|Did you already buy one (from Ebay) - is that what I am reading? And it is already defective?
Can someone clarify the 9700 only holds 2mb of RAM max with a clock speed of 400mhz? Isn't this slower than the Dell's 667mhz and the Dell holds a max of 4gb?
Does the Dell have a dual-core processor? Does the 9700?
Isn't the Dell magnesium/alloy casing better than the 9700 plastic? Plus I read somewhere the Dell has a mini-shock absorber for the HD.
So why would I buy the 9700 over the Dell? These are serious question as I am dumping my Sager 9860 in the next month and need to replace it before that time.
They have not shipped from AW yet, so no one has got one off ebay.
The 9700 only holds 2GB of ram, the max windows XP can see is 2.75.
The clock speed of the ram is 400Mhz, like all other current AMD processors, this is the fastest ram you can use, besides the TurionX2, that can use DDR2.
Dell uses the new Intel Core Duo mobile processors, they are dual core. The 9700 uses a Turion 64 mobile processor, this is not dual core.
Dual core will do absolutely nothing to improve gaming unless you are gaming and doing something else at the same time, the something else (lets say the internet) will have its own processor to beat up. No games can use “dual core”. in the case you play a game on a dual core system, only one of the processor cores is used, the other one just sits there doing nothing.
Why buy a 9700 over a dell?
1)\tI think you’re missing the “BIG DEAL” with the 9700. it is the first ever 17” notebook with SLI. Brefly, SLI is when you have 2 video cards vice one, so in theory you get 100% graphic improvement then using one(its more like 70-80%)
2)\tDell only uses Intel processors, if you’re a gamer, you want AMD. The 9700 uses a AMD processor.
3)\t9700=RAID Dell= No RAID
4)\tWhile you may read some complaints about AW tech support, if you REALLY want to see bad tech support, buy a dell =)