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post #11 of 36
A 6990m doesn't cost much more and it's allot more powerful. And I second xoticpc.
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post #12 of 36
I'd really recommend the 6990m over the 560m, if not for for the graphics power today, then to match the longevity of the Sandy Bridge mobile quad core.
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post #13 of 36
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Once again, I am doing work with this laptop, and gaming on the side. The GPU will not bottleneck the cpu, so I'm not TOO concerned about GPU. (Like I said, ignore sig rig)
post #14 of 36
The 95% Color gamut screen option is pretty much necessary if you want a high-quality display. Better viewing angles, brighter, higher contrast ratio, better black levels, more accurate colors (might need calibration - same goes for any monitor). And it's only $70 more than the matte (probably ~72% color gamut) monitor.
 
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post #15 of 36
Yes, those people above are right. the 95% colour gamut screen not only raises the colour spectrum and vivacity of the screen but also makes its viewing angles a lot better. Which is useful in a laptop where you might want to show your friends a video or something. The aesthetics of the laptop (design wise) is great, and the back vents look pretty nice in my opinion. Overall its not a very flashy laptop but when you look at it you think "wow that's a beast." The bad thing was that the finish on the laptop is really abrasive and scratches easily.
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How often does Sager come out with a new line of lap-tops? I will be waiting for a bit to buy, but I've noticed they don't have half the amount of choices as, say ASUS. I don't have a problem with this, seeing as I would just be looking at 2 laptops with the same specs asking myself "WHAT IS THE EXTRA 130$ FOR?! THE EXTRA 1/2 INCH?!"

If they would be producing often enough (when newer cpus, gpus come out) then I would wait, but if they don't, I may as well go ahead and pick one up.
post #17 of 36
I have a Metabox, which is a Clevo, so the same as that Sager. It is a great laptop! But I don't think Clevo changes their designs much, but the moment that a new GPU or CPU comes out I imagine they will integrate it. I know that you can upgrade the GPUs yourself, and you can do the same with the CPU. I am quite fond of the coating on mine, although I think that Metabox changed it, they but a soft coat on instead of the hard one that Sager does.
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post #18 of 36
I too am looking for ~$1600 laptop for when I join the military and will probably wait till after basic to get one. I ship out in May and basic lasts two months, I'm wondering if more options will be available by then, especially the mobile GPU's. I don't expect new mobile CPU's to be available by then but I guess I could hope for Ivy mobile options.

Have been looking at the NP8170 laptop, it seems to offer the best single GPU performance and when you get into SLI on a laptop I would expect a dramatic decrease in battery life. Also does a screen calibration really help, it seems like one of those options that does nothing but they have expecting someone who still thinks alienware is a good computer to click on so they get more money. Then they have a operating system overclock, how do you overclock the operating system? Also they claim to do backlit keyboards but all I see is external keyboard options and case options.
post #19 of 36
Pricey for a 15.6 inch laptop..

If I were you, I'd tone down the RAM a bit. You'll live with 12 Gigs.
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by InfamousLegend View Post

I too am looking for ~$1600 laptop for when I join the military and will probably wait till after basic to get one. I ship out in May and basic lasts two months, I'm wondering if more options will be available by then, especially the mobile GPU's. I don't expect new mobile CPU's to be available by then but I guess I could hope for Ivy mobile options.
Have been looking at the NP8170 laptop, it seems to offer the best single GPU performance and when you get into SLI on a laptop I would expect a dramatic decrease in battery life. Also does a screen calibration really help, it seems like one of those options that does nothing but they have expecting someone who still thinks alienware is a good computer to click on so they get more money. Then they have a operating system overclock, how do you overclock the operating system? Also they claim to do backlit keyboards but all I see is external keyboard options and case options.

From everything I've seen and read, they do NOT do backlit keyboards. They are made to look more business-y. I wish they did. I would love one, but meh.
I think for O/Cing the OS they just optimize it. Overuse of the word overclock really. Screen calibration can be done pretty easily by yourself. May need one of those fancy color books if you are into computer graphics. If you are into computer graphics, I actually would, assuming you are doing your work on it.

I would like to say, thank you for defending our country sir. /bow
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I too am looking for ~$1600 laptop for when I join the military and will probably wait till after basic to get one. I ship out in May and basic lasts two months, I'm wondering if more options will be available by then, especially the mobile GPU's. I don't expect new mobile CPU's to be available by then but I guess I could hope for Ivy mobile options.
Have been looking at the NP8170 laptop, it seems to offer the best single GPU performance and when you get into SLI on a laptop I would expect a dramatic decrease in battery life. Also does a screen calibration really help, it seems like one of those options that does nothing but they have expecting someone who still thinks alienware is a good computer to click on so they get more money. Then they have a operating system overclock, how do you overclock the operating system? Also they claim to do backlit keyboards but all I see is external keyboard options and case options.
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Pricey for a 15.6 inch laptop..
If I were you, I'd tone down the RAM a bit. You'll live with 12 Gigs.
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The reason I want 32 gigs of ram is because I do alot of film editing and 3d work. (maya and what-not) I know that it is unlikely for me to need that much, but I still run out of ram occasionally with my main computer, and it has 16 as well. I know it is overkill, but worth it.
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