Originally Posted by neubs
i really look forward to the pics and review! i am heavily conisdering the M6BNe. will the Artic Silver and XMS RAM produce a nice increase in performance? i've configg'd this barebones system at other sites for less, and i was just wondering if it was worth the extra investment?
This is definitely a more expensive route to go. I wanted to stick with a reseller that has a money back policy without restocking fee. It came down to discountlaptops.com or powernotebooks.com. There are plenty of other resellers that sell cheaper than powernotebooks. DL is quite a bit cheaper, but they don't have the M6BNe with 9700GPU yet (still have the 9600). It's only supposed to be a couple of weeks, but I didn't want to wait. Plus, there's been reports of difficulty finding the M6Ne lately, and I didn't want to risk something getting in the way (a bird in the hand you know). Their no bad pixel warranty, corsair memory, artic silver, bag that I would actually use (the Majesty bag) all helped to get me to push the button, but it was definitely a luxury.
As far as performance... The artic silver is just insurance to keep the fan as quiet as possible. I don't think it's a necessary thing for this model unless you are into gaming.... but then you probably wouldn't be into this model! The memory probably won't make a dramatic difference, but it will add to the feeling of quality and satisfaction in the notebook.