Check This: a Geforce Go 8800M GTX in a 15" Laptop!!!

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  1. macbookprofan07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007

    screenshots: (if you can read it)

    It was on Alienware's site for a few minutes but it got taken down.

    Anyways, somehow Alienware was able to fit a High-end Geforce Go 8800M GTX w/ 512MB Video Memory in a 15" notebook:D:D, where usually 15" notebooks would have a Geforce Go 8400M or 8600M. Probaly it has the same heat and power output as a Geforce 8600M!

    Based on the specs of the 8800M GTX, it would be 3 times faster than the 8600M GT.

    So, would Apple adopt it in their next MBP update?
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    No they would not the macbook pro is an inch thick I bet you that alienware is close to 2"
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I'll take that one, Alex. What has 15 minute battery life?
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Fixed that for you , Ram .. :D
  5. martychang macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    You guys use batteries? I just carry laptops from outlet to outlet... :cool:
  6. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    And the MacBook Pro isn't even designed well for a 1" thick system. The MBP and MB both get far too hot. My MacBook gets hotter browsing the web for 30 minutes than my HP (SR C2D 2GHz, GeForce 8400M) does after hours of playing games like Half-Life 2.

    I'd rather have something thats 1.5"+ thick and doesn't make me worry about my fertility when I use it on my lap than something thats 1" thick and will get too hot to use after ~30 minutes.
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Ah -- that'll go an d teach me for attempting popculture references when I haven't had a TV for 20 years... ;)
  8. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    This is NOT going to happen.

    That thing generates twice as much heat as the 8600M GT and also uses a ******** more battery life.

    The next gen macbook pro is going to have the same exact GPU that it has now.
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    If you notice, Alienware is also offering the 8700M as an option. No one currently offers that much in a 15.4" laptop because it consumes too much power and makes too much heat. If they are prepared to deal with those issues, they are prepared to deal with the same that the 8800 likely has. The chance we see an 8800 in macbook pro is slim. Maybe an underclocked GS or GT in the Summer revision, but that would be a stretch.
  10. VespR macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2004
    I would love to see this card as a BTO in the 24" imac. Very doubtful though.
  11. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    Since the last post, I've found out that Alienware, who used to utilize an ODM named Clevo (as do most Bontique makes like Falcon Northwest and Voodoo, don't be fooled), is designing this one from the ground up (through another ODM, Arima who does their current models). That's the only reason they are getting a 8800m in that laptop is because they are designing to make sure it will fit. (page 9 and 10 )

    So, Alienware will likely be the only one you see to initially adopt it, but maybe other manufacturers (remember ODM's, not the people who actually sell you the laptop; use wikipedia to look up ODM) will make the effort to fit it.

    However, it is heavily rumored that a mobility hd 3800 from ATI is on the horizon, and a new 15.4" Toshiba laptop is rumored to utilize it. ( )

    Since Toshiba is more a mainstream producer than Alienware (and has more reasonable prices) and is supposedly using this, the 3800 and its 55nm process seems to make it a suitable, high-end choice for a 15.4" format. However, being that this is so close to the supposed Macbook Pro update, it's not likely this new ATI product will see the expect January revision. Next summer, however, is open for debate.
  12. Adokimus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
  13. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    Don't do either. I have a very very long power lead that goes everywhere with me :p
  14. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
  15. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    Why did we resurrect this thread? Anyway, there are several 15.4" laptops that have the 8800m or equivalent currently. In particular, clevo and msi both have models in addition to the alienware.
  16. ErikBam macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Check This: a Geforce Go 8800M GTX in a 15" Laptop!!

    you might want to check out the new gateway p-173fx, comes with an 8800m gts for around 1500, i was considering it when i was buying but it was slightly out of my price range. I ended up going for a dell m1530 with the 8600gt.

  17. adamvk macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    You guys DO realize that thread posting was from 2007, right?

    A 8800m GTX is not that big of deal to have in a laptop either.

    Look at the picture I attached, its a laptop with DUAL 9800m GTXs :)

    edit: wow, I thought this thread was just made, hence my post....

    Why was this thread resurrected? :confused:

    Attached Files:

  18. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2008
    Well..Ask your mother.
    8800M GTX is one of the greatest GFX cards ever. It blows the 9600m and 8600m and especially the 9400m away.

    But these guys DO have a point, I guess...
  19. La-vida227 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
    I had an Alienware m5500 back when it was current and it was a terrible laptop. No battery life, fried three motherboards (third was out of warranty so I gave up on it), and it would overheat and turn off during moderate gaming. Alienware's customer service was so bad that it made the whole process even more frustrating.
  20. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    Alienware is such a ridiculous company.
  21. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Haha true that :p Never seen an Alienware that actually looked good.

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