There is now a link on dell's homepage about the I6000. Nothing about the 9300 yet though.
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1/19/05 at 12:20am
Originally Posted by karna
I'd hate to have the extra weight of the integrated graphics components, even if I could upgrade to another add-on graphics card.
The I6000 just aint worth it right now. Even if you don't do any gaming on a laptop, you still want to uphold its resale value. If you try to resell it later on and it has no upgrade options, your buyer pool will be rather small.
Dont believe the hype.
Originally Posted by MNguyen281
jesus you people blow my mind. not everyone buys a notebook computer to play games, so what is the point of a dedicated card. a couple points to consider:
1) the i6000 is a budget notebook. it is CHEAP. remember the old dell smartstep 200n and 250n notebooks? around 8 lbs. what about the inspiron 2500? remember the inspiron 1100 and 1150? CHEAP notebooks - the value option. the inspiron 1000's weight is just about up there.
2) reiterating... whoever made the statement that there is no excuse for a notebook this big to have integrated graphics... take a trip to bestbuy or circuit city... every notebook is huge and most have integrated or crappy graphics... sure sony has their S series which is a light notebook with a 9700 in it, but are ALL their notebooks like that, or do they have their CRAPPY books also?
3) god dammit PCI-E DOES NOT MEAN UPGRADABLE - whoever made the statement that upgradebility is one of the benefits of PCI-E - that's just stupid - its just a new bus for information to flow through - doesn't mean squat. nvidia's MXM and ati's AXIOM formats = future upgrades. they could have offered modules utilizing AGP but they didn't.
4) even with nvidia's MXM format, you can't simply buy any card and put it in any system. there was an ultraportable, lightweight, and desktop replacement form factors. think about it... why in the world are the computers with strong video cards so damn big? because fast card=serious heat which has to be dealt with. those people who are planning on getting an ultraportable and upgrade to a MR X850 = probably not gonna happen...
5) integrated graphics does not always equal bad... the 915 graphics controller is supposed to be worlds better than the 855 graphics controller - search to find posts where people can play games comfortably on the 855 controller (i.e. 700m...) would you be happy if it came with a dedicated 9200? would that be better since it's not "integrated"?? i would be willing to put money down that the 915 runs at least as good if not better than most low end cards...
6) the MR X300 is GARBAGE - it is a SLOW CARD - already slow on the desktop imagine how slow it will be on a notebook. who cares if they will offer a MR X300 - the notebook will still be the budget entry level notebook - you're not gonna be playing the latest games. shit if I had to purchase an entry level i would stick with the integrated graphics and save the money since it will be slow either way - praying for a X300 is just stupid.
and shit for the last time PCI-EXPRESS DOES NOT MEAN AUTOMATIC UPGRADES - please stop assuming that it does.
Originally Posted by Xarthan
For that price you can get a 9200.
If the i6000 is a replacement for the i5160 then there's a 600 dollar difference there. Where does it say it's the 5160 replacement?