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Did you call sager, gentech,or xotic?

If you tried sager, give gentech a call.

I called Sager directly, I have also had a bad experience with Xotic but that's a different issue. I guess I could try Gentech on the Sager's
 
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Did you call sager, gentech,or xotic?

If you tried sager, give gentech a call.

Ok, so I gave Gentech a call today and the rep I talked with stated that I could get around 2 1/2 - 3 hours on the NP9377-S with SLI 870m's and around 3-4 hours with something like the NP8278-S (870m or 880m Single Card).. I could live with 2 1/2 - 3 on that Sager if it's more powerful and will last longer. Also after my talk with Gentech, that is where I am probably buying from.
 
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Ok, so I gave Gentech a call today and the rep I talked with stated that I could get around 2 1/2 - 3 hours on the NP9377-S with SLI 870m's and around 3-4 hours with something like the NP8278-S (870m or 880m Single Card).. I could live with 2 1/2 - 3 on that Sager if it's more powerful and will last longer. Also after my talk with Gentech, that is where I am probably buying from.


I've heard good things from both Gentech and Mythlogic. Both are US based companies that basically making their living on providing good customer service. They all sell the same product as sager and xotic, but its whoever is the nicest gets the sale obviously.
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I know its the most "Cost effective" and if it was a desktop I would agree with you. But I dont feel comfortable taking apart a laptop, I would prefer it to be built with what I want when I get it and not have to worry about upgrades. And if something goes wrong, I would take it to a shop that deals with laptops.

You'd be surprised how easy it is on any of these laptops you're looking at. On the GS70, remove 1 panel and everything's within reach:

If you built your own desktop, this is a piece of cake. If something dies in the future, I'd simply revert to stock components and send it in, though every laptop I've upgraded myself so far has been fine.
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So get Raid 0 on the two 128GB drives and be done with it?

I would get a single 256GB over 2x 128GB. The performance difference only shows in benchmarks, but you do save a port with a single drive.

Are you replacing your gaming desktop with this? If you're still gonna have the desktop with you, you probably shouldn't decide purely based on how much hardware you can get for the money but instead start with finding the chassis that's right for you first (form factor, weight, size/weight of power brick, etc.), and I'm speaking from personal experience and all the other people I know. Also, with more powerful gaming laptop, don't expect to find a replacement charger locally if the original charger gives. They may seem like better value for hardware, but so is strapping a desktop on your back with a car battery. tongue.gif

Long story short, I wouldn't pick a large gaming laptop unless you need it as a desktop replacement, but if you are replacing your desktop, then by all means, go for it.
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You'd be surprised how easy it is on any of these laptops you're looking at. On the GS70, remove 1 panel and everything's within reach:
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If you built your own desktop, this is a piece of cake. If something dies in the future, I'd simply revert to stock components and send it in, though every laptop I've upgraded myself so far has been fine.
I would get a single 256GB over 2x 128GB. The performance difference only shows in benchmarks, but you do save a port with a single drive.

Are you replacing your gaming desktop with this? If you're still gonna have the desktop with you, you probably shouldn't decide purely based on how much hardware you can get for the money but instead start with finding the chassis that's right for you first (form factor, weight, size/weight of power brick, etc.), and I'm speaking from personal experience and all the other people I know. Also, with more powerful gaming laptop, don't expect to find a replacement charger locally if the original charger gives. They may seem like better value for hardware, but so is strapping a desktop on your back with a car battery. tongue.gif

Long story short, I wouldn't pick a large gaming laptop unless you need it as a desktop replacement, but if you are replacing your desktop, then by all means, go for it.

Ah ok, yeah that does seem somewhat simple. I guess I could try it. I know on the Sager's it wouldn't void warranty but on the MSI would it void the warranty? Also, the only reason I am still looking at the Sager is because for a similar price I can get better components with a slightly higher weight. But I am thinking the MSI is still the best for me.
 
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Ah ok, yeah that does seem somewhat simple. I guess I could try it. I know on the Sager's it wouldn't void warranty but on the MSI would it void the warranty? Also, the only reason I am still looking at the Sager is because for a similar price I can get better components with a slightly higher weight. But I am thinking the MSI is still the best for me.

As with all laptop warranties, it remains valid as long as the modifications aren't the cause of the laptop's failure. But like I said before, if something fails, just throw the original SSD/HDD back on and RMA.

The Sager is great value for money, but there's a good reason why these days people are willing to pay just as much for something 1/3 as powerful, 1/4 of the weight, and 3x the battery life. It's not always about getting the most powerful hardware for your money when it comes to mobile computing, it's about getting the best balance between power, weight, battery life, and functionality for your money and needs. That's the only reason I settled for a lowly GT 735M even though I could've easily gotten a GS70. wink.gif
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As with all laptop warranties, it remains valid as long as the modifications aren't the cause of the laptop's failure. But like I said before, if something fails, just throw the original SSD/HDD back on and RMA.

The Sager is great value for money, but there's a good reason why these days people are willing to pay just as much for something 1/3 as powerful, 1/4 of the weight, and 3x the battery life. It's not always about getting the most powerful hardware for your money when it comes to mobile computing, it's about getting the best balance between power, weight, battery life, and functionality for your money and needs. That's the only reason I settled for a lowly GT 735M even though I could've easily gotten a GS70. wink.gif

Agreed

I had a P34G and it was every bit as good as my razer blade component wise, but the razer blade has the better keyboard and touchpad and you can really tell. The touchpad on this thing is awesome. I don't mind using it at all. The keys also can't be ripped off my a cat as easily.
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Agreed

I had a P34G and it was every bit as good as my razer blade component wise, but the razer blade has the better keyboard and touchpad and you can really tell. The touchpad on this thing is awesome. I don't mind using it at all. The keys also can't be ripped off my a cat as easily.

I hate Razer to the guts, but I admit, if anything's built like a Macbook, it's the Blade, and compliments on build quality don't get much better than that. tongue.gif

I actually wouldn't mind owning one if they weren't so pricey, but I do need active pen so I'm stuck with a small selection. The new Blade is something I'd also recommend to OP if he can ignore the fact it's a Razer, especially now that they dropped the Killer 1202 in favor of Intel's 7260-AC.
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I hate Razer to the guts, but I admit, if anything's built like a Macbook, it's the Blade, and compliments on build quality don't get much better than that. tongue.gif

I actually wouldn't mind owning one if they weren't so pricey, but I do need active pen so I'm stuck with a small selection. The new Blade is something I'd also recommend to OP if he can ignore the fact it's a Razer, especially now that they dropped the Killer 1202 in favor of Intel's 7260-AC.

Yeah, I am usually a very anti-Razer person, I am not sure if that 3K resolution on that 14 in screen would be good. The 17 inch Blade Pro would be nice because of the 1080p resolution. One thing though is that I would need the 512GB model Because that would be the amount of storage I would need.
 
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I hate Razer to the guts, but I admit, if anything's built like a Macbook, it's the Blade, and compliments on build quality don't get much better than that. tongue.gif

I actually wouldn't mind owning one if they weren't so pricey, but I do need active pen so I'm stuck with a small selection. The new Blade is something I'd also recommend to OP if he can ignore the fact it's a Razer, especially now that they dropped the Killer 1202 in favor of Intel's 7260-AC.


I snuck my 256GB one off of ebay for 1400 a few days ago.

1K cheaper than the other one and all im missing out on is the screen and the video card which i think personally is going to make it blow up. Too much heat.


This is something you could consider if you dont mind second hand.
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