Originally Posted by Karl
I think Dell shouldn't target a market unless they know that market will conform to Dell's own software
Dell is in the wrong business marketing a machine to gamers if they think those gamers are going to stick with drivers that are based on old catalyst versions.
"shouldn't" heheh.. I'm pretty sure most of us understand what we're getting when we buy a DELL laptop.
If you want to configure/tweak h/w and s/w and experiment with different OS's then an ASUS notebook or something similar may be a better choice.
As far as driver updates are concerned... we are not ATI customers. DELL is ATI's customer and drivers will be supplied based on demand. Each driver/BIOS update DELL releases will cost them money. If the last driver release is working with no or minimal issues then an update may not be warranted.
Laptops don't really cater to the enthusiast market yet which is what you are if you want to constantly update drivers and try test different things with your configuration.. PC is a better choice for the enthusiast.