Originally Posted by Derek H
Any Idea when Dell will introduce new laptops? I really like 15.4inch notebooks but the 6400 only comes with the x1400. I wonder if they will come out with something new or even begin to offer a better GPU?
I've been thinking the same thing myself. I think that the 6400,1505 is probably the best value laptop on the market. The only thing that keeps me from buying one is the limited gaming ability of the x1400. I would be willing to spend an extra few hundred bucks to get a mid-high end card like the Atix1600 which is common on Asus and Acer notebooks. As I understand it the new ati x1700 and nvidia 7700 are good performers designed specifically to suit slim-med sized notebooks like the E1505. They would be great options on any future 15.4 inch Dell brings out. I would buy one to replace my old inspiron 5160. However, I think any serious upgrade of gpu might be just wishful thinking on my part. I'm betting that they will replace the x1400 with the new x1450 card.
As for launch dates, from memory and that's always a bit fuzzy these days, Dell brought out the 9400, E1705 in November of last year. The E1505 followed a few months later replacing the 6000. Could be the same pattern again this year. Anyone out there with better information on this?