Originally Posted by hout17
Sweet laptop those powerhouse laptops have always intrigued me.
This has intrigued me since December 2007!!
Originally Posted by forcifer
dude im thinking about getting the exact same thing this summer. my biggest question is how is the hdd speed? would you reccomend 5400 or 7200 rpm? and what res did you get your screen? i have a 1680x1050 and its pretty sweet, are the extra pixels worth it? it sounds awesome
working this summer looks to be worth it
Man! this thing is worth it!!
I have a 200GB 7200rpm SATA2- 300 drive!! It runs pretty fast for a laptop!!
But xoticpc.com also offers 320GB 5400 rpm option!! nd as far as i know both run nearly the same(as in speed and performance) + 5400rpm drives run a lot cooler than the 7200 ones!!
Under the influence of uber excitement while ordering i went for 7200rpm drive, never considering the temps it would reach!!
My HDD reaches about 58C on max load!!!!
but since laptop 7200rpm drives are made to handle high temps it doesn't affect the life or performance of the drive!!
Also, the laptop surface remains rather cool instead of 58C on HDD!!
U can find more info on the drive to choose here
I got WUXGA screen(1920x1200)!!
Definitely worth it as i play a lotta games on it on native res due to the power of 8800m GTX!! + also some full HD movies!!!
btw u can browse through the "Sager and Clevo" section in the above link!!
it pretty much has answers to all the questions that'll ever pop up!!
I'd recommend dont buy just now! as Intel's Montevina platform is releasing this June!!
It is based on the newer Centrino 2 class processor and chipset!! Clevo will release the same chassis as mine(M570RU-U) with some modifications and it'll be named M570TU
More about Centrino 2
(Montevina) Must read!!
(scroll down to "montevina platform" here)
In the above notebookreview
link as u can see the 2nd poster is actually the owner of Xoticpc.com!!! Justin Nolte
so u can become a member here nd can PM him for additional info etc! i sure did that! nd he's really prompt to reply!!
U can also find a lotta notebook retailers here!! Its a notebook heaven!!
Its definitely worth it! highly recommended!! btw Xoticpc's aftersales service is just AWESOME!!!
Prices r awesome too!! + future upgradeability!