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They make mobile extreme processors

http://www.intel.com/performance/mob...reme/index.htm
Yup, I'm really hoping they put in the i7-2920XM over the last gen i7-940XM >.>
http://www.intel.com/performance/mob...reme/index.htm

Cooler, stock 2.5Ghz (vs 2.1ghz), and better performance overall
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Here's a neat article by Tom's that compares the i7 2920xm and the 980x

http://m.tomshardware.com/reviews/co...idge,2851.html
Edited by Officer Farva - 4/12/11 at 1:08pm
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O.o
Wonder whats the battery life like
or heat output
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It's just that I don't even want to think how my lap would react if I had a 4ghz 980x @ 100% load sitting on it... I think I'll have those kids someday thank you very much

But yes, interested in what we're gonna get
Eh, I don't think any recent high-powered laptops should be in your lap. Even if it's half the spec of this thing. I find even very weak configured Macs in your lap to be way too much heat most of the time.

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Hasn't the G73 been updated with Sandy bridge (G73Sw if i'm not mistaken)? Might save you a couple of bucks compared to Alienware
Yes I think so, but there are several problems.
-You can't order directly from ASUS for some stupid reason.
-You can't configure your own. Everything hardware pre-selected at retailers.
-Warranty isn't as straight forward depending on where you buy from due to not being able to buy directly from ASUS.
-From my experience, ASUS support is terribad. Heck, I can't even go onto ASUS website without it being super slow and some of the pages are broken for the laptops. It's that bad Extra money for Dell support is pretty worth it imo unless you're not worried about it breaking or being damaged.

I mean, I do think the ASUS laptops are really nice and they might be good deals but in some cases I think the extra money for Dell/Alienware might not be all too bad as people make it out to be.

I'll have to see how the situation regarding hardware and pricing shapes up by the end of the summer.
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Gaming on the go? Pft.

Exactly, that thing is huge!rolleyes.gif
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Yup, I'm really hoping they put in the i7-2920XM over the last gen i7-940XM >.>
http://www.intel.com/performance/mob...reme/index.htm

Cooler, stock 2.5Ghz (vs 2.1ghz), and better performance overall
The spec sheet says the max turbo frequency is 3.5 GHZ, if this was the processor used are they upping the base clock to get to 4.0 you think? I thought this was generally frowned upon with Sandy Bridge.
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Its ok, would never pay whatever they will charge that seems "reasonable" to them. It looks better than the netbook version MX14 or something I don't know, but Asus laps look so much better. I also had to lol at "gaming on the go" good luck lugging that bloody thing around, its more of an ultra portable desktop (without being as good)
    
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The spec sheet says the max turbo frequency is 3.5 GHZ, if this was the processor used are they upping the base clock to get to 4.0 you think? I thought this was generally frowned upon with Sandy Bridge.
The Extreme line of processors (XM) have unlocked multipliers
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The Extreme line of processors (XM) have unlocked multipliers
I suppose I just made myself look rather silly. For some reason I was thinking the multiplier was capped at 35.....I need to get more sleep. I mean I have an unlocked multi for god's sake.....brain fart!!!
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Cool story bro

[insert Alienware hate here]

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