Originally Posted by mhesham2
Oh, didn'tcha know?
The GPU in the 9860 is PCI-E user upgradeable. Since you are obviously ignorant of the 9860's architecture let me elaborate.
User upgradeable means the user of the laptop is able to take out the current GPU unit and pop in the latest and greatest.
Unless a radically new chipset design comes out housing the successor to PCI-E (forcing nVidia and ATI to drop upgrading the mobile cards for the PCI-E in favor to its successor) its a safe bet that 9860 owners will be covered for awhile.
at least until the distant time, when the future of the graphics come primarily in increasing the number of GPUs, and graphics cards, rather than increasing the number of pixel-pipelines, or GPU speeds; where 2x, then 4x and probably eventually 8x GPU will be the standard of performance, similar to the path CPUs are taking. And by that time, even all of the upgradable GPU Lt owners will use them to get their pickups out of a pothole; now we will know what LTs really survive the test of longevity.
Oh wait, that not so distant, that's this fall, with the coming of GF7800.