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Which Processor should i get for my Sager 5797 notebook?

Total: 31 votes (6 blank votes)

  • Q9000(Quad 2.0 Ghz)
  • 16 %
  • P9700(Dual 2.8 Ghz)
  • 84 %
July 14, 2009 9:41:26 PM

I am looking to buy a new Sager 5797. I am trying to decide whether to get the Q9000 or the P9700. votes would be very helpful. Also reasons for one or the other would be extremely helpful. I will be using the computer for games and engineering apps. Thanks.

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a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 10:02:06 PM

I want your internet.
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a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 10:39:25 PM

ooh nice ping :p 
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 10:55:51 PM

Engineering apps may make better use of the system being quad core, but most games will run faster on the higher clocked dual core.
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 11:26:53 PM

If battery life is important the P9700's TDP is 25 watts, while the Q9000's TDP is 45 watts.
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 11:41:24 PM

I'd go for the dual - some engineering apps will run better on the quad, but for the most part, the dual will seem faster and the battery life will be quite a bit longer.
a b à CPUs
July 14, 2009 11:43:51 PM

daship said:
I want your internet.


its not that good, only .74 up
July 14, 2009 11:57:09 PM

mindless728 said:
its not that good, only .74 up


Yeah. Upload is pretty slow. :(  I save that for school where we have a Gigabit network. :D 
a c 83 à CPUs
July 15, 2009 12:01:49 AM

I'd go dual core in a laptop.
July 15, 2009 12:38:48 AM

I am going to an engineering school (RPI) and they are going with dual core T9600 (2.8Ghz)

and i just beat u on my internet :p 
July 15, 2009 12:47:08 AM

Id go with the P9700 would be better power saving for your battery and you really dont need a quad core for a laptop
a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 12:54:46 AM

xc0mmiex said:
I am going to an engineering school (RPI) and they are going with dual core T9600 (2.8Ghz)

and i just beat u on my internet :p 

True, though if you want truly fast internet, go for a university line.




Honestly though, for truly demanding engineering apps (I go to the University of Colorado for Aerospace Engineering, so I use Matlab and Solidworks all the time, among other things), you're better off with a fairly low spec laptop for notes and portable use, and a desktop for the demanding use. It's cheaper and faster than a really good laptop alone.
July 15, 2009 1:04:23 AM

Agreed. I go to CWRU.
a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 1:40:13 AM

Most game will prefer the dual because of the higher clock speed, but the engineering apps will mostly prefer the quad, so tough choices. Depending on space, budget, typical usage and everything, have you considered using both a desktop and a laptop? If you don't "need" to game on the laptop and can wait to get to your desktop, you can always build a powerful desktop (at a fraction of the price of the laptop) and remote-desktop to run engineering apps from a "cheap" laptop.
a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 1:53:49 AM

Enginerd said:
I am looking to buy a new Sager 5797. I am trying to decide whether to get the Q9000 or the P9700. votes would be very helpful. Also reasons for one or the other would be extremely helpful. I will be using the computer for games and engineering apps. Thanks.


-DAM! You beat me by 5mb in download speed, I have 25mbps!
a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 2:23:42 AM

Not the best ul/dl speeds, but not too bad for 40$CAD/month and really great ping :D 

July 15, 2009 3:13:26 AM


Pretty decent
July 15, 2009 3:18:33 PM

So this has gone from a CPU vote post, to a ISP speedtest post..!>!
July 15, 2009 3:26:07 PM

Speedtest, from work.

July 15, 2009 5:29:22 PM

Here's work, but mid-day when everyone is surfing on their lunch:

a b à CPUs
July 15, 2009 11:54:50 PM

TechnologyCoordinat, is that the up/down speeds you get at work? Especially from At&t, are you working for a global company involved heavily in the corporate busniess, if thats the case its kind of slow :( 
July 16, 2009 12:24:48 AM

LMAO, the moment I read the first few posts I note to myself "yep, this thread is going to be filled with speed pissing contests alright". :lol: 

I'd go with what cjl said. On-the-go engineering and gaming which demands an uber expensive laptop is a very small niche and can only be justified by people who really need its portability. Using a nice proper powerful stationed workstation with 1920x1200 or 2560x1600 screen is much nicer if given the chance.
a b à CPUs
July 16, 2009 6:12:20 AM





Lol

I got to admit tc, i laughed at that compared to the others.. Most would be ashamed. Good on ya buddy. My office speed is a quarter of that but i wont be boasting... Ive got 50mb virgin media over here but it costs...

2 compared to 30 or even 100 almost.

How ya doing bud and hows bubba comming along...
July 16, 2009 3:01:06 PM

blackhawk1928 said:
TechnologyCoordinat, is that the up/down speeds you get at work? Especially from At&t, are you working for a global company involved heavily in the corporate busniess, if thats the case its kind of slow :( 


QoS and bandwidth throttling. Our bandwidth goes to business related stuff first. I'll have to do it on the weekend and see what I get :D 
July 16, 2009 3:02:41 PM

Hellboy said:
Lol

I got to admit tc, i laughed at that compared to the others.. Most would be ashamed. Good on ya buddy. My office speed is a quarter of that but i wont be boasting... Ive got 50mb virgin media over here but it costs...

2 compared to 30 or even 100 almost.

How ya doing bud and hows bubba comming along...



LOL, I'm proud of my home connection. I have WOW cable and they give different speed options. The lowest and cheapest is 2mb, which is more than enough for my wife and I!

HD cable + 2 mb Internet = $74 a month - Not too shabby!
July 16, 2009 3:28:23 PM

I got 14 down and 4.5 up on business class to Atlanta from Florida.

Of course, I'm on a network that includes webservers getting hit from outside and all the IS servers getting tasked in-house.

DOH!

I'll test my house tonight.
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