I'm going back to school, and looking into possible laptops I could get, all the name brand laptops are generations behind in technology compared to desktops, and if you want something up to date it'll cost you 5 grand (Canadian Dollars). But then I stumbled across the ECS G736, barebone laptop sold at www.atic.ca
, a local store, it's selling for $1250CND, and all you need to do is pop in a CPU/Ram/HD. So for $1850 I could get a decent laptop, capable of blowing away most desktop computers!!! That's like, $1412 US dollars. It's only the 2.6C P4, 512 DDR333, and 5400RPM 40Gig, but to upgrade to 3.2C and 7200RPM would cost a little more, worth the performance I guess... But benchmarks show the 5400RPM drives aren't that much slower than the 7200's. Anyways, this laptop setup has got to be the fastest for your money on EARTH. And there are NO reviews of the laptop yet, it took me a month to find this forum... Now that I have, I think I've learned a lot more about it. Syntax also repackages the ECS G736, btw.
So, the screen has a 50ms response time, instead of 25ms, oh well, no biggy, not like you're paying top dollar. But the res is 1400x1050? that's kinda cool.Wild
, you're the man of the hour right now.. Nobody else on earth has made a review, in english, that I've been able to find, if you can put up a review page, you would be the first on earth to do so, title it with the Syntax, ECS and whatever other companies repackage it, and I'm sure you'll get thousands of hits, you will be our god. You'll set the basepoint for all G736 reviews, this is a revolutionary notebook, never has a notebook's video card performance been so close to a desktops, the performance gap has closed, and that's why this notebook is so special.
I'm gonna get this notebook by the end of January, it's gonna just rock.
If there's no review of this notebook yet, I'll make one. Is it overclockable? Nobody really overclocks laptops, but if you could increase the FSB that'd be cool(or hot...).
But Wild, maybe you could entertain some questions for us please?:
The ECS page says the 15" LCD can go UXGA, that's 1600x1200 isn't it? It can't do that.. they lie.
Also, it says it handles up to 5400RPM drives, but you have a 7200RPM in there?
Oh ya, and how's the sound? The G732 had a noise problem, hopefully they fixed it.
Alright. that's all.... for now.. ;o)