Now that I have one, I don't think the X300 is really a bad card. It's about the same speed as the Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo in the i8600. Last year, when I really wanted a 8600, I was so excited at the graphics card. I don't feel any worse off with the X300. It's not the hottest card on the block but it does it's job well. I think the decision with the X300 is heat. I suspect that when ATi refreshes their product line this year, they will produce a couple of new mobility chips, and hopefully the entry-level card will not produce a lot of heat and be about the same size as the X300 card, and pretty easy to drop in to replace. I would probably put it speed-wise between a X700 and X800, but then everyone will just be asking 'Why didn't Dell release a XXXX card for the 6000?!?'
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8/8/05 at 11:18pm