Originally Posted by bloke
That's close to what my price was with the $750 off deal and yes, as rogueone said, all the 64MB and 128MB 9700s can be upgraded to 9800. I ordered the 64MB 9700 because the configurator option for the 9800 was +$359, even though you can get the spare part for around $300 (minus install).
And yes, it's a good deal. I had been waiting for the Sager 9860, but the extreme price difference for a machine with the same 3.0 or 3.2GHz processor but different GPU made it impossible to pass up this deal. I figure, with the money saved, I can afford to buy another notebook in less than 6 months, when there should be some new A64 PCI-E machines and next-generation P-M notebooks to choose from, in addition to more P4s. And by then, the prices will have come down a bit on notebooks with the Geforce Go 6800 (and ATI's Mobility X800).