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post #11 of 22
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Are XoticPC shipping to Canada? Because I could order the very same laptop that was on Sager's website for about $100 cheaper on their site.
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeag;12049196 
Are XoticPC shipping to Canada? Because I could order the very same laptop that was on Sager's website for about $100 cheaper on their site.

From my understanding XoticPC drop ships from Sager, and makes 2-3% commission, so I don't see why not. Shipping methods might be different.
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post #13 of 22
Yeah they ship to Canada, It's where I got my last 2 sager/clevos smile.gif.
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeag;12049196 
Are XoticPC shipping to Canada? Because I could order the very same laptop that was on Sager's website for about $100 cheaper on their site.

Yes they ship to Canada.
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post #15 of 22
Random question about the Sager NP8170-s1, does anyone know if I can buy this and upgrade the graphics later to a newer/better model? Or am I stuck with what I buy?
post #16 of 22
Yes you can.
post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallperson117;12536446 
Random question about the Sager NP8170-s1, does anyone know if I can buy this and upgrade the graphics later to a newer/better model? Or am I stuck with what I buy?

the nvidia cardsets on these sagers/clevo's are mxm compliant,

so you will be able to switch them out, however, the issue comes with adequate cooling or proper fitting depending on the card from what i've gone through with a gtx 260m to gtx 285m

but be aware that they are an "Arm and a leg" with your first born child to purchase

gtx 485m was going for 895$ last i checked
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post #18 of 22
Sager has the top tier models covered. If you want to make a machine that'll smoke most high end desktops, go with Sager. Their prices are more than reasonable for the top models. biggrin.gif Especially compared to Alienware or some other crap "Build It Your Way" PC site
     
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post #19 of 22
whats the difference between the sager 8170 and the 8170-s1?
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post #20 of 22
The s1 is just a higher specced model of the 8170.
Like it comes with blueray, IC diamond TIM on gpu and cpu, TWO 500gig hdds , intel 6230 NIC, a 470m unless upgraded, 8 gigs of ram unless upgraded.

I think that covers all of it.
IF you need all those features it will be $100 cheaper then the regular 8170, if you dont need all of that then getting the 8170 will obviously be better.
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