After dipping into the savings account, this came in a box several days later: Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. This is Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 with a lot of software aduio added on top to allow for such things as seamless integration with a TV tuner and recording of TV, organizing movies and pictures and auddio ability to easily synch content with external Windows based media devices. With the summer approaching, I decided it was time for a proper upgrade. With such a design, if the bottom vents are blocked, by a pillow for example, the fans can still draw cool air from the other vents. As a demonstration of the processor and graphics card capability I installed Doom 3 and took it for a test run.

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I tried a linux distribution in VMWare Workstation 5. I would have also appreciated 4 programmable stereo jacks for 7.

Dell Inspiron e as a Gaming Notebook with nVidia Go GS (pics, specs)

Overall, the notebook is not ugly, and this is all I care about. Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies. With the summer approaching, I decided it was time for a proper upgrade. While the tech d1705 me running in circles, he has a diagnostic script to follow, which may have been useful if he was talking to a less knowledgeable user. Standard viewing position — E on left, Presario eound on right view large image.

The CPU is indeed very efficient — this is almost the power usage of the Athlon4 1. 1e705 first impression view large image. The only missing feature is an infrared port, but this might souhd the incentive I need to retire my old HP LX handheld for something with Bluetooth. I realize it is a high-performance part and will require a lot of power, but NVIDIA is touting the PowerMizer technology with its ability to shut down parts of the GPU core, yet the core produces enough heat when running only 2D at low clock speeds to reach 75C.


These work in Windows Media Player and maybe other applications as well.

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I can’t find anything anywhere that says there’s a specific compatibility problem. Even these higher temperatures are within specifications, so I am not worried about overheating.

There is a third partition on the hard drive that contains a stripped-down version of Windows. Hopefully, this should work – http: Both fans are extremely quiet during normal operation. It seems that the GS uses quite some power even when idle.

Dell Inspiron e1705 as a Gaming Notebook with nVidia Go 7900GS (pics, specs)

However, there was a problem with my bank account and the order with HP never went through. Audio is working correctly.

I really wanted that Sager — it seemed like the perfect notebook — top of the line graphics, easy to upgrade CPU and GPU, and just an awesome build. Aesthetically, the E has a very clean look — black sond the bottom, silver on the top and inside, with white on the sides.

I was expecting the highest power usage to be around 6W, but this is the price to pay for such a bright screen. I bought the notebook from www. There are air 1e705 grills on the top of the laptop, next to the keyboard, on the sides and on the bottom.

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First, there is no serial port, and this is something I could have used — once in a while, I have to configure a Cisco router or two, and it is very convenient to just plug into their serial ports without having to carry an extra usb-to-serial adapter. I knew I was getting a gaming machine and was prepared to pay with battery life for it. The bottom back area is especially prone to getting hot, I do not recommend putting this thing in your lap — it would be uncomfortable given the combined weight and heat.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the battery performance. Besides, both devices have a thermal protection in place and will throttle back on very high temperatures. However, I could not justify the cost. At that level, the 53WHr battery will provide 1 hour of runtime while the 80WHr battery will provide almost 2 hours.

The card seems to have excellent range and works reliably, although I use Ethernet almost exclusively. Take those off, and you are inside. Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.