I have recently dealt with MSI's U.S. office, and from what I was told, they have no other variations available from their warehouse. So, who is the source for this alternate with sxga+..??
I have to agree with CoffeeShark that this notebook is a slick, quiet, and cool machine. Even with the 9600 at 64mb it is a great performer too. I cannot say enough nice things about this unit and the build qualilty. If they bring in the 9700 at 128mb and offer SXGA+screen, this will be the hottest ticket around. This chassis should be a good platform for them to build on.
I think that they probably need to get a bigger U.S. reseller network, or land a big OEM supplier contract here in the U.S. before they augment the U.S. availability.