I'm not too worried about DX10 capability on a mobile card. It is going to be the middle of next year or so (except Crysis but will work on DX9) before we have true DX10 games and even then they will probably still be DX9 compatible. The game manufacturers are not going to give up on DX9 just yet. They know there are a lot of people not able to upgrade as quick as others. If I was to purchase another notebook right now I would still get a XPS 1710 because it is my opinion that it still will be a great gaming notebook for another year and a half or more. As has been stated before, we still do not know when the GO 8800's are coming out.