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I don't think I can wait for the 7970M. I need it by mid-May. Anyways I think I'm set on getting a Sager/Clevo.

Quick question regarding storage. How does mSata SSD's perform compared to regular SSDs? mSata SSD's seem way more expensive and I'd rather avoid that.
I won't be getting a optical drive so I'll have one O/S SSD and one storage HDD btw. So I'll order it with a HDD only and buy an SSD on my own. Regular SSD's will fit I assume?

Also, there's a few options for wireless network but will I notice a difference?

I will be ordering as soon as IB is available so..

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Quick question regarding storage. How does mSata SSD's perform compared to regular SSDs? mSata SSD's seem way more expensive and I'd rather avoid that.

I'm not certain if this applies to all mSATA SSD's, but Micron's C400 mSATA shrink is nearly identical to the full size version, the Crucial M4.
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I'm not certain if this applies to all mSATA SSD's, but Micron's C400 mSATA shrink is nearly identical to the full size version, the Crucial M4.

dang...didn't realize mSata was so tiny.
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OMG its time!
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Pulled the trigger at LPC Digital. Great customer support and competitive prices biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 21
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Sager 9150 with 3610QM, GTX 675M (can't wait for 7970M that's supposedly to be out May 28th but I can upgrade later if I want), 95% MATT color gamut, 750GB HDD, 8GB mem...the works. There's a delay due to overwhelming IVY demand so I'll have to wait around two weeks though. Going to buy an SSD with at least 240GB+ as well. I'm waiting on Amazon to drop their prices on the Samsung 830 SSD. If not I'll just go with the Crucial M4 instead.
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Sager 9150 with 3610QM, GTX 675M (can't wait for 7970M that's supposedly to be out May 28th but I can upgrade later if I want), 95% MATT color gamut, 750GB HDD, 8GB mem...the works. There's a delay due to overwhelming IVY demand so I'll have to wait around two weeks though. Going to buy an SSD with at least 240GB+ as well. I'm waiting on Amazon to drop their prices on the Samsung 830 SSD. If not I'll just go with the Crucial M4 instead.

I don't care what they say about the 675M not being as fast or a rip-off or what-have-you... it's still a beast of a GPU. thumb.gif

I would recommend getting an external 7200RPM HDD that's USB 3.0 capable too. That's what a friend of mine does and he's doing pretty well. biggrin.gif
     
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I have an external HDD using eSata which I was going to use with my new laptop. I'm not sure I'll see a big difference if I buy a USB 3.0 external case? I mean all my HDD's are SATA2s.
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Last decision.. Crucial M4 256GB $240 vs Samsung 830 256GB $310 (based on Amazon) not sure if the big price difference is justifiable in terms of performance.
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