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I found somebody to buy my desktop in March and now looking to go with a more portable solution for my upcoming life of debauchery and LAN parties...

A few requirements:

-GTX460m or above
-Corei7 (for 3D rendering)
-dual drive bay for SSD and storage or a good raid0
-1080p screen
-SS USB

After much looking around, I settled on two models: The Asus G73jw and the Sager NP8170-S1

Now the problem is the Sager is not shipped to anyone yet and there's no reviews so I have no idea about the overall quality and noise, but Sager is a damn fine company so I trust 'em...

The Asus will end up at around $CAN 1800

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55612&...nufacture=ASUS

The Sager ends up at $CAN 1950 (I'm going with the standard configuration provided)

http://sagernotebook.com/index.php?p...name=NP8170-S1

It is my very first laptop purchase and I know I get stuck with it after so I really don't wanna be disappointed. Please help me out guys! =D
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post #2 of 22
well if you have the money, i would suggest going for the sager because the specs you will get are just much better. but if you'd rather save money, i'd say scrap the g73jw and get g73jh instead. It has the exact same performance unless u need usb 3.0 or esata/firewire which isn't useful for majority of people.
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my opinion is biased as I own the asus, but I would choose it... it stays really cool for a laptop due to the huge cooling ducts at the back, the keyboard feels really good and not scrunched up like a lot of laptop keyboards do, the screen is beautiful, and the speakers are surprisingly good for a laptop (isn't really saying much though), and it looks hella awesome (like a b-2)

i would assume your just using this for gaming and don't care about the battery life (45mins tops playing games, ~1:30 when browsing the internet on lowest screen brightness)

the only nitpick i have with mine is that keyboard doesn't recognize some key presses, which can get very annoying when trying to play a game, not really that big of a deal when writing a paper as there is spell check, i'm not sure if they have fixed this w/ the newer generations or not

btw. i have the asus g73jh-a2 w/ the mobility 5870 (5770)
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You could wait a few days and get the new G73SW.
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post #5 of 22
This

Hands down, Sadybridge i7, up to GTX485m which is basically a full on desktop 460, and with Sager's epic cooling, you will have some decent OC head room.
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^That is insanely nice for the price. 1.4k for that kind of performance? Damn!
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unacceptable View Post
This

Hands down, Sadybridge i7, up to GTX485m which is basically a full on desktop 460, and with Clevo epic cooling, you will have some decent OC head room.
Fixed. Its made by Clevo not by Sager.

The "Sager" one would be your best option. Its a lot heavier than the ASUS, but the build quality is much better overall.
Edited by Limes - 1/12/11 at 10:37pm
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i'm not so sure the build quality is "better" the asus is built extremely well
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i'm not so sure the build quality is "better" the asus is built extremely well
I have taken apart both. Its better. G73s use tape to hold down the keyboard, the plastic is cheaper than the Clevo.
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Quote:
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Fixed. Its made by Clevo not by Sager.

The "Sager" one would be your best option. Its a lot heavier than the ASUS, but the build quality is much better overall.
Thanks I generally just say sager as the sager/clevo relationship often confuses people.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
I have taken apart both. Its better. G73s use tape to hold down the keyboard, the plastic is cheaper than the Clevo.
I couldn't agree more. While the G73JW is still a nice unit, if you are willing to pay a little more for a a sager/clevo unit w/ the same config your money will have been well spent.
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