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post #1 of 16
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Just wanted to get some feedback from those who have this laptop (Sager/Clevo/Etc.).

First off, how does it compare to Sandy i7 with tri-580 sli in gaming? Is it slightly worse or better?


Ok, seriously though, how would you rate the battery life on it? I see 3-5 hrs, is that considering the Optimus and just surfing or does that include heavy use?

Also, kind of odd maybe but is the ram easy to access? I'm probably only going with 4gigs now but a year or so later can I just pop in another set with ease? Is it like most laptops where you just take a panel off and your right there?

Also, looking at purchasing the laptop from Xotic, is the extra money worth it for their toll free support or is will I just be sending it to Sager anyway and should save some cash?

Thanks.
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Bump...need this info too
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I wanna know too, mainly about xoticpc vs sager.
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I wanna know too, mainly about xoticpc vs sager.
You mean purchasing between them? You should probably go with XoticPC since their prices are cheaper and have really good warranties.
post #5 of 16
Definetly go with XoticPC. It gives you support, assistance with an RMA, and a 30 day return policy.

As to remaining questions (though you know the answers)

Heavy use? Assume three hours of battery time, if not less. Surfing will probably get you 4. Like any marketing, the highest potential amount of time is going to be only in the most remarkable scenarios.

I consider the RAM slots easily accessible, but you have to remove the keyboard to get to two of them. So I would think you would define that as not easily accessible.
    
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Definetly go with XoticPC. It gives you support, assistance with an RMA, and a 30 day return policy.

As to remaining questions (though you know the answers)

Heavy use? Assume three hours of battery time, if not less. Surfing will probably get you 4. Like any marketing, the highest potential amount of time is going to be only in the most remarkable scenarios.

I consider the RAM slots easily accessible, but you have to remove the keyboard to get to two of them. So I would think you would define that as not easily accessible.
Would you recommend them for a long-term purpose? For work, surfing, occasional gaming, watch movies, etc?
post #7 of 16
I really like my NP8130. It doesn't get hot and it does everything I need it to do. 5165 would do everything you want there. I'd personally pimp it out with the 95% gamut screen the resellers offer - it's $100, increases your viewing angle, and is matte. (matte > glossy ).

I strongly considered the NP5165 but knew that, even though I don't game on laptops much, when I did, it would annoy me that stuff wasn't running at 45 FPS+.
    
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I was considering buying one as well for my little brother at college and from my experience so far with the 8170 (that never gets hot at all, just SLIGHTLY louder), I think the 5165 is the machine with most muscle hands down for the $1k pricepoint.

If you're not bothered by lowering the AA and some settings like shadow to medium instead of high, then I'm pretty sure it would last you a long time!
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Can the 5165 do Starcraft II well?
post #10 of 16
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Looks like i'm going to go with the 5165 with the i7 2630qm and the matte 95% screen. Only thing that sucks though is I'm out of town the next week so gotta hold off on ordering it for a few days lol.
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TJ-08e Logitech 
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