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July 23, 2010 7:13:29 AM

Hey guys,

I was wondering how Sager laptops are as of today? I've heard them get a lot of crap in the past lot of 2007 posts, but then 2009 posts people are saying they are pretty nice.

I'm still torn about whether I should get one or not? I was thinking of getting an NP8690, but I'm not sure. It looks pretty good. Their cooling system is supposed to be great. I saw vid on youtube with one of their fans being broken, but people in the comments were saying that theirs is perfect so that Sager is definitely defective.

If I do get this laptop, I'm mainly trying to figure out which Processor I should get. Any ideas?

Here are the specs:

Notebook: Sager NP8690 (NP Series)
Processor:
Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz / 2.66GHz Turbo Mode )
Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz / 2.93GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$60.00]
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.53GHz / 3.06GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$115.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor ( 32nm, 4MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz / 3.33GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$190.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor ( 45nm, 6MB L3 Cache, 1.73GHz) [+$210.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-840QM Processor ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 1.86GHz ) [+$440.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-940XM Processor Extreme Edition ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 2.13GHz ) [+$965.00]

Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels or 1920x1080 display, glossy: yes
Ram: 4gb is fine.

Thanks for the help!
~Marnaz

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a b D Laptop
July 23, 2010 4:46:18 PM

Marnaz said:
Hey guys,

I was wondering how Sager laptops are as of today? I've heard them get a lot of crap in the past lot of 2007 posts, but then 2009 posts people are saying they are pretty nice.

I'm still torn about whether I should get one or not? I was thinking of getting an NP8690, but I'm not sure. It looks pretty good. Their cooling system is supposed to be great. I saw vid on youtube with one of their fans being broken, but people in the comments were saying that theirs is perfect so that Sager is definitely defective.

If I do get this laptop, I'm mainly trying to figure out which Processor I should get. Any ideas?

Here are the specs:

Notebook: Sager NP8690 (NP Series)
Processor:
Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz / 2.66GHz Turbo Mode )
Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz / 2.93GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$60.00]
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.53GHz / 3.06GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$115.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor ( 32nm, 4MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz / 3.33GHz Turbo Mode ) [+$190.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor ( 45nm, 6MB L3 Cache, 1.73GHz) [+$210.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-840QM Processor ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 1.86GHz ) [+$440.00]
Intel® Core™ i7-940XM Processor Extreme Edition ( 45nm, 8MB L3 Cache, 2.13GHz ) [+$965.00]

Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels or 1920x1080 display, glossy: yes
Ram: 4gb is fine.

Thanks for the help!
~Marnaz


Hi Marnaz,

What will you be using your laptop for? That will influence which processor that will best fit your needs.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
July 23, 2010 9:34:27 PM

IsabellaWinTeam said:
Hi Marnaz,

What will you be using your laptop for? That will influence which processor that will best fit your needs.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team


Gaming, gaming, and more gaming :]

Of course I want to be able to use it for other things, but I know if I want to game all the other things will work easily.

I want to be able to game well, but not spend too much on the CPU. Just not sure which one I should get. My Core 2 Duo 2.5 ghz card was fine in my alienware m15x (until my graphics card broke which is why I am buying a new laptop because alienware doesn't make the parts for their old laptops anymore....lol) So GPU: 8800m GTX with Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5ghz) worked fine together.

So I guess what CPU would work similarly with a ATI Radeon 5870? If there is a way to put them in comparison.

One of my cousins was saying it might be nice to get the cheapest of the highest generation, the i7's, but then again do I really need that much power? But also this GPU needs more power I guess since it is also a generation up. The first CPU with QM can get that special 4gb memory, so I dunno if that is worth it or not?

Thanks for the help.
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a b D Laptop
July 26, 2010 6:39:42 PM

Marnaz said:
Gaming, gaming, and more gaming :]

Of course I want to be able to use it for other things, but I know if I want to game all the other things will work easily.

I want to be able to game well, but not spend too much on the CPU. Just not sure which one I should get. My Core 2 Duo 2.5 ghz card was fine in my alienware m15x (until my graphics card broke which is why I am buying a new laptop because alienware doesn't make the parts for their old laptops anymore....lol) So GPU: 8800m GTX with Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5ghz) worked fine together.

So I guess what CPU would work similarly with a ATI Radeon 5870? If there is a way to put them in comparison.

One of my cousins was saying it might be nice to get the cheapest of the highest generation, the i7's, but then again do I really need that much power? But also this GPU needs more power I guess since it is also a generation up. The first CPU with QM can get that special 4gb memory, so I dunno if that is worth it or not?

Thanks for the help.


Hi there,

An i5 processor would probably be fine for your gaming needs. However, for powering gaming, I recommend you get a fast processor speed. Check out the guide on processor speeds and RAM on PC Scout. It recommends 2.8 GHz plus for power gaming: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/pc-scout/laptop-speed-....

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
July 29, 2010 12:19:29 AM

for gaming, i would recommend the 740QM (or any i7 except the 620M), its a quad core, and it should be fine for gaming, the i5 is mainstream and not designed for gaming
July 29, 2010 5:02:43 AM

I know Sager has been around for quite some time now however I also import rebranded clevos and am a new business that is trying to get my product to the market!
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