I have been trying to shop for a new laptop for work (Programming, Web design) and and occasional gaming (CoD, FIFA, Splinter Cell). i have come across excellent suggestions and looks like i have to make up my mind on the two below. Which will you recommend and why? I have no experience with SAGER notebooks and didnt know they exist until some few hours ago LOL.
Display 17.3" Full HD LED Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)
Video & Graphics Card 1GB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce GT 330M GPU with Optimus Technology / Embedded Intel HD Graphics with Shared Memory up to 1.7GB
CPU Processor Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor ( 32nm, 3MB L3 Cache, 2.53GHz / 3.06GHz Turbo Mode )
Thermal Compound IC Diamond 7 Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$20.00]
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)
Carrying Bag Standard Carrying Bag
I would probably go with the Sager. From everything I have read so far on these forums and others, it appears that they have excellent build quality, reliability, and cust svc. However, if you went with the XPS, yoyu would get a better gpu (the ATI has DX11 and I think it beats out the Geforce 330M in performance. Slight edge goes to the Sager on CPU.
Granted, I haven't owned a Sager and my evidence of their quality is anecdotal. But to be honest, I can't recall reading a poor word against them in all of my researching on my own purchase, which I cannot say for Dell.
Good luck on your purchase whichever one you pick!