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Sager NP6110 / Clevo W110ER
  • Yes, I will be upgrading to Windows 8 Professional [Directly through Microsoft] - Windows 7 purchase required (valid until: Dec.31, 2012 - U.S. Customers Only)
  • ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (64&32-Bit CD Included (Supports up to 16GB of RAM)) + MS Office Starter 2010 -[ Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (Directly through Microsoft) ]
  • Sager 90W AC Adapter with Intel 2nd Gen. i5-2450 / Sager 120W AC Adapter with Intel 3rd Gen. i7-3610
  • Smart Li-ion Battery (6-Cell)
  • Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
  • Built in 1.3Megapixel Camera
  • Sager - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth™ v3.0 (SKU - S8R110)
  • Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
  • 750GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache] (SKU - S5R306)
  • 8GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4S422P)
  • nVidia GT 650M 2048MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology (SKU – S3R523)
  • Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3630QM (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP) (SKU - S2N224)
  • 11.6" HD "Glare Type" Super Clear Bright Glossy Screen (1366x768) (SKU – S1R204)


Priced at about 1,000 USD. I want a lightweight, small laptop capable of doing some games.

Any suggestions or changes?
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I've tried to game on an 11" screen, and I absolutely hated it. It's up to you, but I would go with a 13 or 14" notebook instead.
Sager has decent build quality, and it is a nice laptop.
    
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So in your opinion it's just too small? do you think connecting to a monitor for more serious games is a viable option? or would a slightly larger laptop be my best option.

*edit

Also from looking around there doesn't seem to be many 13 or 14 inch screen models with the comparable graphics card. The next step would be 15.6 which would be too big for my needs.
Edited by Unwpi - 11/7/12 at 4:07pm
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I just think that it's too small. It's something I couldn't enjoy playing on.

http://www.xoticpc.com/custom-gaming-laptops-notebooks-laptops-ct-95_51_147.html (4th and 7th laptop)
Lenevo 14" Notebooks
Edited by Jaguarbamf - 11/7/12 at 4:53pm
    
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The 4th one has the GT 540M for a graphics card. Is it comparable to the 650M?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unwpi View Post

The 4th one has the GT 540M for a graphics card. Is it comparable to the 650M?

No, it's quite a bit weaker.
Honestly, the best deal is the Lenevo notebook.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
Just do CTRL + F searches for GPU benchmarks scores.
    
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post #7 of 7
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Hmmm that Lenovo looks pretty good. Thanks very much for the find.

*edit

Seems as though you can't customize it though. Everything looks great except for the Harddrive. Any idea if it's easy to upgrade the harddrive on a Lenovo on my own?
Edited by Unwpi - 11/7/12 at 5:17pm
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