i'm one of those dont really see the benefits of a $1400 upgrade, since all i wanted was the M10, when i bought my 8887 at sager a few months ago i asked if i could upgrade the video to the M10 , which of course you can, but they neglected to mention just how much i'd have to change
i paid sager an extra $500 for the chameleon case, and they have been promsing me a swap for the black battery when they start shipping which they haven't, now i have to pay again if i want to keep the look,they tell me just go with the half black, probably another $200 then another $100 for a spare PSU, since the OEM ones are really delicate, i've had one fail already.
As for laptop motherboards being different from desktop well duh, but they don't cost more to make, there are smaller PC baby style motherboards with as much on them for a lot less. The chipsets are the same, the manufacturer processes are the same, in comparison to making a CPU a motherboard is 1970s tech.
Most desktops come with a RAID of sorts now, but 0 isn't RAID, 1 is barely, its not all that interesting, as its not a whole lot faster, and it really depends on what you are using it for, I use mine for graphics work so i wanted the dx9 M10.
Mini USB instead of Mini PCI give me a break, have they taken out the MiniPCI ?? wheres the wireless go ?
Sure the 800mhz fsb and faster ram would be better, but i wanted a laptop with some battery life
but for around $1700 (plus tax) for me to get what i have now with a new cpu/gfx card and ram , i think i'll skip.