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    Laptop Woes...........

    I have to really say that I am sick of the state of the laptop market as of now, no standards, lack of component interchangability, corprate domination, Intel domination, and where are those new Turion-based lappies? I haven't seen one yet on a website (in english) . Another problem: there seems to be a general lack of intrest among chipset makers to improve, other than AMD. Intel seems to be satisfied with their contracts, and again, I have not seen an AMD-based laptop with either a Nvidia 6800go, or an ATi Mobility X800; in english... Can anyone point my soul in a better direction?

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    Mortalkombatman, I'm not gonna tell you what you want to hear but, although a gaming lappy might seem like a good idea, think about like this...the reviews of the top-dog gaming lappys (about twelve lappys) all failed to break the 30fps barrier in Far Cry, they cannot be overclocked without seriously putting the lil' fella at risk of cooking itself from the inside out, they are expensive and difficult to upgrade, quickly outdated, many games that i've played, don't support "all-in-one" chipsets which is almost all laptops.

    However, if all you want to do is watch movies, surf the net, word process then you can look no further than...

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=79584

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    Another question...

    How come most manfacturers don't offer the maximum amount of RAM that a certain machine can handle, it seems that RAM is a big price cutting point...

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    Laptop RAM is well expensive for manufactures as well as individuals and very difficult to find.

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    The new Sonomas outperform the Turions, as far as I've seen in reviews. The Intel offerings in the mobile market and I cant really see why anyone would want to go anywhere else.

    Im going for an Asus Z71v in about a weeks time. 1gb DDR2, SATA 80gb drive, 15.4" Screen (1680x1050), Dual Layer burner (hotswappable for another HD or battery) and nVidia 6600 Go GPU

    All at under 3kg too

    Quote Originally Posted by mortalkombatman
    How come most manfacturers don't offer the maximum amount of RAM that a certain machine can handle, it seems that RAM is a big price cutting point...
    It all depends at where you look, AJP (where im going to buy mine from, cheaper than the Evesham offering) offer 2gb RAM, which is the most the mobo will handle on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEANFro Elite
    Mortalkombatman, I'm not gonna tell you what you want to hear but, although a gaming lappy might seem like a good idea, think about like this...the reviews of the top-dog gaming lappys (about twelve lappys) all failed to break the 30fps barrier in Far Cry, they cannot be overclocked without seriously putting the lil' fella at risk of cooking itself from the inside out, they are expensive and difficult to upgrade, quickly outdated, many games that i've played, don't support "all-in-one" chipsets which is almost all laptops.
    Was the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 part of this review?

    I would think that it would put most desktops to shame with its nvdia 6800 GO Ultra gpu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEANFro Elite
    Laptop RAM is well expensive for manufactures as well as individuals and very difficult to find.
    I never had a problem, check out http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/laptop-memory.htm

    Also for 1gb of Kingston for the Dell XPS, it will set you back only £126.

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