That is a good price, and yes you can definitely upgrade the processor later, it's very easy to do, Did mine myself on about 30 min.
Originally Posted by Angry Nude
Nice. Best deal for a 9400/7800go combo at the Dell Outlet ATM is $1919 - bargain (not!). I'll keep looking.
Originally Posted by PcGeek04
I am with you, I check the outlet fairly often as well but the configs still dont come near the price for a new one, even if you add the extra cost of the 7800 or 7900, whichever makes its return/debut, later this month or next month.
I think I am pretty much gonna wait as well.
Another issue to think about with the Merom cores - getting rid of a lower end Yonah may be problematic at best. You market is limited to those folks that got the T1300 and then you have to narrow the field even more for those that are willing to upgrade the CPU themselves. Pretty small market if you have a 1.83 or less DUO.
I would say to spend the cash on the T2500 now and then wait until next summer to upgrade to the first gen Merom at that time. You may have a better chance of getting rid of the T2500 vs. the T2400 or less.
2.0Ghz seems to be the virtual boundry for resale as well.
Just food for thought. My opinion only. I personally am struggling with the decision to spend 200.00 extra for the 2.0Ghz, just doesn't seem to be worth it Pricevs. Performance, but I am wondering about resale value in a year.