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I'm just gonna say, if you were satisfied with the 3870s in CFX, then the 4850Ms are gonna be HEAVEN. tongue.gif
     
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Any reasons why the mobile GPU's tend to stay inflated in value? At first glance it doesnt make sense other than its pretty proprietary technology in comparison to the Desktop counterparts
    
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Any reasons why the mobile GPU's tend to stay inflated in value? At first glance it doesnt make sense other than its pretty proprietary technology in comparison to the Desktop counterparts
well for my specific laptop they only released the 4850's for a very short period of time, about 3 month in 2009 I think (mxm2.1 type III), it was only available with NEW M17s, alienware didn't offer upgrades. after that dell bought out alienware and made the M17X which has a completely different graphics card slot(mxm3.0b)
the type III cards are considered very rare, especially the 4850's I think that is the reason behind the pricing. other than that, the newer MXM cards have a much better price/performance ratio, when your looking at stuff for M17xr2-r3

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I'm just gonna say, if you were satisfied with the 3870s in CFX, then the 4850Ms are gonna be HEAVEN. tongue.gif
to be honest I haven't actually gamed on this laptop in about 2 years, 3870's just sound very out dated. I don't even want to try running a modern game in 1920x1200 with 512mb of vram lmao. But I figure 1GB HD 4850's in crossfire will still handle pretty much everything you throw at it. considering 90% of games are still DX9 and ports.
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And will very likely continue to be dx9 at least until the console refresh, but even then we shall I see lol
    
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And will very likely continue to be dx9 at least until the console refresh, but even then we shall I see lol
Hopefully I'm smart enough to sell it and cash out before the console refresh redface.gif
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Any reasons why the mobile GPU's tend to stay inflated in value? At first glance it doesnt make sense other than its pretty proprietary technology in comparison to the Desktop counterparts

Because a laptop GPU tends to remain considerably harder to produce and... well... imagine this for a moment:

Shrink a GTX 570 down to the size of a credit card, reduce it's TDP to 100w from 215w and mass produce it. That's the 680M. The value of a laptop GPU deflates as rapidly as desktop components do, but everyone wants to make a profit so they don't reduce the prices below a certain point.

The underlined part is the REAL reason why, but meh... you see the point.
     
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look at this,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1364857/alienware-m17x-r4-for-1600
nice processor and video card. but I still have more ram, more hd space, and a nicer screen biggrin.gif
do they even make the 1200p screens still?? or are all the new alienwares 1080?
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nice processor and video card. but I still have more ram, more hd space, and a nicer screen biggrin.gif
do they even make the 1200p screens still?? or are all the new alienwares 1080?

I posted the link just for you.
I have been away for a couple days and just saw all the progress on your M17, looks good.thumb.gif
my 2 year old grand daughter was having fun again on my M9750 today playing her sponge bob video game,
I have to laugh thinking back what I paid for the laptop and what it's being used for now, I think she has used it
more then I have, I only bought it cause it was my first and only laptop purchase and it looked really good.
mine keeps up with my wifes i3 laptop with a AMD card in it and her cpu is suppose to be better then mine per
what I have read.
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I posted the link just for you.
I have been away for a couple days and just saw all the progress on your M17, looks good.thumb.gif
my 2 year old grand daughter was having fun again on my M9750 today playing her sponge bob video game,
I have to laugh thinking back what I paid for the laptop and what it's being used for now, I think she has used it
more then I have, I only bought it cause it was my first and only laptop purchase and it looked really good.
mine keeps up with my wifes i3 laptop with a AMD card in it and her cpu is suppose to be better then mine per
what I have read.
thanks! Its still a work in progress. that is funny lol, at least your M9750 is maxing out spongebob @ 300fps! lachen.gif
I actually just ordered an i3 laptop for my mom, Asus x501a comes with the pink aluminum casing
super slim, kinda resembles one of those macbooks. just your standard integrated graphics nothing fancy.
my family is always buying HP's and Toshiba's having endless issues. my solution, get a frekin asus I've been using their motherboards for 10 years and never had a single board fail on me.
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