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I want to buy a laptop that has:

Processor: Intel Core I7-3840QM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 2048 dedicated video memory / NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
Display: 15.6" Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920x1080)
Memory: 16GB DDR3
Main Hard Drive: 160GB SSD
Secondary Hard Drive: 500GB 7200 rpm

Can you recommend me a trusted seller where I can get this kind of laptop at around $2000 ?
I found almost the same config but without the SSD at HP for $1800.
post #2 of 14
Checked out Sager Notebooks. I've always like the laptops they send out. Going to be picking one up in the future.
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I looked over their offers but they seem more expensive than HP.
Also I never heard of Sager before... are they a known brand in USA ?
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I looked over their offers but they seem more expensive than HP.
Also I never heard of Sager before... are they a known brand in USA ?

Sager is my first, second, and third choice for building and customizing any laptop. I have built a desktop but will be purchasing a sager in the future.
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I looked over their offers but they seem more expensive than HP.
Also I never heard of Sager before... are they a known brand in USA ?

First off, what laptop did you compare the HP to when you saw that Sager was more expensive?

Also, getting a laptop that costs $2000 should EASILY manage a GTX 675MX at the dead minimum, not a GT 650M.

Secondly, Sager is one of the more well known laptop resellers out there. They sell the European gaming laptop body that goes by the name "Clevo".

XoticPC.com is definitely the best place to buy from when dealing with Sager, mostly due to their better Customer Service.


The NP9150 seems to be the best deal for you. I'd upgrade the CPU to what you wanted and the GPU to the GTX 675MX at least. You can easily manage that much on an $1,800 budget. tongue.gif
     
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I looked over their offers but they seem more expensive than HP.
Also I never heard of Sager before... are they a known brand in USA ?
Sager sells laptops produced by a manufacturer called Clevo. Clevo is a big name in the laptop ODM world.

Other re-branders of Clevo include: Eurocom, Origin, DigitalStorm and a ton more that I can't remember off the top of my head. Depending on where you are from, a different company may sell Clevo machines. I think Sager is a USA/Canada thing but I might be wrong.
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To bad right now im not selling my lenovo y580 it would deffinitly suit your needs except for the processor as it is only the 3630qm model....
Im currently saving up for buying two computers right now ones a build log and the other a much wanted/desired ridiculous laptop (time and patience)

if you can find a lenovo y580 they are very reasonable laptops and handle pretty dang well

a link to a model i know its amazon but lenovo does not produce this laptop anymore and its a great one for the price
Link


As stated in other posts
HEAT will always be an issue with laptops but this one is a design flaw
managed to put the HDD right up next to the cooling solution for the GPU/CPU
kinda annoying but there are different tricks to get past this (optical bay and mSata instead)

As others have stated CLEVO is amazing brand quality that is all
they are powerhouses and know how to make a laptop proper....


Plus if you go the route of NP9150 you can get a base model with a descent cpu and a powerful gpu and opt to buy memory from newegg and opt to buy the ssd from users on this very forum biggrin.gif
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Idk where you're from, but heres a Sager NP9130 build from XoticPC

15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager Screen Default
SAGER Spring Sale!!! - $50 OFF When you spend $1350.00* or more per system (-50)
Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3840QM (+355) Do you really need this?
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU (+35) I suggest it
FREE UPGRADE! - nVidia GeForce GTX 670MX 3,072MB
16GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (+70) Can get 4 SODIMM for cheaper, but this is more upgradable
128GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD (+145) Only has 1 hard drive bay
750GB 7200RPM Default
Regular DVD Drive
Sager - Intel® Advanced-N 6235 (+30) Considering the price of this laptop, +30 is well worth the extra wifi range IMO
Windows 8 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) (+80)

$1730.

BUT Alot of the Sager models aren't available at the moment because they are being upgraded to Haswell. I would wait until Haswell and GTX 700 comes out.
    
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Idk where you're from, but heres a Sager NP9130 build from XoticPC

15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager Screen Default
SAGER Spring Sale!!! - $50 OFF When you spend $1350.00* or more per system (-50)
Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3840QM (+355) Do you really need this?
IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU (+35) I suggest it
FREE UPGRADE! - nVidia GeForce GTX 670MX 3,072MB
16GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (+70) Can get 4 SODIMM for cheaper, but this is more upgradable
128GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD (+145) Only has 1 hard drive bay
750GB 7200RPM Default
Regular DVD Drive
Sager - Intel® Advanced-N 6235 (+30) Considering the price of this laptop, +30 is well worth the extra wifi range IMO
Windows 8 - 64-Bit (64-Bit CD Included) (+80)

$1730.

BUT Alot of the Sager models aren't available at the moment because they are being upgraded to Haswell. I would wait until Haswell and GTX 700 comes out.

I wouldn't wait for haswell as it's shown to offer literally no performance increases over Ivy in the laptop market. tongue.gif That and change your order to use Windows 7 instead of 8.
     
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I wouldn't wait for haswell as it's shown to offer literally no performance increases over Ivy in the laptop market. tongue.gif That and change your order to use Windows 7 instead of 8.

Power consumption should be lower though. And a better IGP means turning on the discrete card less often. And almost all Sager models (like the NP9150 people were suggesting) aren't available at the moment. I mean we're only 11 ish days away now. Maybe these updated Sagers will come with GTX 700 too, which is well worth the wait.
    
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