the poll results seem consistent with that
|Originally posted by PCTORQUE
Let's put it into perspective here...
You're purchasing the latest mobile graphics and motherboard and having it installed in your laptop.
If you bought a brand new desktop and 6 months later decided to put the latest graphics card and motherboard in how much would it be? $300+ for the video card and $150 for the motherboard, now how much would it be to have a local computer shop install it (if you couldn't do it)? Probably $50-$100.
So, it would cost you over $500 to upgrade a desktop to the latest graphics and motherboard.
I agree with what seems to be your unstated point that people should at least be willing to pay what it would cost to do the same upgrade on a desktop. Assuming the 7 who responded none of the prices listed think it should cost less than $500, that is clearly wishful thinking.
But the vast majority of the people who responded already seem to have a reasonable perspective on what it should cost, according to the results so far.
Btw, be honest now Adam, was it you that voted for $900-$1,000?
From the poll results, which are obviously going to be skewed a little low by people like me probably lowballing a little to try to persuade the price to be lower, I'd bet you would sell a bunch of people on this at say $700. Hopefully, us lowballers won't deter you from setting up the service.
Me, I'll probably just by a new one when the one my wife is now using, which is my old HP laptop, dies, then give her my 5660, which by then I hope will be about 2 or 3 years old. maybe I am wishful thinking that the games wont push me to upgrade faster, but I hope not because the wife will not go along with the expense of a new laptop every year. hell, I'm even too cheap to do that. I'll be glad if there is a less extreme upgrade option than buying a whole new computer, just in case my gaming needs dictate a faster upgrade schedule.