Originally Posted by irwin
I never said that their review was perfect. From the beginning I was trying to reference the reason why for instance, the Dell XPS2 was not on their list. It's stupid to think that if you don't play games, or aren't in a professional enviornment, that you might as well use a P3. They can call it a desktop replacement because like I said many times, and you seemed to agree with, it is a replacement for most of their readers considering what they actually do. I've noticed on this forum that the majority of users with top-of-the-line performance machines seem to think that the rest of the notebook market is crap compared to theirs. I am tired of trying to get my point across to you because obviously we aren't getting anywhere. I do agree with your point that the Thinkpad T43 should not be included as a desktop replacement.
Nor is it about people in non-professional, non-gaming environments being able to get by on P3s. I do a fair amount of content creation on my home computer, and I understand that power is definitely useful. What I'm trying to say is that a lot of people can get by with P3 machines - they'd work as perfectly acceptable replacements for their current computers. However, they do not fall into the Desktop Replacement category of computers.
You may race in your compact car, but that doesn't make it a race car, and it still wouldn't belong in a list of race cars. You may carry freight in your truck, but that doesn't make it a freight hauler, and it wouldn't belong in a list of freight haulers. Desktop replacement notebooks are a category of computers. Including notebooks that don't even approach being examples of the class doesn't make sense. An Acer Ferrari 4000+ is far more power than 80% of users probably need, but it's still not a desktop replacement. It's more powerful than the 8790, in fact, which is an actual desktop replacement. This isn't about power, this is about the CLASS that these notebooks are in.
Incidentally, right beside my Asus Z71v is a Dell Inspiron 2200, at the moment. Easily good enough for office tasks. Definitely will replace the desktop of the teacher who's going to receive it. DTR? No. High-performance? No.