last question on the Sager, if i had $ to upgrade, is it worth putting money into the procesor/system storage space, or will the base NP8662 work?
I think I would put the money into the CPU for longevity sake. HDD's are easy to find and upgrade even if it's just an external unit. CPUs aren't as easy to find. Intel is also releasing new processors which will make yours even harder to find.