Originally Posted by RelaxGuy
I learned my lesson, never argue against a laptop in that laptop's particular forum since...
|opening the bisoncap and start recording,open windvd with any movie, open wmp with any mpgfile,open sonicstage with mp3's, burn a cd/dvd with 2nd opticdrive,open a webpage and finally run bf2 on singleplayer. No slowdowns?nope.|
Originally Posted by Michael2575
Sapphire has a new card cooling solution using heat pipes and some kind of "liquid metal coolant". Its supposed to be way better than water. Hope it is and eventually adapted for laptops.
Originally Posted by JWolves
Sorry it's my 1st post, so I hope that this doesn't flame anyone...
When I was deciding between the XPS2 and the 9880, I found the 9880 to be more futureproof with the 6xx-series processors (b/c of EM64T and HT). Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that the PM's in the XPS2 can be upgraded to 64-bit processors w/o a whole new motherboard (which I don't think Dell even does upgrades).
So in general, for the near-term the Dell is most likely the superior machine. I think Dell is also given a bad rap on their quality, as I had a Latitude before my 9880 that worked like a charm.
However, once Longhorn comes out, the 9880 can take over the XPS2 with its P4 6xx processors... So for me, the deciding factors between the XPS2 and the 9880 were EM64T, more RAM, dual optical drives, and SATA RAID.
Plus, it's not very often when I can game on the go with my laptop. If I would, it would either be on an airplane or on the Metro (which I doubt would be very smart )
Just my 2 cents.