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Anyone here that has bought custom laptops from either Gentech PC or Xotic PC, which of those 2 would you recommend buying from? Doing more research, Xotic PC for the exact same configuration on the GS70 Stealth is about $400 more than Gentech. Gentech also offers different Raid settings on the SSD's while Xotic only supports SSD Caching and Default setting (RAID 1) at this time. But Xotic offers a Price Match on a case by case basis.

Which is the better option? Ive heard good things about Xotic PC but I dont know anything about Gentech PC and I couldnt find any reviews on them.
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Both are good re sellers but i bought 3 Sager Laptops from XoticPc and the experience has been perfect in every way

But something i noticed is that XoticPc is the cheapest Sager re seller while having a higher price on other devices but you can always price match
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Both are good re sellers but i bought 3 Sager Laptops from XoticPc and the experience has been perfect in every way

But something i noticed is that XoticPc is the cheapest Sager re seller while having a higher price on other devices but you can always price match

Ah ok, looks like Xotic PC it is then.
 
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Well after talking with my parents about the laptop they say they know it's my money but they think I should get a Sager because they say the price to performance is better and they think I would be fine carrying around a little more weight. If I were to go with Sager, what model should I get and would a 880m be worth it over the 870m? Also should I go 15 inch or 17 inch?
 
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For 15 inch get the Sager NP 8258 for 17 inch get the Sager NP8295 these two are the best bang for your buck


but you can check the Sager NP 9377 which is the best model after the NP 9570 and the 9377 can hold upto two graphics cards
     
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For 15 inch get the Sager NP 8258 for 17 inch get the Sager NP8295 these two are the best bang for your buck


but you can check the Sager NP 9377 which is the best model after the NP 9570 and the 9377 can hold upto two graphics cards

Yeah, like @NuclearCrap was saying I should probably stay away from SLI if I can help it, unless the battery life is better on something like a Sager with a 9 cell battery as opposed to the 6 cell batteries that are in the Aorus or the MSI. I was personally thinking of the NP8298 with a 880m?
Thoughts?
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Yeah, like @NuclearCrap was saying I should probably stay away from SLI if I can help it, unless the battery life is better on something like a Sager with a 9 cell battery as opposed to the 6 cell batteries that are in the Aorus or the MSI. I was personally thinking of the NP8298 with a 880m?
Thoughts?

I have an NP8180 with crossfire 6990m and the battery life is poor so if you really need the batterylife then you should choose a laptop with a single GPU

The Sager NP 8298 is a nice 17 inch laptop but i will take a look at the NP9377 as you can choose a single GPU
     
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I have an NP8180 with crossfire 6990m and the battery life is poor so if you really need the batterylife then you should choose a laptop with a single GPU

The Sager NP 8298 is a nice 17 inch laptop but i will take a look at the NP9377 as you can choose a single GPU

Ok, then whats the difference between the NP9377-S and the NP9377? All I could tell was better stock configuration? Is that all it really is? Also, if I do get only one 880m right now, can I upgrade to a second 880m or two 980m's (Or whatever the latest GPU is at the time?)?
 
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Ok, then whats the difference between the NP9377-S and the NP9377? All I could tell was better stock configuration? Is that all it really is? Also, if I do get only one 880m right now, can I upgrade to a second 880m or two 980m's (Or whatever the latest GPU is at the time?)?

The special edition is always cheaper than the normal one with the same configuration and i notice you can upgrade to a 120hz panel on the special edition for free!
Yes you can add another GTX 880m along the way as long as you have the 300w-330w power brick or you can get a GTX 880m and a 330w power brick later.
One more thing i think that even with a single GTX 880m you cant switch between the Nvidia and Intel HD GPUs as i found out that the Intel HD is always disabled on any laptop with two MXM slots, Only the Alienware can hard switch between those by restarting the laptop.
     
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The special edition is always cheaper than the normal one with the same configuration and i notice you can upgrade to a 120hz panel on the special edition for free!
Yes you can add another GTX 880m along the way as long as you have the 300w-330w power brick or you can get a GTX 880m and a 330w power brick later.
One more thing i think that even with a single GTX 880m you cant switch between the Nvidia and Intel HD GPUs as i found out that the Intel HD is always disabled on any laptop with two MXM slots, Only the Alienware can hard switch between those by restarting the laptop.

Ok, well. How much battery life can I expect from two 880m's in the Sager with the 8 Cell Battery or should I just get one and be done with it? Also, that is unfortunate that Alienware is the only one that allows that because Alienware's Price to Performance is terrible in my opinion.

Or should I go with the version I was thinking with the single 880m that cannot do SLI?
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Ok, well. How much battery life can I expect from two 880m's in the Sager with the 8 Cell Battery or should I just get one and be done with it? Also, that is unfortunate that Alienware is the only one that allows that because Alienware's Price to Performance is terrible in my opinion.

Or should I go with the version I was thinking with the single 880m that cannot do SLI?

I would say it depends on the capacity of the cells. There arent any reviews for the 880m SLI yet so its hard to tell, but you can use the 780m or reference.

880m SLI = 200w

755m SLI = 100w

I get maybe 3.5 hours non gaming on my machine without undervolting
    
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