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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.
Yeah, but there are certain people who always pay premium for smaller laptops. Like sony's high end ones that always run 2K+ just because they are tiny. If portability is top consideration that the M11x isnt overpriced, if gaming is top priority then the M11x is definitely overpriced.

That sager is so god damn awesome. I want one so bad. I've been thinking about selling my desktop just to buy one.
    
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Oooh, this one looks sexy too, another one from dell...

http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/...l_id=xps-l502x
Edited by mothrpe - 5/17/11 at 12:42pm
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http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5165-...wconfigure=yes

This thing with the i7, and 2 years parts and labor warranty with lifetime tech support is right around $1000!
    
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What are everyone's opinions about Origin?
I've been looking at their 17 inch laptop... looks very nice. Don't know about battery life, though.
    
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Yeah, but there are certain people who always pay premium for smaller laptops. Like sony's high end ones that always run 2K+ just because they are tiny. If portability is top consideration that the M11x isnt overpriced, if gaming is top priority then the M11x is definitely overpriced.

That sager is so god damn awesome. I want one so bad. I've been thinking about selling my desktop just to buy one.
Sure, what I mean is that the Sager strikes a pretty much perfect balance in terms of size, performance, and weight. You get high-end hardware in a laptop that's only 5.7 pounds; that's my point.
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Here is a good list of benchmarks per GPU:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

Apparently the GT555m is slower than even a 260M. I would stick with either a 460M or Radeon Mobile 5870 for your price range.

I am partial to either a G60v as I have one, or a G73 variant. Its a nice desktop replacement gaming laptop.
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Here is a good list of benchmarks per GPU:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

Apparently the GT555m is slower than even a 260M. I would stick with either a 460M or Radeon Mobile 5870 for your price range.

I am partial to either a G60v as I have one, or a G73 variant. Its a nice desktop replacement gaming laptop.
Actually, it's the same speed. I have the GTX 260M. The GT 555M is only 20% slower than the GTX 460M. Also, GTX 460M: huge chassis.
    
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Oooh, this one looks sexy too, another one from dell...

http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/...l_id=xps-l502x
I will never again buy an XPS laptop. My m1530 gave me so many problems.

@ others -

Thanks for keeping this thread alive! I'm really liking what I see on XoticPC so far.
    
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Actually, it's the same speed. I have the GTX 260M. The GT 555M is only 20% slower than the GTX 460M. Also, GTX 460M: huge chassis.
From what I see the 555 is slightly faster than the 260.

Also, I'm not looking for a desktop replacement, I'm just looking for a good gaming laptop that's portable enough to take with me to college. I'm mostly looking for 14"-16" screens and under 6lbs if possible since my classes are scattered about. May for that price I should just go with a mac. YEAH RIGHT!
    
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From what I see the 555 is slightly faster than the 260.

Also, I'm not looking for a desktop replacement, I'm just looking for a good gaming laptop that's portable enough to take with me to college. I'm mostly looking for 14"-16" screens and under 6lbs if possible since my classes are scattered about. May for that price I should just go with a mac. YEAH RIGHT!
No, it's not. It depends on the game. On texture and physics heavy games, the GT 555M is a bit faster due to more CUDA cores. On bandwidth/memory heavy games, the GTX 260M is slightly faster due to a 256-bit bus width. All in all, they're extremely close to each other.

Anyway, it seems like the GT 555M and the Sager NP5165 are what you're looking for. It only weighs 5.7 pounds, has four hours of battery life, and will play most games at High or Medium/High at 1600x900.
    
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