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View Poll Results: Should this kind of re-branding be allowed and is it taking advantage of Consumers?
This is common and should be allowed. 0 0%
This may be common but I disagree with the practice. 1 33.33%
They shouldn't be allowed to do this. 0 0%
They should be held responsible and they are taking advantage of consumers. 2 66.67%
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:24 AM
Jason Jason is offline
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Default Mobile 9800 GT is Really Re-Branded 8800 GTX

From our eagle eyed friends at Killer Notebooks comes a news bulletin about the release of 9800 GT mobile video cards. It seems these cards are nothing more than 8800 GTX's re-branded as 9800 GT's which come with a price premium. As proof we were given several shots of the notebook and internal lable.

Also from Killer Notebooks we have proof that the Q9100 does not work in these notebooks contrary to whatseveral other notebook vendors have said.

Remember if you decide to purchase a notebook from KN to mention TechwareLabs and the owner will make sure to treat you right.

9800 GT Top, clearly visible is the serial number with 8800 GTX listed underneath the bar code.


http://www.techwarelabs.com/communit...1&d=1219591208

After taking apart the GPU heatsink casing the card is visible.
This is the 9800 GT bottom, clearly you can see the sticker with what GPU engine is in it NB8E



http://www.techwarelabs.com/communit...1&d=1219591220
Executioner with q9100 quad core Penryn in it (it doesn't work), 9800 GT (re-braded 8800 GTX), new revision IV GPU heat sink mod, modified NorthBridge chipset cooler, DDR3-1333 RAM. The bottom sticker clearly shows this is a 570-TU, just released last week system.


http://www.techwarelabs.com/communit...1&d=1219591316

Close up of Q9100 Penryn Quad Core

http://www.techwarelabs.com/communit...1&d=1219591403


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Old 08-24-2008, 02:48 PM
Genghis-Kahn Genghis-Kahn is offline
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As a consumer myself who likes to get the best deal possible and at least get close to what I pay for. We buy these kinds of features because they're suppose to be faster and better. If performance between the two mobile graphics processors is the same while requiring a bigger premium, I would be one aggravated consumer after buying the laptop. In the end, it's pretty piss poor business. Someone ask Nvidia why this has happened at Nvision this week!
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:06 PM
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If performance between the two mobile graphics processors is the same while requiring a bigger premium, I would be one aggravated consumer after buying the laptop. In the end, it's pretty piss poor business.
I work for another Clevo reseller, whom I shall not mention, but it's important to realize that the "9800M GT" does NOT require a bigger premium. The price of the card dropped nearly $200 when nVIDIA rebranded it, which is a pretty significant price drop (nearly 1/3 of the original price). It's goofy business, and it's shady enough to have me a bit squeamish, but nVIDIA really wanted to move their old 8800M GTX stock, and this is actually a pretty smart way to do it, all things considered.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:01 PM
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This mean 8800 gtx = 9800 gt.
Why did they changed the name ?
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