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Old 08-05-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I am sorry, but they are not as upgradeable as some might think. The range of graphics cards that are laptop compliant is dismal at best. there are several hundred available for your typically desktop computer whereas the usual two options for laptops. As for multi-media / design or even gaming, your best bet is a desktop. Far cheaper to upgrade when it is time as well.
She never said it was AS upgradable as a desktop. Yes, desktops are better when it comes to gaming. However, the belief that you can't upgrade a laptop is a lie as well. Soon, laptops will be as upgradable as desktops.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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She never said it was AS upgradable as a desktop. Yes, desktops are better when it comes to gaming. However, the belief that you can't upgrade a laptop is a lie as well. Soon, laptops will be as upgradable as desktops.
Laptops: Asus C90 Will Be First User Upgradeable Lappie

Aye, they are trying to break it into the market again. Lets see if it takes off this time. A company about 10-15 years ago had some similar products (can't remember the name off hand), but it never took off.

Problem is, even if they make them fully upgradeable, they still won't compete with a desktop. Cooling is always an issue and with the need for these chips to be smaller and compact, it really limits the power they can give the chips.

We will need to make a leap into a different medium of technology that won't have such limitations with size before a laptop will be comparable to the power of a desktop.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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She never said it was AS upgradable as a desktop. Yes, desktops are better when it comes to gaming. However, the belief that you can't upgrade a laptop is a lie as well. Soon, laptops will be as upgradable as desktops.
not jsut better for gaming, but for anything that is very graphic intensive. The desktop is much much more able to deal with the increased heat that is produced when running very graphic and demanding programing.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Detroit Downriver
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Laptops are not likely to become upgradable (in the stricter sense of the definition where non techies can do it) because the market is so mature and doesn't have enough common standards across platforms from different manufacturers. The mature market keeps any company that tries from succeeding, because any attempt to settle on standards for laptops compromises further innovations. The crowded field of competing manufacturers means that the cycle of model change and improvement in design will always leave any company with a standardization model [of interchangeable parts from competing suppliers] in the dust with an obsolete product very quickly.

The cooperative standards manufacturing and marketing model, like the one that was so successful in the early days of the PC, wont work in a market defined by product differentiation. That is what we have today in the market for laptops.
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