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http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5160

vs

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921644768017

Proper Sony Link now.
this article

I'm leaning toward the VAIO S. Better battery life, build looks nice. Thoughts?
Edited by kaivorth - 3/7/11 at 10:24pm
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+1 for Sager rig.

What about Falcon Northwest?
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Stay the hell away from Sony unless you have a huge discount. The Sager destroys the Sony and likely is using a more realistic measure for battery life times than Sony.

What is the purpose of the laptop though? As in what do you want it to accomplish; resolution; weight; screen size; and your budget? Having those we can likely offer you more and possibly better choices.

Between the two you gave the Sager is hands down the better buy.
     
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I definitely think the build is much nicer on the Sony, but as the previous poster mentioned.. unless you have a serious discount with Sony.. and I don't mean the educational discount, they are pretty overpriced. I looked at the Vaio S today actually, and the two things that are really holding me back are the screen resolution, even thought it is a 13" unit.. they can definitely do better than 1366x768.. and the price.
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I definitely think the build is much nicer on the Sony, but as the previous poster mentioned.. unless you have a serious discount with Sony.. and I don't mean the educational discount, they are pretty overpriced. I looked at the Vaio S today actually, and the two things that are really holding me back are the screen resolution, even thought it is a 13" unit.. they can definitely do better than 1366x768.. and the price.
Never judge the quality of "build" on appearance. I learned that when my roommate went through 3 macs in one year. That thing suffered a lot at his hands but the last one just died because it couldn't cool itself.

My other roommate had a 1st gen netbook from Acer that he commonly would throw around. Still works to this day (don't know how though).

The Sager has a newer and better CPU and I think a slightly better GPU among other things while being about $20 less (iirc). Why pay more for less?
     
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I would not touch a sony laptop with a 50ft pole. Have had so many people around me have problems (cousin, gf, co-workers)
    
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Never judge the quality of "build" on appearance. I learned that when my roommate went through 3 macs in one year. That thing suffered a lot at his hands but the last one just died because it couldn't cool itself.

My other roommate had a 1st gen netbook from Acer that he commonly would throw around. Still works to this day (don't know how though).

The Sager has a newer and better CPU and I think a slightly better GPU among other things while being about $20 less (iirc). Why pay more for less?
I wasn't disagreeing with you, in fact just the opposite. It depends on what the OP wants to do with the laptop, if he is looking for portability with a long-lasting battery, or a straight gaming laptop. If he is looking for the latter, then obviously the Sager is the right choice.. but again, it is all about his intended use.

I have personally been holding off, hoping that Asus will release a laptop like this one, http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...a1.aspx?page=3, with a sandy bridge processor.
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Sony's hardware is pretty overrated. I would stay away. This is coming from someone who has a 11.1" Sony TX that retailed at 3k. If you think apple's a rip off, think again. At least Mac has OS X to offer. If you take the sony apart it's hard to see why it was so expensive. The quality is definitely lacking.


I dont have experience with Sager, but I've seen some of the specs you can throw together and it's definitely attractive for what you get.

edit: turns out I have a TX670P..which still retailed at $2.3k.
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I want to game a little bit, nothing serious. Maybe leauge of legends, some minecraft. I want portability, Maybe a 14" laptop, 15.6" the biggest? Movies will probably be watched and such. I thought the Vaio S with the 6470 would be perfect, but I don't see that as an option. if you guys read the article, it has the new sandy bridge processor as well.
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