So the rig I'm writing on right now is a G73 with an i7 and 6Gb of 1333 RAM and a HD 5870M DX11 GDDR5. Running 1600x900 res. Beautiful laptop.
Guy wants to trade for an older Alienware M17x R2 which has an i5 with 8Gb of 1066 RAM and the same HD 5870. Running 1900x1200 Glossy RGB LED (sweet ass screen)
Now here's the thing. The Alienware can run swappable dual SLI crossfire cards, upgradable to almost every mobility card that comes out ATI or NVidia.
Is it worth it? WIll I take a hit in performance on the i5 coupled with the higher res LED on the same HD 5870? My lower res, now on the G73 pushes this HD 5870 temps up as it is.
What do you think? The biggest thing here is that I can swap GPU's and CPU's to newer technology as it comes out and play it all on a sweet ass LED WUXGA RGB screen :)
Would you do it? Gimmie reasons!!