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I will be getting a laptop about Wednesday or Thursday and I was looking into the Sager NP5160. It comes with some very good specs for under $800. Are all Sager laptops built with interchangeable GPU's? The specs on this laptop are great, but I think the gpu will be a little on the weak side, and I was hoping if I get this I might upgrade that sometime down the road. It has the i7 2630qm, 4 gigs 1333mhz ram, nvidia gt 540m gpu, 7200rpm hd.
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Yes they're built with MXM GPU's but finding a decent priced MXM GPU is a pain.

Also; the laptop may not be able to handle the heat load of a higher end GPU.
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I will be getting a laptop about Wednesday or Thursday and I was looking into the Sager NP5160. It comes with some very good specs for under $800. Are all Sager laptops built with interchangeable GPU's? The specs on this laptop are great, but I think the gpu will be a little on the weak side, and I was hoping if I get this I might upgrade that sometime down the road. It has the i7 2630qm, 4 gigs 1333mhz ram, nvidia gt 540m gpu, 7200rpm hd.
i believe that the gt 540m is an integrated gpu which would not be upgradeable


i'm looking at the NP8130/P151HM1
http://www.malibal.com/boutique/pc/c...?idproduct=285
Edited by burksdb - 1/23/11 at 2:49pm
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from the specification,It is a great laptop,but personally I dont like that brand
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I will be getting a laptop about Wednesday or Thursday and I was looking into the Sager NP5160. It comes with some very good specs for under $800. Are all Sager laptops built with interchangeable GPU's?
Most Sager laptops (which are actually rebranded Clevo laptops) have upgradeable graphics. However, the NP5160 model does not. The 8150 / P150HM, 8130 / P151HM1, 7280 / X7200 and 8170 / P170HM all have upgradeable graphics.
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