i hope that this new 9800 mobile is not simply the 9700 mobile but clocked higher
post #41 of 131
7/25/04 at 8:53pm
Originally Posted by kwest2
IIRC, there is a fee to have Dell install the upgrade, plus you have to pay for the card itself. I really doubt there will be any discount involved when compared to the configurable price to upgrade from the 9700 to the 9800.
|With the Graphics Card Upgrade Program, every customer who purchases the Inspiron(TM) XPS with the ATI(TM) Radeon(TM) 9700 Pro will have an opportunity to have their graphics card upgraded by Dell once a new graphics card is launched.
Customers who purchase the Inspiron XPS will be notified by email once the new graphics card is available. At that time, customer can choose to purchase the upgraded graphics card or continue with the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q What does the Graphics Card Upgrade Program provide me with?
A Customers who purchase an Inspiron XPS with the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card are eligible for a ONE TIME ONLY graphics card upgrade in the future for an additional fee.
Q How do I purchase the upgraded graphics card for the Inspiron XPS?
A Inspiron XPS customers will be notified via email once the new card becomes available. Customers can also periodically check the Dell Home and Home Office website for updates. At that time, customers will be prompted to call a Dell sales representative to purchase the upgrade kit.
Q Will I need to install the new graphics card on my own?
A No. Customers who purchase the upgraded graphics card will be contacted by a Dell-certified technician to install the graphics card. This technician at-home visit is free to the customer. Dell does not recommend that customers install the card on their own. Failure to follow the instructions outlined with the receipt of the new card may void the notebook warranty.
Q When will the new graphics card become available?
A While new product launches are susceptible to change due to supply/demand issues, we anticipate the new card will become available in May or June 2004.
Q How much will the Graphics Card Upgrade Program cost?
A Exact pricing will be determined at product launch.
Q How long will I have to upgrade my Inspiron XPS graphics card?
A Customers will have one year from the date of purchase to take advantage of this special graphics card upgrade program.
Q How many graphics card upgrades am I eligible for?
A The Graphics Card Upgrade Program is available One Time Only and only to those customers who purchase an Inspiron XPS with the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card. Once the new graphics card becomes available, all new Inspiron XPS models will ship with the upgraded card.
|[H]ardNews 6th Edition Sunday July 25, 2004
Posted by Tim 6:25 PM (CDT)
Mobility Radeon 9800
We recently did a review of the Dell Inspiron XPS desktop replacement notebook. Well here we have some news that might cause you to hold off on your purchase for a few days, if you were planning on dropping the green to get one. It looks like next month Dell is going to be offering the Mobility Radeon 9800 on its machines. Just think of the possibilities if Dell sticks with their "one future video card upgrade" policy. Keep in mind if you're doing this for school, though that it usually takes some time for Dell to ramp newer products up, so don't get too scared when you hear a ship date of a month off. Thanks, Tyler.
Originally Posted by MattS
Do we know what the m9800 is based off of? Is it derived from the X800? Do we know anything about the card aside from "its coming" ? Is the only difference the bump in V-RAM?
I think that these questions need to be answered before upgrading. Of course, Rob's questions are more practicle, so lets see if we can tackle them first.