Originally Posted by Booma
If I knew it was around the corner, no. If Sager/Alienware/Voodoo or any other computer manufacturer said it was around the corner, yes. Unless there is a solid release date then there is no reason to wait because it would be delayed. On top of that, I wouldn't buy a PCI-X based laptop for at least 6 months after it's released because they will have to work alot of bugs out. So if I'm looking at the first of the year at the earliest plus 6 months plus to get a bug-free model I think I'd buy now and get my last AGP upgrades in 6 months. That would last me until I was in the market for a new one in another year or so, who keeps a laptop for more than 2 years anyway. Who cares about the video card after two years, the case/screen/mobo/connections will be out of date by then.
Like I said before, anyone who waits for the next big thing in computers is going to be waiting for eternity because there's always something new just around the corner.
"working the bugs out" is a crap excuse because pci-e mobos have been out for 6+ months and still have bugs. every system ever will always have bugs. but AW uses higher quality motherboards so even when pci-e is released on AW notebooks it would be as bug-free as it would probably ever be.
im sure 98% of the people in america (gamers and non) keep the same laptop for more than 2 years. probably well over 50% keep it well over 3.
Screens/connections dont go out of date after 2 years. the 9700 is already dated, especialy with lackluster doom3 benchmarks.
and you are right there is
always something new around the corner but a new graphics port isnt something that "comes around" every 2 years. AGP has been in for what 7-9 years now? i expect pci-e to last even longer.
PCI-X is something completly different from PCI-E. just an FYI.