Asus' decision NOT to sell the WSXGA+ M6N in the U.S. has got to go down as one of the most idiotic marketing decisions in computer history. That model would be one of the hottest selling notebooks ever. I suspect the rationale has something to do with trying to steer U.S. customers toward the sexy, but inferior, W1N. I'm looking into importing an M6N WSXGA+ from Australia or the U.K. because no other notebook meets my needs like that one. I'll never settle for that stupid WXGA after seeing the WSXGA+.
Word has it they do hae a WSXGA coming, but its a newer design, not a M6n. So not as idiotic, just bad timing.
There are alot of people that prefer the WXGA over the WSXGA too. Me, I am with you, I got the w1 for the screen and dvd burner. I also picked it up before the dothans and the 9700 came out, so it was more comparable then.
Well, in a case of a perfect example of failed marketing strategy I am finally passing on the Asus. It was a leading contender, but after seeing side by side pics in a recent post, the WSXGA wins hands down in my book. Sorry Asus...my 2K is going elsewhere!
I would rather them give a better videocard on the laptop. OMFG, why 64MB geez!
Benchmark scores aren't that different. I have te M6BNe and my 3DMark2k1 score is comparable to some cl56 I have read in these forums and even higher than the TwinHead R15 with 128 9700, and this is with stock ATI drivers and settings. Also what your gpu settings will be depends on what 128 9700 lappy you are gonna get and where you will get it from.
There are people here who play Doom3 with very good quality on the Asus M6(B)Ne.