How is Sager?

I'm currently looking at the NP8130 (or something similar if Sager has new machines by the end of the summer when I would be ordering) for use with college (going back or a second degree -- I've heard that this model can get 2-3 hours of battery life which would be fine for a class or two) and for mobile gaming (I use my desktop as my main gaming machine, but I go to my friends' houses often so I need a gaming laptop for that).

I've had both Dell and Gateway in the past and wasn't very impressed with build quality. My budget will be in the $1500 area.

Would Sager be a good way to go?
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  1. Best source to figure if Sager is a good match for you is probably other Sager owners.
    "Official" Sager NP8130/Clevo P151HM1 Owners Lounge
    It's a lot to wade through but you're getting ready to spend a lot of money.
  2. Sager is made by Clevo .... See my post on laptop ODM's and options here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/66730-35-reqiurement-mechanical-electrical-civil-engineering-software

    The Optimus power saving stuff might be attractive but the 540M is a bit light for gaming. The 560M is due this summer tho and is a substantially better performer.

    Here's the various cards results in 3D mark 06

    485M - 19,465 ($495 more than a 460M)
    6970M - 17,041
    470M - 16,509 ($200 more than a 460M)
    480M - 15,394
    560M - 13,919
    6950M - 13,719
    285M - 12,989
    5870M - 12,863
    460M - 12,855
    skipped a few :)
    540M - 7,989

    This Clevo P170HM will cost ya $1,569 from ProStar, customized as below:

    17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED Backlit Glare Type Display
    Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 2.0 GHz, 6MB Smart Cache
    8GB, PC3-10600/1333Mhz DDR3 - 2 x 4GB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M w/1.5GB GDDR5
    320 GB/7200rpm GB SATA-300 (SATA II 3GB/s)
    8X Max. DVD±R/RW Writer/Reader / 4X Max. +DL Super-Mulit Drive
    Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
    8 Cells Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 76.96WH
    Integrated 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth V3.0 Combo
    1 Year Premium Parts Warranty + 3 Year Labor
    # Built-In Fingerprint Reader
    # Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    # Built-In 9-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    # 1 IEEE-1394a Fire Wire
    # 2 USB 2.0 Ports
    # 2 USB 3.0 Ports
    # 1 eSATA Port
    # 1 HDMI Output
    # 1 DVI-I Port
    # 1 CATV Port
    # 1 Kensington Lock Port
    # Built-in Microphone, 4 Speakers and 1 Sub-Woofer
    # 4 Audio Jacks for Headphone, Microphone-In, S/PDIF-Out, and Line-In
    # 100/240V Autoswitch AC Adapter
    # Standard Carrying Case with Strap

    http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=productdetail&model=P170HM

    Should be about the same from Sager, and all the other US Clevo dealers.

    Find one here:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-reseller-info.html
  3. WR2 said:
    Best source to figure if Sager is a good match for you is probably other Sager owners.
    "Official" Sager NP8130/Clevo P151HM1 Owners Lounge
    It's a lot to wade through but you're getting ready to spend a lot of money.



    That's similar to the motto of the long gone car company Packard, "Ask the man who owns one" and it's still true. best way to figure out of their a good brand is to find owners, and check reviews.
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