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Sager NP5160 or Comparable Asus or other brand?

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I am looking at the Sager NP5160 and its priced very well from xtoicpc with no OS installed. This laptop will not see to much gaming since I have a desktop but I want it to be somewhat decent. I think the 540m gpu it comes with will do ok on medium settings at 1920x1080 with current games atm.

Currently the NP5160 is still on pre order and the GF is getting a bit impatient and she wants a laptop soon. Does anyone know how loud this Sager laptops are? It must be quite lol.. she had a noisy toshiba and hated it..

Is there any comparable Asus laptops or other brand out there that i should consider that is in the same price range $800 give or take?

All suggestions and comments are welcome!

Thank you in advance!
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Let me add the specs.

Sager NP5160 / Clevo W150HN PRE ORDER
- 15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Glare Type Screen
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- - 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2520M, 2.5-3.2GHz, (32nm, 3MB L3 cache)
- Stock Thermal Compound-
- nVidia GT 540M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology
- ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
- Standard Finish
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Software
- ~ 320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) - Default
- Internal 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
- Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
- 3 Year Labor 1 Year Parts, Lifetime Sager Toll Free Tech Support
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post #3 of 7
Yeah man I know exactly what you are going through. I went through the same thing figuring out what laptop to get. In the end I went with the Sager NP5160. I just preordered it about a week ago. I really liked Asus but I didn't like that they overpriced there upgrades. Asus has some affordable laptops that wont kill your budget the K models with are about 850. I myself was leaning towards the N53 model until the Sager NP5160 came out. Personally if you look at what they offer and how it's priced Sager offers a better deal. They give you a newer graphics card and cheap upgradeable options. I upgraded the ram to 8GB but kept the i5 2520m. The standard i5 processor is a great deal and offers way more GHz than the i7 2630Qm. So I personally would go with Sager if your budget is only 800.

Also I used xoticpc to preorder. Their support service is f***'n amazing. I live on the west coast so getting into live chat with them is hard do to the time difference but hen I send emails they respond pretty fast. Sadly I have to wait 2 to3 weeks till they restock on the Sager and another week for processing. So I would order soon if I were you.
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i5 2520m 2.5ghz {2c/4t}
i7 2630Qm 2.0ghz {4c/8t}

I would go with the $30 dollars upgrade to get more overall ghz. Also more L3 cahce 3 versus 6. wiki link of sandy bridge
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I agree that the L3 cache difference is nice but for 30 dollars you get less GHz from the i7 2630 but quad cores. Value wise it is not much of a difference and quad computing is really just a luxury. Value wise the i5 2520 beats the i7 since it beats it in GHz but lacks the cache (difference of 3MB) and the cores are really a personal preference. If you do upgrade go for the i7 2720m it comes with more GHz but really is, again, a luxury.
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Thanks for the replies !!
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Crucial Real SSD C300 WD Black 3TB Lite 24x DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Water Cooling Kit Windows 7 Ultimate Crossover 27Q LED-P Logitech G11 & G13 
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post #7 of 7
The somewhat comparable asus brands are the g53 and g60. I'd take the sager though.
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