single 650gb hard drive
I like the look of the MSI alot better then the plain sager, but the msi only has one fan that cools both the cpu and the gpu, the sage has seperate fans for cpu and gpu, The msi has a button the the top of the laptop that you can push to max the fan out no matter what I really like this funcation it would be very usefull since i am touchy about temps.
Both of the computers have close to the same specs and should preform the same. I prefer MSI warrenty over sager i hear sager kinda sucks with customers but Xotic pc is good about it and will fix the issues.
I have also been told that the Sagers case is alot better built but its so dang plain But the msi case is lighted up and i love the design
Here is a link to both at stock config so you can see what they look like.
These are the choices I do not want a asus g53-73 I've had both and IMO there complete TRASH
Please give me some input on this matter and tell me what you think. From, what I see on the web there are alot more reviews of the sager, but all the review i read on the msi said it was top nouch and preforms very well and the speakers are amazing.
I haven't heard of any one with a bad experience with Sager, every company has a bad service, hp... they don't fix it, they just run diagnostics and stick tape to the laptop, dell, similar... msi, they make you pay for every tweak, asus, there are some stories that people haven't got there laptop from RMAs from months at a time...
In gaming performance, not really. Eitherway, I'd get the IC Diamond Thermal Compound, stock is garbage, get the real deal that is going to keep the system running cooler.
Also, the Sound card would be worth upgrading... You probably won't notice too much between the 2 different upgrades, choose whatever you think is fit.
Also, getting the next step warranty... It's a good thing to have just incase you do need to get it RMA'd, parts can get pretty expensive...
I guess because you plan to keep this laptop for a long time, it would be benificial to have a faster processor, but your not going to gain much, and the main way to keep a laptop running fast is to take good care of it, run cleaners like ccleaner every once in awhile, and defrag from time to time (don't defrag if you are getting an SSD).