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post #1 of 17
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Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy an i7 laptop for gaming and work.

My work consists of running simulations for hours and hours every day. The simulators will use every available thread.

I was looking at these:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...elected_cat=10

But I'm nervous that they will seriously overheat from being on all day long, even in the summer running 100% load.

I want this laptop to run cool enough for me to actually have it rest on my lap. Is that a reasonable expectation?

What about the G-series? They have those huge air vents that look like they run cool....


As for gaming ability, I'm hoping for something that will reasonably compare to my desktop in terms of performance.


Can all this be found in the $1000 - $1300 price range?
post #2 of 17
My sager runs at 72 degrees with full load on prime 95. i7 2720qm, 485gtx. you could probably expect it to go up more on summer day on your lap.

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Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy an i7 laptop for gaming and work.

My work consists of running simulations for hours and hours every day. The simulators will use every available thread.

I was looking at these:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...elected_cat=10

But I'm nervous that they will seriously overheat from being on all day long, even in the summer running 100% load.

I want this laptop to run cool enough for me to actually have it rest on my lap. Is that a reasonable expectation?

What about the G-series? They have those huge air vents that look like they run cool....


As for gaming ability, I'm hoping for something that will reasonably compare to my desktop in terms of performance.


Can all this be found in the $1000 - $1300 price range?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
What's Sager like in terms of quality?

Is it easy to find replacement parts on ebay or something?
post #4 of 17
I would personally prefer one of the Asus G73's. Awesome performance, awesome support, I think they still come with 2 year manufacturer warranty AND a 1 year accidental warranty, which is insanely awesome if you're worried about long term wear of parts running 24/7, which is realistic with such constant stressing in a laptop.(as long as you dont buy it from Best Buy, Staples, Office Max, etc)

http://completewarranty.asus.com/Con...ome/index.aspx

I had a G51 before my sig rig, and I loved the hell out of it. Awesome performance, and though the graphics card ran about 90 degrees C on load over a couple years it still held strong, and didn't get hot to the touch.
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post #5 of 17
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I really like Asus, and I feel more comfortable going down that road, but for $1069, this Sager is an incredible deal.
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5175

i7-2630QM
GT555 + intel
17.3" LED screen 1920x1080

How does the GT555 perform?
And does anyone have any experience with nvidia optimus?
This laptop is only available for pre-order right now, so I can't find any reviews on it.

I am concerned about the longevity of the Sager, but I definitely like the looks better than Asus.
post #6 of 17
If you get either, buy it from xoticpc.com or powernotebooks.com, they have flawless support and free extended warranty. Personally, I chose Sager because the Clevo cases are rock solid with the best ventilation there is. my only complaint is that the stock fans are a little noisy. I really didn't like the ASUS track pads (the mouse buttons are too hard to press, they require a lot of force). Also the body of the laptop is pretty ugly compared to the sager.
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Bang for the buck = Sager
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From the reviews I've been reading, the Asus is whisper quiet, even under load. That is a huge selling point for me.

I'm going to go to Best Buy at some point to check one out in person.
post #9 of 17
asus g73 you can buy a great computer and get a real warranty

dont buy the best buy version please!

I went with tigerdirect
Edited by jdub - 4/25/11 at 7:26pm
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post #10 of 17
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What are the chances that Asus will release a new g73/53 with a different gpu and/or optimus technology soon?
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