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
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
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?
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.
"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...
^^ 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.
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.