Which build do you prefer: SAGER 8150 or ASUS G53SX-DH71

So, I'm in the market for a new laptop. It's a big upgrade from my Vaio Intel Centrino P.O.S. The wife and I want/need something that works for the both of us. First, we want some mobility so we will nix 17" laptops and stick with the 15.xx" laptops. She does a lot of multitasking, web browsing and photo, ADOBE CS5 editing. I use web, Office, and.....some light gaming.

We are looking at NP8150 by Sager and the ASUS G53SX-DH71. The Sager starts at $1319 but i ended up with $1919 package. The ASUS starts at $1429 and I ended up with a $2000 package.

Is the following overkill? Is it pure awesomeness? Would you upgrade certain components, and/or take away some components. $2k is our max and i already hit it. What are your thoughts? Would I want the ASUS to RAID 0, swap out 2nd hard drive for 80gb SSD for caching the OS, etc?

Sager NP8150 FOR $1879
15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Screen (SKU - S1R324)
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM, 2.4-3.5GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache) (SKU - S2R202)
nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
16GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (4 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4R760

750GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) (SKU - S5R308)
Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software
Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy (Caddy Only) Used For Installing Your Own Hard Drive
Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 (3x3) (SKU - S8R056
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's + Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included with OS Purchase
LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime -24/7 DOMESTIC Based- Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs (SKU - X9R009)


ASUS G53SX-DH71 FOR $1734
15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Screen (SKU - X1R354)
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM, 2.4-3.5GHz, (32nm, 6MB L3 cache) (SKU - X2N220)
nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 2,048MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Memory (4x4GB SODIMMS) (SKU - X4N234)
Cobalt Blue Backlit Keyboard Modification
Lime Green WASD Keys
Primary:750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s)
Second:750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s

Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software
Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
Intel® Ultimate-N 6300 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module (Includes 3rd Antenna) (SKU - X8R108
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Pre-Installed + Drivers & Utilities Disk
Year ASUS GLOBAL OEM Warranty 24/7 Support / 1 Year North America (N.A.) Accidental Coverage (Accidental Requires Registration) (SKU - A9R102)
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  1. Both are good,overall the ASUS one has better build quality.
    However,16GB is overkill.Get 8GB,it's more than enough for today's games/apps.
    Bigfoot Networks Killer is also useless IMO.
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