Originally Posted by SurfJungle
hey, i thought this might whet you appetites about the aurora64-m that due to release soon. i emailed alienware.co.uk awhile ago and receieved the following reply today (excerpt):
Thank you for your enquiry about Alienware Computers.
The Aurora-64m should be available very soon, by the end of August or
early September. At present the configuration will not include the
MR9800. It will come with an integrated Radeon Mobility 9700. The
Aurora-64m, like all AMD based systems at present, does not support
PCI-X. We are releasing an 8 x DVD +/- RW for mobile systems within
the coming weeks and the Aurora-64m will most likely include this
shortly after launch.
Above is all the information I know for certain at present. However,
I assure you Alienware will carry the MR9800 very soon as it is the
top spec Video Card available on the market and Alienware prides
itself on offering the top spec products to our customers.
Unfortunately, at present, there is no solid information on possible
launch dates so it is difficult to give you a timeframe but it will
I hope I have answered your queries and if you have any further
queries please don't hesitate to contact us.
Most of the info above is probably nothing new (i haven't read all the posts in this thread ) but i hope it helps
if it does come down to a 64 bit processor with an integrated ati 9700 or a P4 with an mr9800 i know what side of the line i stand on
whats everybody else's thoughts on this? 64bit with 9700 or P4 with mr9800?
ps: i heard people expressing their fears that the aurora 64 bit would not have the ability to upgrade the graphics card. above the guy typed integrated. maybe that answers the question ...
I'm sorry to see that Alienware does not know the difference between PCI-X and PCI-E(xpress). I'm similarly disappointed to see that the mr9800 is not part of a "new" high performance system... Of course, I *might* rather have the as-yet-unavailable go6800 (go6600?).