"While I do see big things in the future for the Intel M, such as the "Sonoma" and the wide range of support it does offer."
You´re right here. Albeit still thinking about the limited possibilities of the newer P4e and subsequent series. But as you should know, there´s more than a mere chance that Intel´s future developments is going to exploit this dicotomy. On the one hand, they will try to keep the P4 flow alive , but OTOH, they cannot be in the way of the Intel M series, and their possibilities; AFAIK, more appealing than the P4 one.
The server issue, although they are still using , as you well said the Itanium (even older ones, Xen..., etc), they have started to test and replace part of those server systems. This is not from me, promise!!! The thing is that at least it sounds interesting ,huh? Intel M, in servers!
Still , an opinion, let´s see what happen by the end of the year.
The main point, as I see it, is that I am not sure if within a year there will still be two different ways, or just one...
BTW, how about those pics (comparison with other 4:3 TFT). Thanking in advance
Again, sorry for the OT, case closed, just couldn´t avoid it
Still doubting after seeing the 8004. BTW according to Acer´s e-mail, the 8000 series TFT is a Hanstar HDS150PK14A with an average 180 nit, 250:1, and a very good response time (25ms), but the vertical angle (acc. to manufacturer´s website) is really very very limited. I am used to work while on the way with my "precious" Compaq 2715US, which is old but with a generous 15" WSXGA+. I have also had one CL56, the HP ZD7055 and the ZT3020EA. (the CL TFT ..mmm, the HPs are really good but Wide...) And although I have seen the 8000 TFT, I cannot make up my mind when talking about comparisons. I know my Compaq is an old one (PIII, 1,13, dual optical DVD and CDRW, etc) but the screen is really good, and hopefully the newer 4:3 TFTs will be all better...hopefully.
I have seen other ACer TFTs and I must confess that I did not like them...It is a real pity, because there are better models of the same Hanstar series with much more contrast ratio and brightness...so please, those pics will be a great help for those who like me, cannot imagine the right pic...Thanks again