Is there, was there ever, a small mid-sized (I'm talking 14") notebook on a market with an upgradable video card or a powerful one? If not, that's unlikely to change for the same reasons (whatever they are).
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5/14/05 at 9:45am
Originally Posted by FrontierDriver2
I am not sure why people think a 17" is too big and heavy. They really arent. I carry my 9200 around everywhere and its no problem at all. You really just have to try one and you realize the 17" screen is the perfect size. A 14.1" widescreen would be too small for me. I could never go back to anything less than a 17" screen I cant wait for Dell's 19" notebook.
Originally Posted by Vancomycin
If Dell can make a laptop with the following specs:
1. 14.1 inch widescreen display (wsxga) that looks like Sony's Xbrite without sparkles or light leakage
2. at least 2.0 ghz
3. capable of 2 gig RAM 533hz
4. integrated bluetooth
5. integrated wi-fi
6. DVD dual layer recorder
7. Quiet fan
8. Light weight 6 lbs or less
9. Long battery life 3 hours or more
10. Thin (1.3 inch or less)
11. Graphic card of ATI X700 128 mb or better
Then I would be all over it...and buy it even if it is $2500.
Originally Posted by mich43L
I never understood why gamers buy those 17 inchers. They're just too heavy/big to carry. For lan parties, a frag box is cheaper and more powerful. Granted a desktop isn't pretty and takes a lot of space so perphaps a notebook is part of their feng shui.
Originally Posted by mikemex
WSXGA is simply too much for a 14.1 widescreen. WXGA+ (1400x900) is better for it.