Well I tried not to choke on me own tears mate!
Here is the "OFFICIAL" reply to my inquiry
Good Morning Bill
Thank you for your enquiry. Video cards in notebooks are confusing. While they are based on the desktop chips of the same number, the notebook ones generally have Go in front of the number and are not necessarily identical to the desktop versions, driverwise or amount of ram onboard, however they are based on the same chipset. Instruction wise, eg Direct X 10, is the same. Manufacturers rarely have specific details or drivers for the notebook ones on their web site, so it is hard to get much information easily. The attached press release from Nvidia is the only information I have available, however I have requested our notebook manufacturer to provide detailed specifications.
I expect a reply within 24 hrs, so will email you as soon as I get something, but be sure it will be a Go 8800 series card with at least 768MB of RAM. The cards are internal, with heatsink / fan designed into the cards specifically for notebook use. They plug into the motherboard. I have attached a photo of them, together with a photo of the hard drive layout.
So far as colour, subject to availability, we will be going with the gunmetal grey/black rather than the blue on our web site... example attached.
Regarding stock, they are due to arrive at the end of the month at the latest as we have a special arrangement with nNidia and will have them before anyone else knows, however, we are in the hands of the overseas factory and it could extend a week or two. Again, I will keep you informed as we will have an update on the ETA by Wednesday this week.
So far as ordering, if you wish to reserve one, let me know. We don't require full payment up front, just a deposit of $1,500- to confirm your order with the balance not payable until it is ready to ship. I monitor orders and let you know when to pay the balance. At the risk of sounding like a pushy salesperson, which I am not, the first shipment will go fairly quickly. It would be best to order one in the next week or so if you need it sooner rather than later]
Queensland Branch Manager
Pioneer Computers Australia
Ph: 07 5597 1377
Mobile: 0424 293 168
Fax / Ph: 07 5597 1377