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January 4, 2012 7:54:06 PM

What do you think of this laptop?
And if you aprove, wich specs should I choose?

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_cus...

I really don't know much of computer, I need a laptop that can run any architectural program or 3D program. I'm an architecture student.

So far I've been told I need 8 of RAM and as much of video as I can get. I want a killer laptop, full packed.

Can you help me choose the specs?
Let me tell you that I'm not so thrill about the looks and weight of the laptop on the link, but if it's the best I can get, then fine.

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January 4, 2012 8:12:56 PM

sager makes some very decent notebooks. If you want a super killer laptop then just pick all the most expensive options ;)  but seriously is there a budget you have in mind because the base system is quite capable.

Display 15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Surface (1920 x 1080) [$30.00]
Video & Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 Video Memory [$145.00]
CPU Processor 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.20GHz)
Thermal Compound Stock Standard Thermal Compound
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 2 X 4GB
Primary Hard Disk Drive 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case 6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software [$80.00]
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack
Integrated Security Device Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price

$1554 (with $100 discount)

^^ without going too overboard this is how I would set it up
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January 4, 2012 9:44:26 PM

spec wise the sager is better, but I think the lenovo is a better value. my wife has that laptop and she loves it except the resolution is 1368x768, which if you're using it for design you may want the 1920x1080 of the sager... also the base specs of the sager are quite nice without the upgrades I suggested... you just have to weigh the values of the systems. Sager is better but are you willing to spend the extra 400 bucks for the sager also fyi the vid card options are better on the sager (even the base one) and the 6990M is SLI in a laptop which is beast...

also, the sager laptop is 1444 total with just the 6990 upgrade because it kicks in the additional 100 off for going over 1500
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January 4, 2012 9:59:21 PM

Sager it is then!!
Thank you for your time and patience, really! :) 
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January 4, 2012 10:11:20 PM

Another option are these ASUS.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Should all do what you want.
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January 4, 2012 11:46:30 PM

Sorry if I didn't made my self clear, what I meant it's that I've never heard of the brand MSI before, and like I really don't know much about computers I started to read as much reviews as I could about all the options that you guys have been son nice to point at me. In the reviews the MSI seems pretty cool, but if you say the ASUS its better, well you know more that I do haha.

So basically it's not up to RAM memory but to video card??
And between the ASUS and the SAGER?
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January 5, 2012 12:03:17 AM

ASUS has the best support and one year accidental damage replacement. A 6990m is more powerful but I don't believe you need that. A 560m should be more than capable to do what you need though. Its both the RAM and video card. Don't think you will ever come close to using 12GB of ram though. 8 would be more than enough. Save the $200 and go with the ASUS.
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January 5, 2012 3:20:46 AM

"Every Sager computer comes with lifetime technical support."

though asus does make nice equipment so I can't really knock them either... except I have heard horror stories about the support... I would suggest going the best buy route for an Asus as you can return it to the store if there is a problem...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=34-230-...

^^ reviews for the same model a step down (same chassis less ram and slower proc but the rest is the same..) 20% of the reviews are 1 egg because of defects / issues with customer service.... you may find the same issues with sager, but do your homework.
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January 8, 2012 1:40:00 AM

You've all been so awsome to help me with this!

I have one last model to check out
ASUS N55SF-EH71 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what do you think?
8 GB of RAM (plenty enough)
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz (same procesor as the ASUS G53SX-TH71 and better looks)
750GB HDD
7200rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Video Memory Dedicated 2GB

If I wanted to get an extra video card, can I upgrade it? Or the laptop only accepts the amount that allready comes with?
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January 8, 2012 3:31:32 AM

You can't upgrade video cards in laptops so what it comes down to if if you want to step down to a 555m.
http://www.geforce.com/Active/en_US/shared/images/produ...

8GB of ram is more than enough and the processor is good.

A friend of mine has this laptop.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23...
Its a 17.3 inch because what he used it for is cad programs. He is going into the same field as his dad and his dad has a 15.6 inch laptop and regrets it. So my friend bought this, apparently helps make work easier.
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January 8, 2012 3:58:41 AM

awsome laptop seems awsome (if you're into 9gag you'll get it :p  )
but it's sooo heavy, and I travel a lot so that's a big con for this option :S
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January 8, 2012 2:38:32 PM

My point of that was the he wanted 15.6 inch but got 17.3 inch because of what he had to use it for.
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January 14, 2012 11:34:17 PM

Best answer selected by gbogranl.
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January 14, 2012 11:48:21 PM

thank you all for your help, really appreciate that they have shared with me your time, patience and knowledge. I ended up choosing the ASUS N55SF-EH71 I hope it's up for the task!

I choose it because the specs seems great, it's not toooo heavy, it has a nice look, the price it´s really really good; so let's hope for the best.

Thanks again! Sincerely,

Grace
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