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Here is the only review I can find:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/sage...pressions.html

It looks pretty impressive, but I wish the 15 inch model could have a lower resolution screen. I'd rather get better gaming performance, and I don't like running LCDs at non-native resolutions.
post #22 of 42
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Native 1366x768 is horrible. Trust me. I have to deal with it in my laptop and I just prefer to connect it to my monitor because 1680x1050>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>1366x768. You'll be able to play games at 1920x1080, but you'll have to lower settings to Medium. At High, you're looking at 1600x900. With the 460M you're looking at Medium/High settings combo at 1920x1080, but you'll have to get a much larger and heavier laptop with no battery life, like ASUS G53 and G73. Take your pick.
This is not true. The 460m can't handle that. Unfortunately...

It can handle a combination of settings that mix low, medium, and high settings in most games at the native resolution but overall it can't handle all medium and high settings. Shadows are off most of the time, if not on low, and AA is always off. I'll be posting benches at some point when I get around to it.
     
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This is not true. The 460m can't handle that. Unfortunately...

It can handle a combination of settings that mix low, medium, and high settings in most games at the native resolution but overall it can't handle all medium and high settings. Shadows are off most of the time, if not on low, and AA is always off. I'll be posting benches at some point when I get around to it.
Hm. The benches I've seen show that SC2 can be run on high with a 460m, but I can't recall the resolution they were running at.

Other games suck, so who cares what they play at.
    
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post #24 of 42
I wonder when the gtx560m will appear in the Sager models. I know an OC'd 460m can match it, but will it have optimus like the gt555m?

I don't think it will cost much more, considering the price point and performance of the 555m.
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This is not true. The 460m can't handle that. Unfortunately...

It can handle a combination of settings that mix low, medium, and high settings in most games at the native resolution but overall it can't handle all medium and high settings. Shadows are off most of the time, if not on low, and AA is always off. I'll be posting benches at some point when I get around to it.
Wow, how can that be? OCed with my GTX 260M I can handle 1680x1050 in most games at Medium and some settings High.

Plus your CPU is a bit faster, too.
    
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post #26 of 42
Just be warned - with the 1080p Sager, you get horrendous Windows visual bloat.



I opted for the HP dv7t quad edition with 6770M and a 1600x900 screen, which should scale quite nicely with Windows.
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The Alienware Mx11 is $999 from Dell, looks nice!

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-m11x-r3/fs
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The Alienware Mx11 is $999 from Dell, looks nice!

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-m11x-r3/fs
Horrifically overpriced for what it has to offer though
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Horrifically overpriced for what it has to offer though
No, not overpriced, just offers more portability and battery life vs. more gaming powaah.
    
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post #30 of 42
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No, not overpriced, just offers more portability and battery life vs. more gaming powaah.
Portability wouldn't really be a problem with the Sager NP5165, though. It's 5.7 pounds and the chassis is a medium size, plus you get a TON more performance. Battery life is good at four hours, as well.

I'm gonna agree: it's overpriced.
    
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