I spoke to a Dell connection I have regarding the official support / launch of the 485M and they informed me that the reason it has not been added to the line and been officially support was not because of thermals or technical problems but because of the marketing department stonewalling it.
He informed me that if we make a post on the Dell Ideastorm and it gets alot of hype and activity that is the best way for marketing consider it.
So we have made a post and we need anyone that is genuinely interested in the option of a 485M / 580M in the M17XR3 to vote on the Dell Ideastorm and post there.
Here is the link:
There will also be a poll here on NBF just to gauge the response and activity. It is more important to register and vote on the Dell Ideastorm link.
So if you indeed are interested please take part in this.
Edited by DeeX - 6/13/11 at 7:41am