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Which laptops have the 128mb Radeon 9600?

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September 10, 2003 8:31:10 AM

Like the topic says, I'm wondering what manufacturers and respective models have the Mobility Radeon 9600 128mb? I'm having trouble finding it on the internet. Could anyone tell me models they know, or maybe link me to a list or some other site where I could perhaps specify what I'm looking for (which is btw a max $2000 laptop made for gaming). Thanks for any help in advance.

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September 10, 2003 9:32:31 PM

You might try a Sager ... that VooDoo only shows a 9600 w/64 MB RAM (not sure if that is right or not... and you can't change it on their config?).

The <A HREF="http://pctorque.com/5680.php" target="_new">Sager 5680</A> and <A HREF="http://pctorque.com/8890.php" target="_new">8890</A> both use the 9600Pro 128mb.

The 5680 might get you in the $2K range ... but you'll be real close and lower specs.
hth. -ot

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September 11, 2003 7:37:33 PM

I saw that THG's guide said Targa, NEC, PackardBell. It doesn't really _have_ to be 128mb, can be 64 too. It's just that, Radeon 9000 is like a year old now (or more). I can't buy a laptop with that "old" GPU with a clear conscience.
September 12, 2003 12:27:34 AM

I only konw DELL InspironTM 8600 use GeForceFX Go5650 Go with 128MB DDR video memory. Mobility Radeon 9600 128mb? i can't find it.or you may wait for some time.



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September 13, 2003 12:40:01 AM

first off, 2000 bucks wont get you a radeon 9600 with 128 mb on a laptop. but if you still want to know what brands carry radeons, try voodoopc.com, hypersonic-pc.com and eurocom.com . Sager also carries radeons but just dont trust them very much, i would go for the other 3 companies i mentioned above. again 2000 bucks wont get you that so start saving or consider something else. good luck

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September 15, 2003 11:21:00 AM

grassapa,
i don't have one but just by looking over at two forums and one that is very busy ... these guys love their Sagers. I'm thinking of getting the 5680 which just seems to rock as well as the 8890. if there were a lot of negative talk over on those forums ... then, i'd consider not buying from them - but, far from that. It's actually amazing to see all the positive talk. Sure - there's probs just in everything but for most part they all go crazy about the Sager name.

Also, I *think* the VooDoo, HyperSonic and EuroCom are all equivalent to SAGERS as well... which are made by the ODM CLEVO. I could be wrong about all three but I do think for sure about 1 or 2 of them.

<A HREF="http://talknotebooks.com/forumdisplay.php3?s=&forumid=2" target="_new">talk notebooks-SAGER</A> and then <A HREF="http://www.powernotebooks.com/forum/index.php" target="_new">power notebooks forums</A>

hth

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September 15, 2003 5:48:26 PM

You are right about the three, and you are also right that Sagers 'rock', but they cannot justifiably be called "notebooks" - more like "smaller-than-your-desktop-but-not-meant-to-be-taken-around-without-considerable-effort"s. They are big, clumsy, don't look all that great, heavy, noisy, hot and are shockingly constructed. i.e. they bend and warp and creak under their own weight, and the LCDs are of low quality too.

But you know other than that they are fine.

RaPTuRe

-note: I would never buy a Sager - frankly the marginal performance benefit that it has over a company such as Dell or Compaq or Toshiba, is not enough to justify purchasing it over a lower spec'd, but slimmer, lighter, quiter, higher-quality, cooler, more efficient and all in all way better 'notebook'.

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September 15, 2003 6:46:57 PM

I wouldnt like to generalize like that. Note that not all Compaq, Dell and Toshibas are quieter, cooler, more efficient etc... and not all Sager, Hypersonic PC and Alienware are heavier, hotter, bulkier. My mother has a Compaq presario laptop and it get's hot as sh!t. It depends a lot of the hardware that you have. Also, Hypersonic pc for example has nice slim models of laptops which are light and quiet.

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September 15, 2003 7:08:53 PM

Excuse me for not being more clear: I was only referring to the 'desktop replacement' notebook segment. The generalization is applicable here bar a few irregularities.

RaPTuRe

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September 16, 2003 2:41:56 AM

Yeah, I guess a 7+ LB D800 is really a lightweight, mobile notebook that kicks some Sager 5680 9.65 LBs butt doesn't it. That 2.65 LB difference really makes the D800 a cutting edge lappie that is just so light.

whatever....

I'm sure there's some creeky, warpy Dells, Toshs, etc... around as well. They all aren't perfect.

also, not sure what you think on the LCDs but from what I've heard and seen pics of, the Sager has some beautiful screens. Also, did you know there's only a few makers of the LCDs... so I'm guessing that many ODMs/OEMs use some of the LCD manufacturers.

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September 16, 2003 8:07:29 AM

No, I wouldn't call a 3kg D800 a lightweight. Its a desktop replacement notebook. And yes, from my experience lower spec'd 'other' notebooks often beat higher spec'd Sager notebooks. (e.g. my usual example of my old 1.7GHz I8200 M9 beating a Sager 2.4GHz P4, M9 system in 3D Games), but that is beside the point.

the extra kg definitely makes the D800 a lot more portable which I would rather have than a big, hot, noisy P4.

<<<I'm sure there's some creeky, warpy Dells, Toshs, etc...around as well. They all aren't perfect.>>>

Yes. Of course there are - hence I "generalized". In terms of averages, Sagers are not constructed as well as the majority of current-day Dell/Tosh/Compaq notebooks.

I owned a Sager 56xx for a while before I sent it back. The LCD on that was quite good, certainly not bad but not "WOW!". It's build quality was shocking - I thought others were exagerating, but they weren't. As far as LCDs go, IBM, Sharp, Samsung, Hitachi are the most common notebook LCD Manufacturers. Sharp are generally considered the best, at the moment, Samsung are the worst, and Hitachi and IBM are mid-range. The thing is they make different models, and the LCDs on the majority of the Sagers - especially the big LCDs - are usually low resolutions, and lower quality to the Sagers with smaller displays, and other notebooks.

RaPTuRe

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