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Thank again for more input guys, here's the thing...and it's gonna sound crazy lol....

I currently don't have a permanent residence and so a laptop was pretty much my only option. This was bought for me by someone out of great charity because they know I am going through tough times. Yea that could be like two months rent somewhere but then what? So they wanted to do something nice for me. I hope it turns out to be a wise decision. I'm not really a hardcore gamer, more very casual.

I hope I don't have problems with it and it is under 3 years warranty, it's good to hear peoples experiences tho and I appreciate the insight.

I'll let you know about screen too (I'm to lazy to scroll up to see your username) but I won't forget, it should be here Tuesday and I'll update this thread. Maybe i'll keep it updated over time to see if this was a good buy or not.
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They're rubbish. Those mobile processors (GPU/CPU) are going to heat up extremely warm regardless of what you do with them.

Not true. tongue.gif Not true at all. The 9150 isn't that big either. It's pretty small as far as a gaming laptop goes. tongue.gif

Killer purchase man! biggrin.gif Very nice buy. ^_^
     
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I have actually found laptop coolers do help; they also raise the laptop so it's closer to eye level and the keyboard is slanted toward you so your typing feels a little more desktoppy.
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battery life might not be the greatest but good specs i guess
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15.6" Laptops aren't as oversized as people make them out to be. And comparing it to a RoG Asus laptop is like comparing a schnauzer to a great dane, those things are huge haha

The laptop i have in my sig rig works very well, and while my gpu has lower power requirements ive done plenty of gaming on it and it doesnt really get that hot, i should know afterhaving 280's in sli, you couldnt keep your hand behind them for long during a benchmark, though i hear msi as one of the better configurations with its heatsinks and such im sure your sager will handle it fine.
There are great ways to power save when youre on the go, and you never game without a power connection anyway, thats just ridiculous putting all that pressure on a battery.
So enjoy! I love the freedom compared to my desktop.
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15" laptop is huge? I have 17". It's kinda big but you get used to it pretty fast, though it is a bit heavy. I agree with the guy who said buying a super expensive laptop is a pretty sketchy investment. When it goes bad or gets outdated, it's a lot of money down the toilet. A fancy desktop is a better investment because you can cannibalize lots of parts when you need to rebuild it. You keep the graphics card, power supply, case and fans, CPU cooler, monitor, sound card, hard drives and just rebuild with new mobo, CPU, and memory. You can't do much with a dead laptop except take out the hard drive and memory and hope you can find some use for them.
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Originally Posted by arkenex View Post

Great laptop, but it will get hot, I hope you know that. Plus, can't really call that a laptop, it'll be a huge! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by bdenpaka View Post

They're rubbish. Those mobile processors (GPU/CPU) are going to heat up extremely warm regardless of what you do with them.

What? Why do people make comments like this still?

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15" laptop is huge? I have 17". It's kinda big but you get used to it pretty fast, though it is a bit heavy. I agree with the guy who said buying a super expensive laptop is a pretty sketchy investment. When it goes bad or gets outdated, it's a lot of money down the toilet. A fancy desktop is a better investment because you can cannibalize lots of parts when you need to rebuild it. You keep the graphics card, power supply, case and fans, CPU cooler, monitor, sound card, hard drives and just rebuild with new mobo, CPU, and memory. You can't do much with a dead laptop except take out the hard drive and memory and hope you can find some use for them.


No computer is an investment... none of them go up in value... Using them to get work done faster is about the only case you can make for it being one... And they are repairable, the motherboards are expensive, but less so than those with cpus/gpus soldered to the board, you can replace just about every component in a sager like that individually.

These laptops aren't too big... its thicker than a low powered 15" notebook but not by much, I traveled with an np8130 of similar size and weight in addition to a 2nd work computer one and it was fine... He didn't buy it for an ultra portable, so stop with comments like that. My 15.6" elitebook for work is just about the same dimension as the 9150 is and it isnt to heavy to travel with either.



Sagers have great cooling, but a notebook cooler is recommended to help airflow. It will get hot under full load im sure, but its manageable. the dual heatpipe design really helps with that. As for a cooler recommendation, I found that with my 8130 a Coolermaster U2 was both cheap, and served to keep the notebook cool with my gtx 560m overclocked pretty high. Its also light and is easy to travel with. Im using the larger U3 on my M18x with crossfire 6990s and it handles it well.
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^ I'll check out the coolermaster u2 thanks for the heads up

I'm not worried about battery life cause its either going to be at my desk at work or on my lap in bed being hooked up to the charger 90% of the time
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don't worry about the laptop naysayers.

I take my g73sw or g75vw everywhere I go. I literally mean everywhere. I game on the battery sometimes. but my laptops are for work not gaming.

I have had been carrying a laptop since 1993. I can't imagine not having one with me at all times.
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oh, and my laptops don't get hot at all. they get warm but not hot. even when gaming they just get warm.

the g73 has a 460 and the g75 has a 660. both have i7's.

I don't have any experience with sagers, however.
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