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jago6498
08-28-2003, 04:30 AM
Ok, used to say I would never buy a laptop (or PC) ATi product. But the Medion laptop (check Bestbuy.com) I found at Best Buy is still sitting uneasy with me b/c I can't really find anyone who has one or has heard of the company.

BUT...last night while searching around Yahoo, I found laptops by a company called Sager. They seem to be along the lines of Alienware & Voodoo PC laptops...BUT...they have better video and are a little cheaper.

I'm gonna be buying the laptop from this website b/c I won't have to pay tax...WOOHOO!!!

http://www.powernotebooks.com/configurator.php3?regular_model_id=286&model_id=283

Afte searching around www.sagerforums.com, I have decided to get the Sager NP 5680 ULTRA laptop. Here are some pics:

http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/3quarter.jpg
http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/specs.jpg
http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/key.jpg
http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/back.jpg
http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/right.jpg
http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/left.jpg

Here are the specs I'm gonna get:

:D:D$2,194:D:D

- Pentium 4 2.6Ghz w/ Hyper-threading & 800FSB
- 1 GIG of Dual Channel DDR400 RAM
- 15" UXGA 1600x1200 screen
- ATi Mobility Radeon 9600 PRO w/ 128MB
- 60GB Hard drive
- 2x DVD-R/RW/CD-RW drive
- 3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive
- (1) IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
- (4) USB 2.0 ports
- 56k v.90 modem
- 10/100/1000 (gigabyte) Network connection

So whatcha guys think? I'm gonna be using it with AC power, so battery life doesn't matter to me.

Oh yea...there is no OS with the system, but that is fine with me b/c I have all the software I need...MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

jago6498
08-28-2003, 05:11 AM
Oh yea...almost forgot...

Alienware uses Sager laptops but Alienware laptops come with less options and they overcharge...GO SAGER!!!

http://stu.aii.edu/~prw302/sager/aliensager.jpg

DigitalDD
08-28-2003, 09:10 PM
actually alienware give you more options and better support. thats what you pay for.

I have a Sager N5620S, a P4/2ghz/768MB RAM/40gigHD/ATI radeon 7500 video with 64MB/and 8x8x24x6x CDRW/DVD combo. I'm very happy with it except for its poor battery life but since i mostly use it for LAN parties I don't worry much about that. its over 1 year old and still going strong. One warning many of the cheaper Sager models have desktop CPUs in them and even though they have like 4 cooling fans inside they still can get hot enough to burn the hair off your arm during an extended gaming session.

Once at a LAN party the guy sitting next to me fell asleep with his hand on the left side of my laptop [where the hot air gets exhausted by the fans] We were playing a rather long MOHAA session and he suddenly woke up screaming , he had a second degree burn on his forearm due to the hot exhaust from my laptop. :devil: :flames:

http://www.discountlaptops.com has some good prices on Sager models. There are several brands that are the exact same thing as Sagers they are all made by a company called Clevo.

DigitalDD
08-28-2003, 09:12 PM
Also I should point out that the latest Area 51 notebooks from Alienware have a custom body and not just Sager/Clevo's body with a custom paintjob...

http://www.alienware.com/Images/system_page_images/sentia_shot.jpg

jago6498
08-29-2003, 03:26 AM
actually alienware give you more options and better support. thats what you pay for.

I have a Sager N5620S, a P4/2ghz/768MB RAM/40gigHD/ATI radeon 7500 video with 64MB/and 8x8x24x6x CDRW/DVD combo. I'm very happy with it except for its poor battery life but since i mostly use it for LAN parties I don't worry much about that. its over 1 year old and still going strong. One warning many of the cheaper Sager models have desktop CPUs in them and even though they have like 4 cooling fans inside they still can get hot enough to burn the hair off your arm during an extended gaming session.

Once at a LAN party the guy sitting next to me fell asleep with his hand on the left side of my laptop [where the hot air gets exhausted by the fans] We were playing a rather long MOHAA session and he suddenly woke up screaming , he had a second degree burn on his forearm due to the hot exhaust from my laptop. :devil: :flames:

http://www.discountlaptops.com has some good prices on Sager models. There are several brands that are the exact same thing as Sagers they are all made by a company called Clevo.

Well I'm pretty tech savvy and I usually know more then most tech people when I ask a question, so tech support isn't really a problem.

I'm actually gonna be buying this cooler:

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/34-999-331-04.JPG

I've read up and and everyone says it works good with the SAger laptops b/c it blows air into the laptop.

PCtorque.com has better prices on Sager laptops then discountlaps.com. Thnx for the link tho...

jago6498
08-29-2003, 03:28 AM
Also I should point out that the latest Area 51 notebooks from Alienware have a custom body and not just Sager/Clevo's body with a custom paintjob...

http://www.alienware.com/Images/system_page_images/sentia_shot.jpg

Those are pretty spiffy looking...PLUS...I LOVE the option to be able to upgrade the video cards. They showed how you do it on TechTV...the way the alien's eyes light up and change is cool.

DigitalDD
08-29-2003, 10:09 PM
Well I'm pretty tech savvy and I usually know more then most tech people when I ask a question, so tech support isn't really a problem.

