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So you're ripping it on value because it has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in as standard? That seems a little bit mean considering that you would've ever have to bother upgrading it. It's not a machine I'd buy, but judging by the features, it's not really bad value for money.
I've been thinking about large laptops recently, wondering whether this is the way to go when my existing 15.4" laptop expires. I suspect the combination of a smartphone, netbook and large laptop would have all eventualities covered. Certainly a desktop machine feels too tethering, and a netbook would be great for those out-and-about times, but wouldn't be of much use for some work, such as photo editing. But I'm still waiting for more portable machines to arrive which have wide-gamut screens but are still affordable. It sounds like they're coming, but are still maybe a year or two away.
I agree that it's a shame that it doesnt have USB 3 but I squarely believe that it's intels fault for taking so long to add it to their motherboard reference designs
For two grand this should have an ATI 5870 and the 1.7 GHZ core i7 or maybe even the extreme edition version, The RAM is the largest I have seen for a while but I feel is overkill really.
"1.28GB" i think you will find, you meant to put TB (: good review though (: i think its not the thing i'd buy because you can get so much more power out of a custom built desktop PC and this is virtually non movable anyway.
"i think its not the thing i'd buy because you can get so much more power out of a custom built desktop PC and this is virtually non movable anyway."The differnece is, this has a keyboard/mouse and monitor built in. And it folds for transport to protect both.I'd pick up a DTR over a desktop tower with a monitor and keyboard/mouse any day of the week.
People seem to have written off the ExpressCard slot but the option to add USB3 connectivity, when it's still not widespread is seeing it make a little bit of a comeback which is nice. It's a very useful, flexible port and it's annoying that peripherals for it often exiled to the nether regions of online stores.
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