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post #31 of 38
I just wanted to say that if you are looking at MSI gaming notebooks you won't be disappointed. I love the Steelseries keyboards that they have, it sure makes a huge difference with daily usage. Granted that I have had the top GT60 models the experience I have had with them makes me love them. I really enjoy my 3K IPS panel wink.gif
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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by identitycrisis View Post

Its probably a BIOS Setting to make it boot from the msata drive. I would think if you're buying it without an OS, just select configured for an OS drive and then when it arrives, it should make booting into the windows installer easier.

Yes the Kepler card is the one that can be upgraded.

To be clear the sager 7358 and 7378 are soldered GPUs with single heatpipe.

the 8268, 8278, 8258, and 8298 are MXM cards, and from what I think people have gathered, they are all kepler rebrands at this point.

From what I've seen, the 7378 has a more powerful fan design than the 7358. The review samples of the 15" clevo from Schenker shows that the 15" can't handle a full 100% load from the system without some fair throttling going on. HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure that this is on a flat table with stock thermal paste, so this can be improved upon. tongue.gif The 17" design shows considerable improvements though. From what I saw in threads on NBR, the 7378 has waaay better cooling. Part of it was due to the 17" machine having greater distances between the CPU and the GPU. One on each side of the heatsink and even a further ways back...unlike the 15" which has both the CPU and the soldered GPU sitting within 1" of each other on one side of the heatsink with only 1 heatpipe.

So that's a thing. And yes, I would personally snag the 7378 if I could. smile.gif Great machine for the price and the performance is solid. :3
     
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post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by chargerz919 View Post

My Sager shipped today!
I just ordered my NP8278-S on 26 Mar. Did you order from Xoticpc and did you pay the extra for rush production? Im so stoked for this laptop!
Edited by jon10110 - 4/1/14 at 6:21pm
post #34 of 38
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I just ordered my NP8278-S on 26 Mar. Did you order from Xoticpc and did you pay the extra for rush production? Im so stoked for this laptop!

No, I wasn't about to pay another $50 something like that. Mine should be here tomorrow.
post #35 of 38
Anyone used the MSI GS60 or GS70? How does it compare to Sager 15" gaming laptops with 860m or 870m?

I'm so split on raw power and portability
post #36 of 38
My Sager just got in, this thing is massive lol. It almost doesn't fit in the Samsonite bag that I bought for it.
post #37 of 38
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My Sager just got in, this thing is massive lol. It almost doesn't fit in the Samsonite bag that I bought for it.

How about some pictures! though the one i ordered for my boss' new work machine is due to arrive today, so I will have a first hand account. LOL Liking it so far? If the bag is too small, everki makes stuff designed for big laptops. I have their commuter messenger bag for my m18x and it fits perfectly. thumb.gif
     
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post #38 of 38
This is the only picture that I thought to take. This thing is built extremely solid. The matte screen looks great. I ran the benchmark on Tomb Raider on Ultra and it got an average FPS of 58, minimum fps of 49.

Thanks for the heads up on the Everki, I went ahead and ordered one of their 18.4" bags from Amazon. I need something to fit a Death Adder and a Xbox 360 controller along with the massive power supply. I'll either have to send back the Samsonite bag or try and sell it to someone here in town.


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