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should i rma sager?

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Basically, I've been having a few moderate problems with my sager 5165, and I'm wondering if it is worth rma to fix it, or if they're issues that are just specific to this model.

First, I've been getting screen flashes fairly often. This is something I've heard of people having issues before, with machines that use optimus so I'm not totally surprised.

Secondly, the battery life is so far subpar. I've messed with the brightness settings, putting it on low and I've turned down the max processor use on battery to 50%, which seemed to help a little. But right now, it seems I only get about 1.5-2 hrs max with light web browsing/word processor use.

I've installed this newest version of the drivers for optimus for this machine, so at least that can be ruled out as a cause. Are the screen flashes something I'm just going to have to deal with on an optimus machine? Is it worth sending it back before my 30 days are over (I purchased from xoticpc).
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no, I'd RMA it. just an opinion but yeah.

peace Dava.
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Maxtor ide 40 gb + WD my book 500gb PHILIPS DVDR1660P1 CD/DVD R/W Win XP Pro SP2 +Ubuntu +Win XP SP2 x64 A IBM & A PACKARD BELL VGA 
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