Geez....sorry about the triple-post. Some moderator delete them plz, if possible.
This site died so many times on the school computers I eventually gave up, figuring it was server-side problems. I didn't think ANY of those had gone through, kept getting errors and "can't connect to site". Sorry.
But, yeah, in general the whole concept of the gaming laptop is kind of off-base these days. Mainly I just like that screen and type of design though...as a 1 computer user who travels occasionally but whose laptop GENERALLY never moves much, a big screen is important. I suppose I should just cave and buy a nice big one for home though. *shrugs*
I am kind of interested in the XPS desktop though...if they can get it in a competitive price-range, keep it well-built and customizable...good support...it might lure away some of those who would ordinarily build their own stuff.
Is anyone else kind of annoyed in the direction they're taking the XPS stuff? XPS was always kind of the bargain-basement of the boutique builders...the wal-mart of computer performance for those who didn't want to do it themselves but didn't want to shell out $3-7k to an Alienware or a Falcon or Hypersonic. Now they seem to be aiming at the upper price ranges and beating the competition through market-share and close ties to intel/nvidea rather than value. Calling them the "Lexus" line was kind of a warning sign to me back in the day too...Lexus was originally an re-branded Toyota and value-lux brand...now, with it's current "brand cache", they get to over-charge for ridiculous stuff just like everyone else they used to beat did.
I miss my value! Realisticly, with the old coupons and some of the deals they ran, the old XPS stuff was always a pretty good value (except when the gen 1 laptop got a little long in the tooth).