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post #21 of 71
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Your best bet would be to go to a store and look at 17'' 1600x900 screens to see if you like them.

I will tell you the difference from my old 1680x1050 to my 1920x1080 was almost a wash, but noticable.
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post #22 of 71
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post


I will tell you the difference from my old 1680x1050 to my 1920x1080 was almost a wash, but noticable.

 

Just did the switch too and it was mostly about the width.

post #23 of 71
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Originally Posted by lemans81 View Post

So if I bare bones it, the question becomes do I spend $1059 on the 660 or $1269 for the 670, everything else would be the same.....

Also is ivy bridge cpu worth $60 more than sandy bridge?

Does the bare bones come with a back lit keyboard?

Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with barebones. Its actually gonna be more expensive.
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post #24 of 71
Barebones have to be custom ordered, and thus more expensive than the mass-produced computers with some customization.
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post #26 of 71
Just get a sager Np9170


OR

FORCE/MSI 1762 (62-033) 680M (MSI GT70 Barebones)


And about the 18.4 the sager NP8180 (SigRig) was the last of the legendary 18.4 Sager line 18.4 FHD + 5.1 speakers that can rock the whole room louder than the TV+ Gaming Keys With slot for three HDDs + Blu ray,2xGPUS with 6 usb slots + Dual DVI +HDMI It was worth the size biggrin.gif
Edited by Awsan - 1/13/13 at 2:54pm
     
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post #27 of 71
Why go with inferior resolutions? Why not just go 1920x1080 then game resolution set to 1600x900 (Or another 16:9 resolution) and full screen? Same effect. But day to day and for other games the 1080p will be beautiful
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post #28 of 71
This "midrange" is starting to look "high end".


Here is a NP9170 I configured.

Sager NP9170 - Gaming Laptop (Clevo P170EM)
- FREE!! Continental (U.S. Lower 48 - UPS Ground Only) Ground Shipping on ALL Sager Laptops (Enter Coupon Code: "SAGERFREESHIP" during order process)
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen (1920x1080) (SKU - S1X506)
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
- Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3630QM (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP) (SKU – S2R174)
- -Stock OEM Thermal Compound
- nVidia GeForce GTX 675MX 4,096MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology [User Upgradeable] (SKU – S5R521)
- No Copper Cooling Upgrade
- No Video Adapter
- No External Mobile Display
- 8GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4S423P)
- Sager Branding
- Standard Laptop Finish
- No mSATA SSD
- 750GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache] - Default (SKU - S5T306)
- None Standard
- HDD Raid Settings - OFF
- Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software (When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included) (SKU - S7R455)
- No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- NO External USB Optical Drive
- Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
- No Back Up Software
- Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
- Sager - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth™ v3.0 (SKU - S8R110)
- No Network Accessory
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- No Carrying Case
- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- No Car Adapter
- No Spare AC Adapter
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No Headset
- No External Keyboard
- Standard Sager/Clevo Non Chiclet Backlit Keyboard
- No External Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
- No Operating System Redline Boost
- No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle
- No Office Software
- No Software Bundle
- LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Telephone Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - X9R009)
- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
- Standard Production Time
- No Xotic PC Gear

Sub-Total: $1,419.00
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post #29 of 71
Def go with the 660 over he 670. I believe they perform about 5% within eachother.

I would say go Ivy over Sandy, they run cooler right?

Make sure it's backlit, I love backlit keys.
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post #30 of 71
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

Def go with the 660 over he 670. I believe they perform about 5% within eachother.

I would say go Ivy over Sandy, they run cooler right?

Make sure it's backlit, I love backlit keys.

Gotta say for a 17.3" lappy, the NP6370 is looking like a hot deal for about 1k!
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