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3 hours of heavy usage. If I did light usage I would get about 4 1/2 hours. That G73 looks like a beast though, 5870 on a laptop .
The 5870m is not equivalent to the desktop gpu with a similar name. Not even close.

The GTX460m in the Sager is faster.
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3 hours of heavy usage. If I did light usage I would get about 4 1/2 hours. That G73 looks like a beast though, 5870 on a laptop .
The G73 looks kinda clunky though... The thing's got a big ass.

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I would go with the i7 2720QM - the extra 0.1ghz of the 2820qm isn't worth $190 IMO, while the extra 0.2ghz and ~.5ghz turbo of the 2720qm is totally worth $160 over the 2630qm. Go with Intel 6230 for wireless. Also, Office 2010 Pro academic version is like $100 from Microsoft. And last, get one of those 95% color gamut screens, they're awesome.

Otherwise it looks good though.
The 2820QM comes with 2MB more of L2 cache though, would that make a significant difference? Also, what's the gamut screen? What are the advantages?

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The 5870m is not equivalent to the desktop gpu with a similar name. Not even close.

The GTX460m in the Sager is faster.
I'm planning on getting the 6970m, how much better is that than the GTX 460m? Would it be capable of gaming at 1080p?
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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

Search for the 6970m and the GTX460m on that list to get an idea. But the GTX460m should be somewhat weaker than a desktop GTS450 to give you a reference.
     
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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

Search for the 6970m and the GTX460m on that list to get an idea. But the GTX460m should be somewhat weaker than a desktop GTS450 to give you a reference.
Alright, cool. Thanks .
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lol its funny how u say its for college when u want it to play so many games.

high settings at 1080p is too demanding for even some of the best mobile gpus.
something along the lines of a GTX 555 would be ideal without setting ur table on fire.
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lol its funny how u say its for college when u want it to play so many games.

high settings at 1080p is too demanding for even some of the best mobile gpus.
something along the lines of a GTX 555 would be ideal without setting ur table on fire.
I can't let my game collection gather dust at home! I've really got my heart set on the GTX 485M but $260 is a lot .

And I do plan on using it for things other than gaming .
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The 2820QM comes with 2MB more of L2 cache though, would that make a significant difference? Also, what's the gamut screen? What are the advantages?
extra 2MB of L2 over 4 cores? No difference, at all. The 2630QM is even the same speed as the $1000 i7 920XM(the highest-end last-gen cpu). Also, either one is on par with, if not faster than a desktop PhIIX4 955.

The 95% color gamut screen has a much higher display quality. The default option is a cheap(low-quality) TN panel. The upgraded panel is more like Macbook Pro quality. Mainly, better color accuracy, viewing angles, contrast ratio, in general it just looks a lot nicer.
 
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First off, I don't mean to bash Sager. But when I was researching a laptop to buy took me about a month I came over this regarding Sager http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Repor...r-Inc-33000135 . Better Business gave them an F, normally that means stay away. Has everyone else had great luck with them. If so why not report to Better Business to increase their grade? Due to the F I went elsewhere, so I don't have personal experience with this company. If you can trust others judgments due so. I am merely posting some of my finds via research
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First off, I don't mean to bash Sager. But when I was researching a laptop to buy took me about a month I came over this regarding Sager http://www.la.bbb.org/Business-Repor...r-Inc-33000135 . Better Business gave them an F, normally that means stay away. Has everyone else had great luck with them. If so why not report to Better Business to increase their grade? Due to the F I went elsewhere, so I don't have personal experience with this company. If you can trust others judgments due so. I am merely posting some of my finds via research
I think BBB gives Fs to companies that it doesn't have information on or that are often reviewed negatively by customers that have a bad opinion. I don't trust BBB that much.
     
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