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I didn't want to start a new thread because I'm basically looking for the same thing. Replacing my 3 year old Alienware M11x. Dell's been great with the warranty, but it's seen better days.

My only question is, how do you think it (Sager 9170) would compare to a similarly spec'd Alienware? I did swear off dell for awhile; but have been impressed with their warranty service over the last 3 years. I have a similiar budget. Between 900-1600 is what I'm looking at.

I'm a little surprised 9 posts have gone by and nobody has bothered to answer your question(unless someone PM'd you). The Sager NP9170( AKA Clevo P170em or just P170em) would almost always be considered better value for money in comparison to a similarly spec'd Alienware gaming laptop.

At a $1600 you could basically get some really good stuff from a NP9170 i.e. a HD7970m, 1920x1080 screen etc but if you went with an Alienware m17x you'd overshoot your budget just going from the GTX 660m to the GTX 675m(a little worse than a HD7970m if I'm right). If your looking for performance per dollar from a gaming laptop you'll have to forego Alienware unless you can haggle with them on a phone call. I'm not so sure about the warranty differences between Clevo and Alienware but I'd they offer similar warranty deals.

EDIT: While I know you specifically asked for the difference between similarly spec'd laptops, the price difference nearly guarantees that unless your going into GT 650m territory you won't really find similarly spec'd laptops.
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So the rigs are running like...tops... I probably only use the Sager about 12 hours a week, but it laughs at anything I throw at it. I did pick up a Mionix Naos 5000 and love this thing, doesn't seem the coating is a durable as my G700 but 2x the comfort for big hands. I also picked up a Razer Goliathius pad and a QCK+ in large....which is bigger than the Sager. I really hate the Goliathius, really love the Qck+. Honestly I spend most of the time with the Lenovo, which has proven to be 10x what I expected. I would guess it gets about 45 hours a week of gaming and movie watching. I will say I wish the Lenovo had a copper heatsink instead of aluminum, under hard gaming I can push the gpu to 85C and the cpu to 65C. I am so glad I went with the 14in widescreen, the only thing I would add if I had the options would be a bit higher resolution screen.
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You should see how far another member got his 670MX. biggrin.gif He's passed the 21k Vantage GPU mark. biggrin.gif

Might wanna consider further overclocking it at this point. He's got a custom bios ready to rock too, I snagged it for when I finally buy the 670MX myself. ^_^
     
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You should see how far another member got his 670MX. biggrin.gif He's passed the 21k Vantage GPU mark. biggrin.gif

Might wanna consider further overclocking it at this point. He's got a custom bios ready to rock too, I snagged it for when I finally buy the 670MX myself. ^_^

I am nervous of bricking it with custom bios, and doesn't that void the warranty? All in the name of performance I don't need, I have it fully stock and it does everything I was it to.
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Oh fine. tongue.gif Just trying to be the enthusiast I suppose. :3
     
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Oh fine. tongue.gif Just trying to be the enthusiast I suppose. :3

What a load, lol.

It took me seven years to get this, and it has to last another seven years at least. Also if I brick it then I miss my gaming night for several weeks as there are no backups really sitting around.
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What a load, lol.

It took me seven years to get this, and it has to last another seven years at least. Also if I brick it then I miss my gaming night for several weeks as there are no backups really sitting around.

Your other laptop wasn't running at as high frequencies on the GPU and CPU, so asking for another 7 years of solid performance is a bit much. I don't see 4-5 being an issue though... 7+ is if you're really really REALLY cautious about it. tongue.gif
     
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