What is all the fuss about?
I've not read all of the posts, but looking at the Dell site, it appears that a highend Ati part to replace the 9000 choice or as an option to the 5650 choice is an obvious move. Further, I suppose that it is evident at this point that the M11 part that the ATI guy was talking about is the same thing as the mobile 9600XT.
Also, from the discription of the difference between the underlying chips, it is evident that the new chip would fit on current motherboards designed for the 9600Pro.
So, this would be the next thing that we can expect to see on the Sagers - in Nov?, Dec? - Do you want to wait? The perennial question with technology. My .02 would be that if gaming is extremely important and you are going for a high resolution (1600x1200) you may want to wait.
When to jump, it is the same difficult decision that we all have to make. Sager probably does not want to pre-announce technology availability. Could undermine current sales and the newer technology could be delayed!
Obviously, if the 9600XT were available now, we would all want it even if we didn't need the increased speed. It runs cooler, which is always a good thing.
What to do?????