Dell XPS 15 SB OR Sager NP5160

DELL XPS 15
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dncodq2&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=xps-l502x

Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, En
Sandy Bridge Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Microsoft® Office Starter
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
15.6 in HD WLED TL Display with Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Standard Keyboard - English (no backlit)
Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card

ALL THAT FOR $980 (with tax and shipping)

UPDATE!!!! - I managed to get a 70 dollar discount on the DeLL XPS
I also don't plan on upgrading the ram or anything in the future for these laptops..

SAGER NP5160 @ xoticpc.com
15.6” HD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1366x768) Super Clear Glare Type Screen
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM, 2.0-2.8GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache)
nVidia GT 540M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology
4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Software
320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) - Default
Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth
Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's + Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included with OS Pur
3 Year Labor 1 Year Parts, Lifetime Sager Toll Free Tech Support

ALL THAT FOR $862.33 USD (no sales tax applied.. )


WHICH ONE IS BETTER BUY?
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK IF YOU WERE ME?
SORRY FOR CAPS BUT I HAVE TO MAKE QUESTIONS STAND OUT FROM THIS WALL OF TEXT.. THANKS FOR READING!
Usage: Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering

BOTH LAPTOPS HAVE SIMILAR OR SAME BATTERY LIFE!

SURE I have asked a similar question in the past but times changed..
this is different xps specs with different price and deal...

AFTER TAX and shipping, THE DELL XPS will ttoal around 1100 dollars max
Sager is as is.
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  1. You could have used "bold" text instead of capslock :)
    Anyway,if you do image/video editing,then go with the Sager one;otherwise, go with XPS 15
  2. which one do you think is better for engineering college...................like meeting all the engineering needs and which would last for 4-5 years??????
  3. Both are really good,you can't go wrong with either
  4. I would get the Sager with a better screen.
  5. Thanks but...
    I'm still llost on which one to pick.

    Things I would do:
    1 gaming mostly racing games (i'm used to low specs so either specs don't matter.. but i think medium ish..)
    2 programming
    3 photoshop to design stuff, not image editiing ... like drawing sstuff for websites, logos, etc
    4 video editing
    5 video recording along with something like gaming? or microsoft or other stuff..... tutorial videos to teach people...
    6 dreamweaver to make websites
    7 browser with 5-6 tabs running (assume one tab will be a video)
    8 MAYBE 3ds max for fun...
    9 chatting on IM typing...

    10. a program dock will be running simultaneously along with the others listed above...
  6. Flip a coin or take the one that's less expensive.
    Either method works equally well making up your mind.
  7. If you still haven't made up your mind,go with the Sager one.The quad core CPU will be useful in video editing and 4-5 years of usage.
  8. The Sager is definitely better value for components (core i7 over core i5).
  9. cheshta1 said:
    which one do you think is better for engineering college...................like meeting all the engineering needs and which would last for 4-5 years??????


    I honestly have no clue.
  10. Get the sager, but upgrade the display for the price difference- and then you would have a great all around system for the price. I was concidering the same thing myself, but ended up going with ASUS G73SW-A1 from xoticPC. blew my budget out all over the place..
    very sensable unit for the buck.


    drake123 said:
    DELL XPS 15
    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dncodq2&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=xps-l502x

    Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, En
    Sandy Bridge Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
    Microsoft® Office Starter
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
    6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
    640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
    15.6 in HD WLED TL Display with Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam
    8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
    92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    Standard Keyboard - English (no backlit)
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card

    ALL THAT FOR $900 USD (this is the price w/o tax - sucks i have to pay tax)


    SAGER NP5160 @ xoticpc.com
    15.6” HD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1366x768) Super Clear Glare Type Screen
    2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM, 2.0-2.8GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache)
    nVidia GT 540M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology
    4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
    Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Software
    320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) - Default
    Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
    Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth
    Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's + Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included with OS Pur
    3 Year Labor 1 Year Parts, Lifetime Sager Toll Free Tech Support

    ALL THAT FOR $862.33 USD (no sales tax applied.. )


    WHICH ONE IS BETTER BUY?
    WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK IF YOU WERE ME?
    SORRY FOR CAPS BUT I HAVE TO MAKE QUESTIONS STAND OUT FROM THIS WALL OF TEXT.. THANKS FOR READING!
    Usage: Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering

    BOTH LAPTOPS HAVE SIMILAR OR SAME BATTERY LIFE!

    SURE I have asked a similar question in the past but times changed..
    this is different xps specs with different price and deal...

    AFTER TAX and shipping, THE DELL XPS will ttoal around 1100 dollars max
    Sager is as is.
  11. randomstar said:
    Get the sager, but upgrade the display for the price difference- and then you would have a great all around system for the price. I was concidering the same thing myself, but ended up going with ASUS G73SW-A1 from xoticPC. blew my budget out all over the place..
    very sensable unit for the buck.


    lol "blew my budget out all over the place.."

    I wish I had the money to afford the Asus or Msi g series.. especially msi for its good looks.

    Hmm..
  12. randomstar said:
    Get the sager, but upgrade the display for the price difference- and then you would have a great all around system for the price. I was concidering the same thing myself, but ended up going with ASUS G73SW-A1 from xoticPC. blew my budget out all over the place..
    very sensable unit for the buck.



    By the way, the specs you see there is it...
    I don't plan on upgrading the laptop once i get it at those specs.

    (I am willing to upgrade the sager HDD to 500 gb if necessary... it'll be 20 dollars extra)
  13. way, i managed to get a discount...
    so subtract 70 dollars off the price you see up there for the DELL
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