Originally Posted by Shmerrick
Suppliers have had IVB chips for over two months now, and no, I'm not breaking any NDA.
Doesn't matter if suppliers have them, selling a laptop with an Ivy Bridge CPU before the release date is violating Intel's NDA. And the 3610QM release date is in June, so I'm not sure how anything you said is relevant to the discussion.
Originally Posted by un1b4ll
I think a big part of the size difference can be attributed to the fact that Asus actually builds a decent frame for their systems. Did you see how badly the Y580 screen was flexing when he opened it? Unfortunately all of the Lenovo Y series have great guts, but the chassis is probably the worst I've ever seen. The Asus though, is a complete monster in terms of build quality, it's better than the M17x R3 and only slightly worse than the m18x or m17x r2, both of which have aluminium exteriors.
The screen flexes means it's terrible build quality? You realize that the highest-end vehicles flex while driving, race cars, Formula cars, etc. all flex. Just because a screen flexes doesn't mean it's weak. You can make it not flex, and now you have stress concentrations at the hinge. Open the screen from the center, no issues with screen flex.
Anyways, you don't have any data on durability, it's kind of pointless arguing. I merely pointed out that the Y580 will have the same specs as the G75, cost $900, and pretty much it's loaded. If you'd rather have a 17" laptop with the same specs, same resolution, and 3.6 pounds of extra weight, feel free. Still doesn't make the G75 a worthy upgrade over 2011 gaming laptops.
Originally Posted by triarii3
people....it's a DESKTOP REPLACEMENT...if you think it's huge go get an ultrabook
660M will be negligibly faster than the 560M at stock. Neither are high-end graphics, nor "desktop replacement" grade. Nvidia 580M, AMD 6990M, 45W Ivy Bridge quad, that's entry level desktop replacement. But why get an Ultrabook when you can get a 15" with the same resolution and specs? There's a middle ground, you know.