Originally Posted by notebook newbie
Hypersonic's website states that it has a user-upgradeable graphics module. Can someone explain to me a little more about this?
Yes, the CX7 and most of the other "laptops" that Hypersonic sells have user-upgradeable GPU's. It is a simple process to swap them out. There is generally a panel held in place by 4 small phillips screws that can be removed. Under this panel resides the GPU. On the GPU there will be 4 spring tensioned mount screws. These screws can be tricky but once they are loose, the GPU tightly lifts straight out. In addition you will have to disconnect the 2-pin fan connector.
Reverse and repeat to re-install the new card.
I agree with Mountain Man tho. Since DX10 is only supported by a handfull of cards right now, DX10 will be slow to become mainstream. Programmers understand only a small percentage of PC gamers keep their Desktops or High-End laptops up-to-date with gear that has been available for less than 6-months to a year. Most systems get upgraded with gear that is 1-2 years old (technologically speaking) as it is generally 1/2-1/3 the cost of the latest and greatest. I would expect DX10 to become mainstream somewhere around this time next year (2008). It is a safe bet that once it does, a DX10 complainant Laptop GPU will be short to follow.