Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel
Yeah, no... 8.5 pounds and 4.5 pounds aren't really comparable at all. And the Sager weighs 5.7 pounds, so that's almost a 3 pound difference. Just because you can lug, or want to lug it around, doesn't mean some other people will. And you can get a good gaming experience with the Sager, so your initial argument isn't really valid. You can play almost all games at 1600x900 and high settings. If that's not a good gaming experience, I don't know what is.
You are right of course, it is all subjective. To me if I want a really thin and light thing I know I am not going to use it for gaming, and the difference in weight forme is not a big deal. I figure a decent multimedia/gaming laptop is going to be somewhere between 5 & 10 lbs. To me anywhere in between those numbers is acceptable, the op didn't really specify a weight preference so he can put how much ever emphasis on that he wants
The 460m or other dedicated gaming gpu's van be overkill for some games, but even those cannot play all modern games at high. And a 1080 screen is prefereable to a 900p for me for gaming as well as video/photo editing.
That sager is cetainly also a great machine and depending on how the op ways the pros and cons of each it may certainly be the best laptop for him. But as I said, if gaming is the primary focus, then the asus is the clear winner.
Gl with the decision op, I certainly wish I had $1200 to drop on a new lappy