Originally Posted by Turmoil
Well, if that is the case, Alienware should have made it VERY clear that if you buy this laptop with the Radeon 9700, then you might not get an upgrade in the future. Lets face it: They messed up with their advertising and claims on this particular notebook... and instead of doing the right thing and giving at least one more upgrade to those who purchased theirs with the 9700 (Like Dell when they came out with the 9800 256mb which AW at one point was also working on), they just shafted us and didn't even care to look back.
Honestly I dont see why alienware is obligated to state very clearly that their last upgrade is the Radeon 9700. It only said that it would be upgradable and it lived up to that. When you look at the configurator it gives a list of all the graphics cards made compatable with the system. Upgradeable in this instance indicates that if you may interchange video cards without having to purchase a whole new laptop.
The only time within this situation that you can assume there will be another card added to the list on the configurator is when there is only one card alone on the list. After there are two cards to choose from each extra card added should be an unexpecting bonus.
Your very right it would be very cool and would satisfy many owners but they never indicated that they would be constantly adding upgrades when the technology was available, and because they did not, noone should believe that they are "owed" another card.