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I've only recently heard of Sager laptops, and am looking for a good gaming laptop. I'm not as much interested in specific models right now, but more your experience with both Asus and Sager laptops. I've trusted Asus for a long time, and have been impressed with the build quality of their laptops. I've also seen comments saying that Sager is better than Asus, but without any concrete comparisons.

If any of you have either a reputable source for comparing the two companies' build qualities, feel free to post a link, or if you've owned both if these machines, or worked on them, please share your experiences. For example, a friend of mine owned a Gateway laptop that was a powerhouse gaming machine, but something on the motherboard broke after a couple of years. He took it in to a repair shop, and the guy there told him that Gateway laptops are hard to repair and expensive to buy parts for. We asked the guy about Asus, and he said for starters he hardly ever had to work on them, but that it was much easier to than the Gateway.


If any of you have any testimonials feel free to share, not necessarily about just Asus and Sager, but of any laptop that you felt really held up well over the years. Thanks.
    
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ive never owned a sager laptop, but i plan on getting one real soon, i keep hearing great things about sager. there build quality and good specs, and just all around a really good buy. I wouldnt hesitate, since so many people swear by sager.
    
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Sager has higher quality, but tbh, they dont make the laptops you see, most of them are barebone models of Clevo, Compal, etc. Just rebranded.
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Originally Posted by Limes;12577514 
Sager has higher quality, but tbh, they dont make the laptops you see, most of them are barebone models of Clevo, Compal, etc. Just rebranded.

Asus has a better warranty(1 year accidental plus 2 year manufactrue).

Sager/Clevo has a better overall build quality and they support user upgrade.

Asus use cheap plastic under the hood.

Sager is rock solid even inside.

tough call but i would go with sager and buy extended warranty.
worth it, IMO.

Im about to puchase the upcomming SB + 6970m laptop from sager.
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Originally Posted by tian105;12604220 
Asus has a better warranty(1 year accidental plus 2 year manufactrue).

Sager/Clevo has a better overall build quality and they support user upgrade.

Asus use cheap plastic under the hood.

Sager is rock solid even inside.

tough call but i would go with sager and buy extended warranty.
worth it, IMO.

Im about to puchase the upcomming SB + 6970m laptop from sager.

I too have been having the Asus vs Sager debate.....looking like Sager for the money is the better deal of the two, just without all the flashy vents and "bling". I guess the problem with the GPU upgrade with Sager is, that it's only available when you select a GTX485m, which adds about $500 to the price of the laptop. frown.gif
    
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12607083 
I too have been having the Asus vs Sager debate.....looking like Sager for the money is the better deal of the two, just without all the flashy vents and "bling". I guess the problem with the GPU upgrade with Sager is, that it's only available when you select a GTX485m, which adds about $500 to the price of the laptop. frown.gif

??? You're mistaken, buy the 8150(or 8170) with the 460m, upgrade later to a compatible mxm card, (6970, when it is released, or whatever).

The 8130 is also upgradeable but the psu is the limiting factor.

Also, I'd assume the OP is interested in something like g73 vs 8150, in which case, I'd only get the g73 if you can get a used one thats confirmed to be 100% working. As the g73 has ALOT of issues, most are fixable with bios flashing, but there are some like trackpad/keyboard issues that have been unresolved, and its a real hassle. And the only reason I'd consider a used g73 is because the 5870>460m. (You'll lose out on a sandybridge cpu, and a few other things, but you can replace the screen for a 1920x1080 one).

But overall, Sager has better quality.
Edited by s-x - 3/4/11 at 5:56am
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Maybe I am not thinking correctly but on Xoticpc it says next to the GPU portion that if the device is upgradable. Plus not to mention, the cost of the GPUs cost a ton.
    
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Sager, cause they have those i7-2630QM's and GTX485M's already.

Asus has yet to release one containing the two in tandem.
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I will go for a 2630qm and a gtx 460m.
    
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