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Apr 25, 2013 01:49 |  #1

I am wondering if anyone has experience with Sager laptops. I have my eye on their model NP9570 as a laptop to replace an older desktop and also I would then have it to take with me when I travel. Any insight that anyone would care to share will be greatly appreciated.

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Apr 25, 2013 02:17 |  #2

Do you want to carry over 12lbs of laptop?


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Apr 25, 2013 16:51 |  #3

Don't! That one requires 1-2 massive power bricks to carry along with that ridiculously large and heavy chassis and only has about 20 mins of battery life. Besides, with a locked down bios, you will not gain the full power of that desktop CPU.


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Apr 25, 2013 17:13 |  #4

I've got one at home (not the same model you quoted, but a Sager). I, mainly, use it as a desktop replacement and don't really use it for portability so I can't speak to that.

I was happy with the entire purchase process and the thing's been rock solid for me since I got it (6mo ago or so). The only real drawback would be the brick the others mentioned if you're planning to travel with it.


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Apr 25, 2013 17:45 |  #5

I would go for one of these if you want serious performance similar to that of a desktop. Personally I think Toshiba makes some of the best lappys on the planet. Overall these are all good products so you can't go wrong with any of them. Although I don't think ASUS has the best support but the ROG series components tend to be unmatched by typical ASUS offerings.

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Apr 26, 2013 19:51 |  #6

cdifoto wrote in post #15864983external link
Do you want to carry over 12lbs of laptop?

I don't mind carrying the weight. This is relatively low weight compared to the camera gear I carry when I travel as I usually push the limit on the gear, but then it is on wheels.

vsg28 wrote in post #15867147external link
Don't! That one requires 1-2 massive power bricks to carry along with that ridiculously large and heavy chassis and only has about 20 mins of battery life. Besides, with a locked down bios, you will not gain the full power of that desktop CPU.

Thanks for the insight on the "bricks" and the battery life. Really, only 20 minutes. If that is the case, it makes me wonder how they manage to sell any. I need something with at least 5 to 6 hours on a single "charge".

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I've got one at home (not the same model you quoted, but a Sager). I, mainly, use it as a desktop replacement and don't really use it for portability so I can't speak to that.

Thanks. Any reason you don't use it for a portable machine?

I was happy with the entire purchase process and the thing's been rock solid for me since I got it (6mo ago or so). The only real drawback would be the brick the others mentioned if you're planning to travel with it.

Two votes for the "brick", or at least against it. Thanks for the confirmation. I was definitely planning to travel with it.

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Apr 26, 2013 19:53 |  #7

isoMorphic wrote in post #15867299external link
I would go for one of these if you want serious performance similar to that of a desktop. Personally I think Toshiba makes some of the best lappys on the planet. Overall these are all good products so you can't go wrong with any of them. Although I don't think ASUS has the best support but the ROG series components tend to be unmatched by typical ASUS offerings.

Toshiba Qosmio http://www.amazon.com ...d-Aluminum/dp/B009D1UWUA​/external link
Samsung Series 7 Gamer http://www.amazon.com ...nch-Laptop/dp/B0098O6F0S/external link
ASUS Republic of Gamers http://www.amazon.com ...nch-Gaming/dp/B009M2XB3U/external link
MSI Notebook GT70 http://www.amazon.com ...-17212-492/dp/B009H8RI38/external link

Thanks for the information and the links. I will definitely follow up on these.

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Apr 26, 2013 20:49 |  #8

If you want 5-6 hours of battery life and a good GPU, then you need Optimus/Enduro to work which right now only works well with Alienware laptops. My M17xR4 lasts a good 6 hours on battery provided I don't do much gaming.


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Apr 26, 2013 20:56 |  #9

FYI, this is the general specs I am hoping to find for a "killer" image editing/processing laptop - I haven't set up all the specs yet for my machine, but basically I would be looking for a unit with the following, or very similar, specs: (the Sager NP95760 mentioned above is the closest I have seen so far.)

- a high-end processor, like the Intel 3840QM, or 3920XM
- DDR3 1600 for at least 16GB of memory, capable of expansion to 32 GB
- 500 to 750 GB 7200 rpm HDD
- 128GB SSD (if this is sufficient to hold the boot up software and the applications)* Prefer Win 7 but will take Win 8 (64 bit OS version)
- 17.3 inch FHD display (1920x1080) LED backlight
- NVIDIA GTX 670 MX graphics or equivalent (something with Optimus technology?)
- 1 or 2 USB2 ports for older USB2 hardware ) These are minimum
- 2 or 3 USB3 ports for digital car reader, backup hard drive, etc. ) numbers of ports, more is better.
- external monitor port (HDMI?) ( I would hope to be able to connect two IPS monitors to this machine, so I am not sure whether this should be DVI or DisplayPort?
- CD read write capabilities - not sure what the technology would be here yet - still doing research. Need good speed.
- reasonable sound - doesn't have to be "Bose" technology, but should be decent stereo.
- ability to connect an external mouse and keyboard

Tell me if I am on the right track or overkill - or is there anything that I have missed. I will not be building this myself (five thumbs on each hand if you know what I mean), so I am looking to buy.

Any ideas, thoughts etc., that anyone would care to share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Jan 06, 2014 18:19 |  #10

I really like the look of the Asus ASUS ROG G750JH Laptops (not the design but features).
One thing I can't figure out for the life of me is why their highest end laptops with 780m video, have the old 802.11agn wifi and the lower end have the newere 802.11ac wifi. Seems backwards!


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Jan 08, 2014 00:55 |  #11

Google, Lenovo W540. We now have 3K IPS 15.6" panels. By far a better built product.

2880 x 1620 ips display.
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You'd get 8gb more ram, then get an ultrabay adapter to convert the DVD drive to a hard drive. Then add a 2.5 hd of your choice.

0B47315 - ultra bay adapter
0B47381 - 8gb module
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There is your config. Maybe add a docking station. Exceeds your above requirements.


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Jan 08, 2014 18:44 |  #12

Wow. Didn't realize drizley resurrected a 6 month old post.


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