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Hi guys. After weeks of researching my next laptop I've pretty much come down to my last choices. It's basically down to the G53 from newegg or Sager NP8130/50 from Xoticpc. Just curious on what your opinions are on these machines or if I have a better option I have yet to see. I think the Sager's look a lot nicer then the G53 and the 8130 comes with a matte screen, however the Sager's don't have a second hard drive bay and I would really like my lappy to pack at least 1tb without externals. I was thinking I would buy a 500 or 750gb to add to the g53 down the road..

I could also invest more money in the Sager 8170 with dual HDD and a larger screen but that would be a few hundred more I don't know if its worth it..

Input is appreciated.


This is the G53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230027

Edit: Open to basically any idea's though I'm pretty sold on the i7 sandy / 460m combo.. not really willing to bend my budget much more for a higher end gpu sadly.
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Hi guys. After weeks of researching my next laptop I've pretty much come down to my last choices. It's basically down to the G53 from newegg or Sager NP8130/50 from Xoticpc. Just curious on what your opinions are on these machines or if I have a better option I have yet to see. I think the Sager's look a lot nicer then the G53 and the 8130 comes with a matte screen, however the Sager's don't have a second hard drive bay and I would really like my lappy to pack at least 1tb without externals. I was thinking I would buy a 500 or 750gb to add to the g53 down the road..

I could also invest more money in the Sager 8170 with dual HDD and a larger screen but that would be a few hundred more I don't know if its worth it..

Input is appreciated.


This is the G53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230027

Edit: Open to basically any idea's though I'm pretty sold on the i7 sandy / 460m combo.. not really willing to bend my budget much more for a higher end gpu sadly.
Sager, I was going to get one.
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hmm.. now I'm thinking about ditching the optical drive for a second HDD in the sager and just using a usb dvd rom to install windows.. how often would I use the optical drive anyway..

Man I really can't come to a decision and really itching for a new laptop X_x
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hmm.. now I'm thinking about ditching the optical drive for a second HDD in the sager and just using a usb dvd rom to install windows.. how often would I use the optical drive anyway..

Man I really can't come to a decision and really itching for a new laptop X_x
You could also use a flash drive if you don't have USB DVD drive laying around to save money. If you never use the optical drive(like me), then it would be a good idea to get a second hard drive. SSD for Windows and HDD for storage
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I have an 8130 and I love it... runs very cool. Of course I got the diamond thermal compound.
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