here's an interesting thought.
if not for the XPS and the 9100, wouldn't you/we be considering 9200 one of the best gamer platforms?
Follow me here: 17" wide screen, so great visuals. ati mr9700 which gives it all the gaming power of every other laptop out there (remember, this is if no xps existed). Comparing it to the DTRs of others, the CPU has performance on par with them (and for gaming, the gpu is more important than the cpu), but the moblilty usage, with a 4 hour battery and the lighter wieght etc., would be greater.
So, if not for my trusty ole 9100
if I were comparing this to the sager or AW et al, would I really stress over having a desktop cpu if i could get similar gaming performance in a package with a 4 hour battery and for less $$? Have to admit, once I look objectively, this would be a very interesting laptop if I needed a laptop and wanting to do light gaming.
because, without the XPS in existance, NONE of the laptops out today are serious gamer rigs as none support the 9800. If not for knowing Dell was going to have that 9800 coming out, I wouldn't have bought this 9100 for my work AND personal use, as it wouldn't have been an effective gaming platform. But as it stands now, the mr9800 is as good if not better than the 9800 I have in my desktop, and this 3.2 is much faster than my old xp2100+.
so, I think I have to be willing to admit I actually like the 9200 for what it is, which is NOT an extreme gamers laptop, it's simply a very nice media platform that can game as well as all the other company's laptops but with better battery life