640GB (7,200RPM) SATA Hard Drive
SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW double layer drive
Graphics & Video:
17.3" diagonal LED BrightView widescreen display; 1600 x 900 native resolution
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 Graphics
Intel Wireless-N Card
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Beats™ Audio + HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
HP color matching keyboard
Notebook keyboard with scroll bar and integrated numeric keypad
Integrated Webcam and fingerprint reader
5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader
Four USB 2.0 ports (one shared with eSATA port)
Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Toshiba Qosimo X505 -Q885
Processor & Memory:
Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor 2.40GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.53GHz)
3MB L3 Cache
4GB DDR3 1066MHz (Max 8GB)
500GB (7200 RPM) SATA hard drive
DVD-SuperMulti Drive with Labelflash (supports 11 formats)
Graphics & Video:
18.4" widescreen TruBrite TFT LCD display; 1680x945 native resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M with 1GB GDDR5 discrete graphics card
Built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers
Dolby Home Theater
Premium US keyboard
TouchPad pointing device with multi-touch control
Touchpad Enable/Disable button
Media Control Buttons
ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slot
5-in-1 Memory Card Reader accepts Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (shared slot)
RGB port (monitor)
HDMI - CEC
3x USB v2.0 ports
1x eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep and Charge
S/P DIF output (shared with headphone port)
RJ-45 LAN port
Slot for Security Lock
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Acer Aspire AS7552G-5107
Processor 2GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N930
Cache L2: 2MB
System Bus 1333MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Slots: 4x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB (2x2GB)
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: ATI Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB DDR3 SDRAM Dedicated
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1600 x 900
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 500GB 5400rpm
Optical Drive 8x-Speed Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
I really like the acer (I think) but when researching the AMD Phenom quad I read that it doesnt perform as good as a good dual core. Something about it is single threaded and it doesnt have a level 3 cache??
The toshiba is intriguing but I have seen more neg reviews about stability ( blue screens, overheating, etc) I do not need a 1000 dollar POS
the HP is the exact model I am returning except it has dedicated memory GPU and 6 gig ram and 640gb HDD so I know it will perform better than what I have and what i have is doing the job on min settings in game.
I am obviously looking for the best bang for the buck but i do want a computer that will last a couple of years.
More research and reviews leads me to this choice......
Let me know what you guys think
NP7130 $1,163.00 $1.163,00
Display 17.3" Full HD LED Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)
Video & Graphics Card 1GB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce GT 425M GPU with Optimus Technology / Embedded Intel HD Graphics with Shared Memory up to 1.7GB
CPU Processor Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz / 3.20GHz Turbo Mode ) [$60.00]
Thermal Compound IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$25.00]
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 2 X 2GB
Primary Hard Disk Drive 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive [$20.00]
Optical Drive 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN Module
Bluetooth Internal Bluetooth V2.1 Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack (6 Cells 62.16WH)
Microsoft Office New! Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price
Warranty Sager 2 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty [$69.00]
Carrying Bag Standard Carrying Bag
Started at 989 or something like that. I did upgrade a few things. Basically if it doesn't have a price by it then it came standard.
I am really just asking about the sager brand and the component matching up. I have read several threads on various prebuilt machines and it never really occurred to me that certain components combos would make a better choice. I also know nothing about the Sager/clevo brand name. I have researched what other owners say about the brand but would love some outside input.
Thanks again for any and all assistance with this purchase.
From what I read in the link you gave me, I see that the specs is good for the price.
17.3" is a little too big, but it is you choice.
The only thing which bother me is the hardware quality of the laptop.
For example, I have seen smoke coming from 3 of ACERs PC and 2 ACERs laptop , direct in front of my eyes.
The smoke didn't come from the battery but from either the mobo or processor.
From this literally burned, I have learned to look also for hardware quality instead of only the hardware specs.
Somehow for me, this explained the relatively cheap price of ACERs laptop.
But for this Xotic Sager thing, I have totally no experience so I won't say anything bad about it. But...are you sure about the quality of this brand?
But it is the best bang for the buck so far. I can find a better price but with a lesser gpu.
When searching for gaming laptops the sager brand comes up tons, along with the xotic site which sells asus, sager/clevo, msi, force etc. the only ones i had heard of was asus and msi due to motherboard purchases in the past. My only problem with Asus is that alot of reviews claim asus customer support is crap. This surprised me at first as when upgrading mobo in my desktop the asus guy I spoke to on the phone was informative, spoke english well, genuinely cared about helping me pick the correct product for what I needed.
Trust me I am confused about where to go and what to get. The toshiba I listed in the op looks good on paper but then i read several reviews about how it was not stable.
So i am just trying to get a feel for what people on this forum may suggest. I did see some posts suggesting a sager somewhere around here but did not book mark it.
Bottom line is I have about 1000 to spend (give or take 200) and am looking for a good CPU/GPU combo that will last me for 3 or 4 years and it needs to play WoW and hopefully the upcoming Starwars: the old republic. I also do some light photoshop/web design.
Thanks again for any and all expertise anyone can share.
I have had two laptops from Sager. They lasted a long time. I still have one of them, going on 7 years now, and it still functions. I replaced the battery maybe 3 years ago. Both of mine were business models not gamers.
Yup,somehow I have to agree with the business laptop thing. The business class laptops tend to live longer than the gaming class.
My Toshiba Tecra (forgot the type number) with PII 233MMX is still kicking altough I am not using it anymore. (I still keep it with me as decoration)
My Lenovo PIII 533 is still also healthy. (I still keep it with me as decoration)
My gaming laptops from Lenovo, ASUS, Sony, Dell, and Toshiba are all either completely dead or half dead. At least none of them has ever exploded in front of my eyes. Thank goodness people wanted to buy those laptops in e-bay.
That is why I 've decided to stick gaming only for PC and go back to business laptops for mobility needs.
My Lenovo T400 T8400 is also very healthy but it is relatively new only about 2 years ago.
But, I just can not resist good specs laptops...I got myself an i7 gaming laptop from Dell during christmas sale last year, it is stil healthy but it is also new.
Let see the live of those 2 of my last laptops.
Hmm....Sager...I can not find those on my fav stores (even online) here where I live.
It seems that Sager is selling only inside US. I would wanna test that one also