Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Why can't I buy this laptop?

A 15inch or better display, 1280x1024 or better native resolution, an AMD Athlon 64 (the 90nm version for lower power consumption and heat generation), up to 4GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce Go 6800 Ultra video chip, a 120GB hard drive, full modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and aCD/DVD combo writer? All of these pieces exist in laptops, just not together. Except, maybe, for the 4GB of RAM. It's not like I'm asking for dual processors or SLI video. I don't even care about PCI Express. You could even substitute ATI's Mobility Radeon X800 for the Nvidia video chip. There are literally dozens of boutique laptop makers out there these days, who cater to gamers and others who want kickass laptops, but not one of them offers this particular combination of AMD 64-bit sugar and latest-generation video spice. Battery life be damned! I use my laptop 99% of the time as a desktop replacement. Someone, make this laptop, please!


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