Originally Posted by Eliphion
Why does everyone compare the m18x with the 15in Sager? If you want the closest comparison, compare it to the x7200. The only other dual gpu notebook currently for sale. Current SB mobile cpus are on par with last generation desktop i7s.
My m18x with a 2720QM, 6GB 1333, 2 500GB momentus xt's in RAID 0, Xfire 6970m, Bluray and 6200 wifi is $3009. (I actually got it for $2364 from AAFES.)
The similarly equipped x7200 from xoticpc is $3159. Main difference being the desktop i7-960 which the 2720QM bests in passmark and is on par with in other benchmarks. With the Sager you get 3 year labor and 1 year parts warranty stock which bests Dellienwares 1 year labor/parts stock. But with Sager you have to ship your computer to them and with Dell you will get a technician at your house more often than not.
Because it's showing you that you can get a $1200 Sager notebook that is set up better, and is smaller, than a $2000 machine. Alienware has always been known for being extremely overpriced and the trend stays. Sager gives you a better deal for less money. It's been proven time and time again. The M14x is the only deal that looks even remotely decent.
EDIT 1: You can't talk by the way. You got yours from some severely discounted Military outfit. Ex-Air Force personnel here. I know full well the kind of deals you can get through AAFES. If I could have gotten a $750 discount off something, then hell yes I would. However, that doesn't mean that it ISN'T overpriced.
EDIT 2: Not to mention the fastest SB Quad matches the i7-950, which is impressive, but when you can get a 990X in a laptop, how can you possibly want to pass that up? I mean seriously. And Passmark isn't a good measure of how good a CPU is. It states the 1090T is equal to an i7-930 at stock speeds when all threads are used... however games don't use more than four cores usually so the system is a little skewered. Passmark is like the Intel Burn Test. It merely measures the Gflops that the CPU is capable of. If an i7 920 can put out 50 Gflops and an overclocked Phenom II can put out 50 Gflops, does this mean they're equal? In all out processing power, maybe, but games and other programs will test that theory more heavily.
I don't doubt that the latest mobile SB chips are amazing, I want the Qosmio model that has the new SB i5. But that doesn't mean I'd take one over the last generation's Desktop i5 line.
Same thing. Who leaves their previous generation i5/i7 at stock for more than a week anyway?Edited by Imglidinhere - 5/11/11 at 12:41pm