Originally Posted by sonicwind
I like the 9860, and look forward to consumer reviews, especially regarding heat. But it is too bulky and too short a battery life for me.
I'd really like a AMD 64 with a RAID option, but only a single CD spindle, up to 4 gigs of RAM and screw-free swappable battery. And 17 inch WUXGA. I'm bored with my Sony now, I need an upgrade.
What's in the Clevo/Sager pipeline?
I'm guessing here, but my imagination says there's a race on between Clevo and Acer to see who can get the first AMD 64/Nvidia Go 6800 to market. I looked around a little today to see what is happening with chipsets/mobos, etc. and I can't tell if all the necessary components are available yet to make such a machine, but I suspect they are (vaguely remember seeing an article last month talking about new chipsets for AMD-based machines.) Anyone have info on this subject?
Anyway, I'm sorely tempted by the 9860 but that Intel CPU and the extra drive slots (both optical and HD) make me hesitate, and frankly, RAID on a home/consumer machine doesn't make much sense unless it's RAID 1 for backup purposes: RAID 0 with Microsoft consumer-oriented file systems is a recipe for rebuilding the software on your machine four times a year. But that's just my opinion.
Hoping that PCTorque carries a new AMD 64 -based machine, regardless the maker.