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Probably because of cooling and power issues.
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Exactly ... what's the whole point of a desktop replacement when it's not going to be shifted around at all and is too heavy to be shifted without breaking your back all the time (Try carrying 5kg in your BACKPACK)
Anyone who thinks that 5kg is excessively heavy is extremely spoiled by modern technology. That used to be about standard for a performance laptop that was worth having.
     
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A10 sux in general quadcore with 1 thread per core is old and abandoned



can't say my GX60 is crap it's actually the cheapest combined with performance is a really good buy
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The 4600M is a bottleneck on the GX60 so I'm assuming the 5750M is a bottleneck on the GX70 and am waiting for a proper review.

About the GTX 680MX and how it stacks up: It has an outrageously high TDP of 122W, which cannot be adequately cooled in a laptop (at least with the cooling systems currently being used). Though considering that the 680MX is quite literally what the 680 is to the 670, I'd imagine that if the benchmarks AMD is presenting are accurate that it's about on par with the 8970M.
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Anyone who thinks that 5kg is excessively heavy is extremely spoiled by modern technology. That used to be about standard for a performance laptop that was worth having.

true, but then again i have seen some recent laptops that feature a very decent specs and there even lighter

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-NP700G7C-S01US-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B006MX0WHU

675m, 16gb RAM and a 1.5 tb mechanical drive at a larger 17.3 " = 3.8 kilos ! so take out the mechanical and fit an SSD and your in 3.6 kilo territory which isnt too bad imo especially for a 17" gaming beast not much heavier than my old slow as hell 15" media laptop
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/30/13 at 4:17pm
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who would need 16gb ram on a notebook ?!

it costs more money and no actual use for gaming
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who would need 16gb ram on a notebook ?!

it costs more money and no actual use for gaming

They overfill the Ram and overcharge you for it to increase profit margin.
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They overfill the Ram and overcharge you for it to increase profit margin.

I'd argue that the main purpose is to impress illiterates who think "OMG MOAR GEEBEES THIS IS FASTER THAN UR STUPID DESKTOP WITH A 3960X QUAD TITANS AND 8GB OF RAM" and that what you mentioned is just the icing on the cake.
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They overfill the Ram and overcharge you for it to increase profit margin.


my point exactly
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Not clued in on the fine points but was reading that Nvidia done like a soft refresh to their high end mobile gpus changing from 'Fermi' to 'Kepler' naming, where the difference outwardly for the GTX680M is the Kepler version now gets 4GB ddr5 instead of 2GB, (with the other, that the 670M is now 670MX with 3GB, and the 675M now 675MX with 4GB)

maybe the 680M Kepler part is somehow performing better, but not sure how useful the extra 2GB ddr5 on its own would be if only gaming at 1920x1080, I thought that was mostly for better performance on higher rez or multi monitor gaming with titles that do use alot.

Still, id bet Nvidas refresh is the reason for this ballsy 7970M rename which might not bump performance much but has a good marketing ring
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