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XPS M1730 vs. Sager NP8662 (Extreme Gaming)

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May 20, 2009 2:09:28 AM

There r two laptops im currently looking at that I will buy. Sager NP8662 vs. XPS M1730. In one corner of the ring stands a XPS laptop with the following specs.(Epic Music Plays)

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
NVIDIA® SLI™ Dual GeForce® 8800M GTX 1GB GDDR3
Speed: 160GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) Free Fall Sensor
Total Price: $1,651.13

Sager specs r as followed:

45nm Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9550 / 6MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB
Genuine MS Windows® VISTA Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
2GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 1 X 2GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 Video Memory
250GB 5400rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
Total Price:$1,664.39


Take your time coming up with your conclusion. This forum will likely decide which of the two laptops i will be ordering.

PS. This is a good chance for XPS and Sager fanboys to fight this war out. Could i plz get a detailed report on which laptop is the winner and why?

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a b D Laptop
May 20, 2009 4:28:24 AM

The 1730 certainly wins for gaming...but Maziar had a very bad experience with this particular notebook. Seems it can't cool itself well. The 8660 is more of a notebook, and the 260 isn't too shabby - but it's certainly no dual 88's.

Only 2GB of RAM on each? That's rather silly. I suppose you can upgrade them yourself.

It depends, to me, how much you value gaming ability and how much you value portability.
a c 244 D Laptop
May 20, 2009 6:24:28 AM

2x8800MGTX beat 1 GTX 260M,as frozenlead said i had a XPS M1730 and i had horrible experience with it :(  but i cant say its a bad laptop because many have this laptop and are satisfied with it,but for me that was bad and i had to sell it :( 

Also OP,instead of posting lots of threads,simply make a new thread and fill out this FAQ:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50797-35-read-buying-...

and u will get your laptop,easy as that :) 
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May 20, 2009 3:11:24 PM

Hahaha ... 2 GB Ram with those configs?
Are u crazy ???
May 20, 2009 8:26:11 PM

The Ram and Memory i will upgrade myself. Ram will be pushed up to 4g and the hard drives both 250g to a total of 500g with 7200rpm.

Will it make much a difference when i get 4g of ram on the laptops and 500g had drive with 7200 rpm will the tables turn.

What about the FSB on the processer on the sager and the higher MHz, does that make a difference

Seems like everyone is leaning for the XPS.
May 20, 2009 8:31:29 PM

Maziar said:
2x8800MGTX beat 1 GTX 260M,as frozenlead said i had a XPS M1730 and i had horrible experience with it :(  but i cant say its a bad laptop because many have this laptop and are satisfied with it,but for me that was bad and i had to sell it :( 

Also OP,instead of posting lots of threads,simply make a new thread and fill out this FAQ:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50797-35-read-buying-...

and u will get your laptop,easy as that :) 


Why did you hav a bad experience with the laptop what was wrong with it. I heard the battery was bad but i got plans for that (300wat inverter in the car and a backup battery).
a b D Laptop
May 20, 2009 9:10:38 PM

If you add the same amount of RAM and the same hard disks to both machines, you balance that part of the equation out - nothing will happen to either performance values - they'll just cancel out.

The higher FSB is the least of your worry - raising the FSB generally doesn't induce much performance gain, unless it's for overclocking. In this case, the Sager has a higher CPU frequency, but since the GPUs are a greater factor in gaming performance, the dual 88's are far more important, and they can out-compute a 260 anyday.
a c 244 D Laptop
May 21, 2009 10:34:03 AM

therussian747 said:
Why did you hav a bad experience with the laptop what was wrong with it. I heard the battery was bad but i got plans for that (300wat inverter in the car and a backup battery).

My problem was with the VGA,i couldnt play games with it,i got very low FPS and plus it crashed alot,but since my uncle bought it for me from UK,and it didnt have warranty in Iran,i had to sell it here :( 

But it happened for me,there are lots of satified users too
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