Originally Posted by MichaelX30
Well hey I havent ordered yet
, but if you seiously have to put down other laptops to make your 9300 screen appear better, than do it, keep on trying to justify your purchase.
Also you apparently know very little about 3Dmark 05 scores, the typical score of many computers is ~500, the Alienware 5500s got around 800, I dont even think the 9200 broke 1000, but 1800 is bad, ha, the last generation of graphic cards in notebooks could barerly break 1000, sure 1800 isn't 3000, but it is lighter, has twice as much battery life with the standard battery, and I dont run the risk of being made a 4200 RPM drive bitch like Dell has to some of their customers..
Where are the links of 4200 RPM HDDs beating 5400 RPM HDDs?
Where are the links of the 5400 RPM HDDs beating 7200 RPM HDDs?
Where are the links of the 4200 RPM HDDs beatiing 7200 RPM HDDs?
Or do you casually dismiss so called "facts" that you fail to back up?
Have fun with the screen you are trying so hard to justify owning
Baa.... goes to show that you've never taken a step in computer history.... ever heard of Quantum bigfoot harddisks? They're 5400rpms, but because of their high density and single platter design, their performance is on par with the higher platter counts 7200rpm then IBM DTLA drives... Quantum Bigfoot harddisks are popular then due to its cheap pricing and its ability to be on par with the higher and much expensive ends, the IBM DTLAs, but did you ever wonder how much will advantage you'll have using a 7200rpm notebook harddisk vs a 5400rpm notebook harddisk?
And also, I didn't say 4200rpm beats a 7200rpm.. it came out of your hallucination... please read my post carefully before posting futile remarks, I also stated about think of Quantum Bigfoot drives... obviously you don't know about it, thus the remarks you've made. Anyone who has been depending on the computer industry for a living since the Pentium Pro days will know the breakthrough Quantum Bigfoot drives brought to the harddisk market.
And yea you yourself said:
"Also you apparently know very little about 3Dmark 05 scores, the typical score of many computers is ~500, the Alienware 5500s got around 800, I dont even think the 9200 broke 1000, but 1800 is bad, ha, the last generation of graphic cards in notebooks could barerly break 1000, sure 1800 isn't 3000, but it is lighter, has twice as much battery life with the standard battery, and I dont run the risk of being made a 4200 RPM drive bitch like Dell has to some of their customers.."
You yourself know that the last generation of graphics card in notebook barely broke the 1000 mark so like what I've posted in the first place, you're downgrading your notebook from a 3D Marked 4k to a 3D Marked 1k... isn't that pure downgrade?
And also, since when do I justify my screen, did I post anything about my screen in this thread? No, its you, who cannot stand your screen cause you expect it to be perfect which is impossible and decide to change another brand so that you can feel good...
And about the rest of the post other people posted, they all literally mean the same... "Why are you downgrading your notebobok to the last generation notebook when you can have the latest...".
Come on think for yourself... what's your purpose in buying the iXPS2 in the first place. So that you can boast of having the iXPS2 and not play games with it? Or just so you can post in the forum stating how lousy it was and later switch to another brand which already has a huge thread similar to the i9300 talking about sparklies and cause it allows you to choose a 100Gb 5400rpm drive? You might as well go to the nearest mart and get yourself the Hitachi 100GB 5400rpm drive and hook it up into your iXPS2...
MichealX30... I'm not putting down other notebooks, the thread is already there so long... don't you do research for something you are about to buy? Or do you buy blindly? I'm sure someone of your capacity would go through the trouble of searching through the forums to see what others have faced with the similar brand notebook before purchasing? But the ultimate decision is in your hands, if you buy and it comes out bull's eye that you've got another sparklie notebook then what are you going to do then? Ask for a refund and change another brand? If that's the case then when will you ever own a notebook?
Nothing is perfect in this world, nothing. We humans are imperfect, thus we can never produce anything perfect. What seems perfect to you might NOT be perfect to others, while what others find perfect might NOT be perfect to you.
In the end the ball is in your courts, you decide, we're only here to give some puny advice, not to start a flame and start putting words into other people's mouth, if you think paying the same price for a notebook that will be obselete in a month's time, then go ahead, no one is stopping you, we tried nevertheless...