Originally Posted by Ovlazek
Just a little update if anyone is interested...
The Sager has the GT650M compared to GT540M
i5-2450M compared to i5-2467M
8GB compared to 4GB
Bluetooth internal standard compared to $20 add on.
To spec the M11x as close to the Sager as possible I upgraded the spec to 8GB (for 200 absurdly high dollars), added the internal bluetooth, and just for kicks added the Soundblaster interface. Total cost $1239 compared to $899 for the Sager.
I called Dell to see what they could do in regards to the high price of the M11x. After some humming and hawing, they reduced the price down to $1150, which obviously is still way to high. Honestly that is as far as the conversation went. Is there anything else that I can do to drop their price BELOW the Sager? Honestly, it's an inferior laptop and a superior price. It holds no bearing in reality for me to spend that much.
Even without the +$200 RAM upgrade, the M11x would be more expensive. If anything, get a used M11x R3 for about $650. M11x R3 isn't worth a penny over $700 compared to the Sager NP6110.
If you're deadset on saving a few bucks over the NP6110, try the Acer TimelineX 3830TG. It weighs less than the M11x, has a 13.3" screen, faster i5, same graphics, and if you're lucky you can find it for cheap on a sale. No backlit keyboard, sometimes people have to ghetto-rig the cooling to keep the CPU from throttling/overheating, only 2 "cons".. but it'll do the job better than the M11x out the box. http://www.amazon.ca/As3830tg-6634-W7hp64-I5-2430m-Cache-1333m/dp/B005VULX64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337828183&sr=8-1Edited by jrbroad77 - 5/23/12 at 7:58pm