I've been reading here lately. It sounds like ABS is the better company by far.
Just ordered a G1 myself, but woke up today not realizing what sound card is in there?! What's in your's if you don't mind my asking? I'm pretty new to laptops, always been a tower guy. Are they (somewhat) easily upgradeable?
I've assembled many desktop systems and understand the technology fairly well but my next computer will be my first notebook.
I'm considering the Mayhem G2 and some others; the Panasonic p25, Fujitsu 5010, zForce F2 and the IBM T41. I want the mobile cpu, Dothan would be nice but the older 1 mb cache set is ok too.
I'm going on the road for a company and this machine will travel all over the world. I plan to treat it well as I can but it will be scanned and fidded with by customs folk.
I've seen and touched the IBM and it seems to be very solid with it's metal hinges and screen frame. I've not seen the ABS machines. They have a wonderful price and feature set but I don't know how sturdy they are. Does anyone know what systems have sturdy metal hinges, fairly rigid screen frames and robust looking port covers? I want Radeon graphics which rules out all of the "rugged" and "semi-rugged" sysems I've seen and they all cost a sultan's ransom anyway.