Originally Posted by hulioni
You share your opinion but never say as to why. What are the poor design decisions this time? Would be more helpful than just the above.
Thanks for the pics though
Ok my bad.....
Were to start, my impression is prolly a Santa Rosa chipset..... hmmm 9 months late to the party
Hard to tell, but looks like webcam omitted...... again........ (not counting 9700 and malx of course)
That lcd bezel, omg so big!!!! soooo 3 years ago.....
imho the gloss black has nothing on the 9750 matte....jmo
And oh the worst offense, the bottom half looks to be 2 inches tall !!!unforgivable....(I know exaggeration....but damn thats thick) Understandable maybe on the 17" sli, but the i5".....well look at MAcBooks.....theres really no excuse for that size....
Oh yeah.... right side ports....When will anyone, not just AW learn..... keep high use ports off the freakin right side of the notebook where my MOUSE likes to sit.....
But not all gloom n doom,
backlit KB, - YES although the key grfx looks tacky as hell
What appears to be a stealthed TP, YES - wonder how well it will work/be received though
Bluetooth, YES - again a feature AW has been wayyyyy late to the party with (not counting 9700 and malx of course)
HDMI, YES!!!! only a year late to this party........
Return of the smartbay 2ndary battery, YES
And finally when they get the whole thing shipped, Ill have had a slimmer, feature superior/equivalent laptop (exception to the uber high end grfx), for prolly 1/2 the price one year ago.
And again by the time they get it shipped others will have the new intel chipsets hitting in a month or two later....
For a company that is supposed to be cutting edge, someone should tell em that sli grfx is only part of a larger equation they are missing out on.
I know, here come teh flames.....
I reserve the right to amend this oppinion as these are initial impressions that may vary when the final product is released...... haha like that corporate speak
If you really dont like my opinion you can always call my 800 number, my call center is located right next to AW's South American one...... good luck trying to get anything to me though cuz no one at my call center speaks a lick of english....hahahaha