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I'd wait for IB if you haven't gotten your Sager yet. The paltry increase in IPC won't make up the difference but the lower heat and power consumption may along with higher base frequencies will make for an all around better CPU, especially if the price is so close to SB.
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I'd wait for IB if you haven't gotten your Sager yet. The paltry increase in IPC won't make up the difference but the lower heat and power consumption may along with higher base frequencies will make for an all around better CPU, especially if the price is so close to SB.

I have had it for 4 days now. If I would have cancelled my order I, the pricing would have changed to a higher price point.
    
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In that case I would just keep what you have. I had a 2670QM in my short lived XoticPC Force 16F2 and it was plenty quick for everyday tasks and gaming. If you can live without IB you'll save yourself around $50 for shipping and 3 weeks of not having your laptop.

I personally am waiting for IB to come out as a standard option at Xotic before buying the NP9170, and I think I'm going to wait for the 7970M as well.

It's up to you. It may or may not be worth it.

EDIT: After owning the NP9130 for a few days can you find any faults in it? Hows the screen flex when opening and closing? How does the KB feel?
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In that case I would just keep what you have. I had a 2670QM in my short lived XoticPC Force 16F2 and it was plenty quick for everyday tasks and gaming. If you can live without IB you'll save yourself around $50 for shipping and 3 weeks of not having your laptop.
I personally am waiting for IB to come out as a standard option at Xotic before buying the NP9170, and I think I'm going to wait for the 7970M as well.
It's up to you. It may or may not be worth it.
EDIT: After owning the NP9130 for a few days can you find any faults in it? Hows the screen flex when opening and closing? How does the KB feel?

It's got really good build quality, much higher than any Dell I have ever owned. No screen flex and the keyboard feels pretty good after a day or so. biggrin.gif
    
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It's got really good build quality, much higher than any Dell I have ever owned. No screen flex and the keyboard feels pretty good after a day or so. biggrin.gif

Thanks! Hopefully I won't be disappointed like I was with the MSI 16F2 I had for a month. Damn thing had some of the worst keyboard flex I've ever seen on a laptop. Guess I was spoiled by my 3 year old Lenovo T500 and the previous T60.

Enjoy your lappie. IB probably won't be worth the downtime and additional funds. Enjoy!
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Thanks! Hopefully I won't be disappointed like I was with the MSI 16F2 I had for a month. Damn thing had some of the worst keyboard flex I've ever seen on a laptop. Guess I was spoiled by my 3 year old Lenovo T500 and the previous T60.
Enjoy your lappie. IB probably won't be worth the downtime and additional funds. Enjoy!

I am actually talking with Sager via a rep from XoticPC if Sager can cross ship me a IB CPU for free, then I just ship back my SB CPU. We will see. biggrin.gif
    
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So that 1 vs 1. Mmmmmm...I emailed XoticPC and they emailed me back with this.

The point isn't about battery life. It's a Gaming Laptop and you wouldn't see any real difference between the two processors, even when unplugged and conserving battery life. With that mobile GPU chugging away, you might see 10 min extra battery life?

The REAL point is that 10W is significant enough to ensure it stays cooler. The mobile Core i7s are made of a 10W iGPU and a 35W CPU. The 35W Core i7s only have a 25W CPU, which means lower overall temperatures.

I say go for it. If performance stays the same with lower temperatures overall? What's not to love?
     
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I kinda got shot down last nite. frown.gif I will try again on Monday.
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Good Afternoon and thank you for your email.

Unfortunately a processor upgrade is not covered under warranty. The return policy is for the entire laptop. If you are dissatisfied with the laptop you have purchased, you can return this one for credit and put that credit toward the purchase of a new laptop.


Please let me know if you have any further questions or how I can be of further assistance.
Thanks,
Eric F.

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Eric,

So you'd rather spend more money and return the entire laptop just for a CPU replacement? That's the dumbest thing ever. I started to think XoticPC was a great place to buy custom laptops, please don't let me think otherwise. All I am asking for is a cross shipment of a CPU, that's it. Plus it's not a warranty, it's a exchange. I will be contacting somebody that can actually help me.
    
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OK I am finally getting somewhere with someone. biggrin.gif

One question I do have is, does a 2670M and a 3610QM pretty much perform the same? I heard the IB CPUs run hotter than the SB chips. biggrin.gif
    
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