Originally Posted by apropo73
That's, at least, what i'm planning to do - just bought 1705 with 1.86 processor and hopefully will get the MOST powerful merom 2.33GHz in the future when the BIOS will be released by dell and the prices will be reasonable
I'm wondering if DELL will indeed release a bios upgrade...
Or if they will be forcing people to instead buy a "new" lappy.
Seems to me if Intel has said only a bios update is needed, that mfg's can use the same motherboards that it would be really crappy if the mfg's restrict the use of the "new" cpu to models that only shipped with that new cpu, leaving existing owners high and dry.... Forcing them to have to buy a "new" computer, one that orginally shipped with that cpu.
Any long time DELL owners out there know how DELL has addressed these issues in the past.... NEW CPU, same pin outs, only a bios update being needed to be able to use the new cpu in an existing model? That model NOT being SOLD /Purchased with the "new" cpu?