Originally Posted by Bob Digital
im thinking about buying M6400 because my M1710 just died but can users of M6400 tell me about reliability of this notebook
Feel your pain - had a 9400 with a 7950GTX card, now have a 6400.
Am I biased, yes possibly but max temp I have ever had whist gaming is 68 deg C use Ik8fanGUI (running win 7 64bit unsigned drivers). Idling now at 54 deg C (using 8 deg offset) - have slight rattle in LH fan have not stripped it down to see whats up but will do soon to clean fins. Live in Sydney with very hot days ie over Christmas me & family gamed solid for 2 day inside in 35+ deg C temps max temp 68 deg C - never bother using fan control to actually control fans just to monitor temps
Current games are Crysis, Modern warfare 2, Halo 2 etc running max resolution in all games (1900 x 1200) no problems.
Have the FX3700 - great video card scored 11k 3Dmark 06 - so far better than the 7950GTX without a doubt.
Mine is now 12 odd months old no problems and is a second - so if anyone should fail it should be mine.
Recommend - absolutely built like a tank, runs cooler than the 1710, faster and about the same footprint - power supply is bigger won't run off the 130 watt brink the 1710 comes with not enough power for the GPU (OK will run but can't run games at full speed).
Back-lit keyboard brilliant am typing in the dark right now, brilliant.
Mouse is a pain keep clicking the center one rather than the RHS - touchpad is fine also has a center dongle which I have never used seems OK though.
Personally I think the 6400 is underrated has a very fast GPU, supports up to 16gig - however if your buying new would consider the M6500 - I7 CPU and faster GPU FX3800 everything else is the same suspect it would be 10 - 20% faster than the M6400 (3D mark score - estimate only still waiting for someone to benchmark it).
Read my review, as unbiased as I can be!!!
Good luck with your choise.