I'm actually gonna be buying this cooler:

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/34-999-331-04.JPG

I've read up and and everyone says it works good with the Sager laptops b/c it blows air into the laptop.

PCtorque.com has better prices on Sager laptops then discountlaps.com. Thnx for the link tho...

PCTorque, the guys who run the sagerforums? thats surprising the only more expensive prices from discount laptops used to be when you bought the OS with the laptop.. I just bought a bare machine last year no HD/RAM or OS. saved a lot that way.

I like the cooler you want to get. you probably won't need it unless you plan to keep it on 24/7 though because the rear of the Sager 5000 series is fairly high off the ground there's plenty of ruun for air circulation. just don't try running it on your bed or a rug [try to stick to running it on a hard surface like a table/desk].

Wiggo
08-29-2003, 10:29 PM
What's a laptop? :confused:

jago6498
08-30-2003, 12:07 AM
I checked Powernotebooks.com, PC torque & the link you gave me...and PCtorque had the cheapest price.

I'm ordering the CPU, HDD & RAM with it (obviously)...but I'm not ordering the OS or any software b/c I already have all the software I need.

I'll pretty much be using the cooler whenever I use it at home for school work b/c I will be using programs like 3D Studio Max & Maya...and at LAN parties b/c I know the sucker is gonna get REALLY hot when I'm playing games all night on it.

The__tweaker
08-30-2003, 12:31 AM
What's a laptop? :confused:

I've always asked myself that very question to.. :clap:

:beer:

Wordbiker
09-01-2003, 09:18 AM
What's a laptop? :confused:
A: Expensive:D
Gawd, I could build a KILLER desktop for that much....

Chezman29
09-01-2003, 09:40 AM
The vast amount of laptops are purchased by people who have enough money not to worry about getting a "killer desktop system", cause they already have one.
Or a few as the case may be. :D
Chez

Wordbiker
09-01-2003, 10:38 AM
Exactly....I could build TWO killer desktops...:D :D

asklepios
09-01-2003, 04:55 PM
Exactly....I could build TWO killer desktops...:D :D

but don't even think about hanging those TWO killer desktops on your shoulder or you will be killed :rofl:

jago6498
09-01-2003, 05:41 PM
Exactly....I could build TWO killer desktops...:D :D

HA...that's funny...but not gonna happen if you use QUALITY parts.

...I already have a nice desktop system (Athlon 1.2Ghz/1 gig of RAM/60GB (x2) (120GB) HDD/Geforce3 Ti200 64MB/Optiquest 19" monitor.) It might not be the most current or the fastest, but it gets the job done and plays all my games fine.

The main reason I'm getting this, is so I can do my homework away from the house so I can concentrate better. Plus I won't be dripping in a puddle of sweat from carrying the laptop & my monitor like I would when I had to carry my 50lb. monitor & 50+ lb. case.

Wordbiker
09-01-2003, 11:16 PM
What is homework?:confused:

jago6498
09-02-2003, 01:31 AM
Photoshop, audio & video editing, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

Wordbiker
09-02-2003, 01:45 AM
I can relate to the getting away from the house part.....but I have a shop for that.....where I could put a SECOND killer desktop! :D :D :D

Wordbiker
09-02-2003, 01:46 AM
....also, can you call it homework if you don't do it at home??? :confused:

jago6498
09-02-2003, 03:39 AM
Ok...how about "awaywork"?

...hehe...

Wordbiker
09-02-2003, 08:37 AM
:thumb: There ya go....if it was "Home" work, you could do it faster and cheaper on a desktop! lol...
OK, I'm just having some fun. Looks like a very nice laptop you're getting. Hmmmm...have you looked at a Toshiba Tecra? I saw one (Forget the model, sorry) that was in a comparison with an Alienware. Kicked the AW's ass performance-wise in games, and for less $$. Looked pretty sharp too. Nice purty blue case. I'd have to get a LOT of awaywork to justify one though...
:cry:

jago6498
09-02-2003, 02:11 PM
I doubt it's a Tecra b/c those are all business class laptops and they only come with Intel Centrino's...and I need something alot more powerful to do my 3D work. Plsu 3D Studio Max & Maya tend to be picky about cheap onboard video. Plus I wanna be able to use the laptop for LAN parties.

I think I have an idea which one you are referring to tho b/c Tomshardware.com did a preview/review of a new Toshiba laptop that had a Geforce FX Go 5600 and it wooped Ati's a$$. That's why I kinda wish the laptop I'm getting had an nVidia GPU instead...oh well...the 9600 Pro is DirectX 9 compliant and should do me fine for quite sometime. I've been hearing rumors that this model I am getting might be upgradeable...at least with the GPU that is...*crosses fingers*

Wordbiker
09-07-2003, 08:39 AM
Jago, you need a tougher looking avatar than that goofy guy you have....I was thinking something macho, like this:

jago6498
09-07-2003, 10:47 AM
...lol...naw...I like mine better...hehe...thx tho.

Wordbiker
09-07-2003, 12:07 PM
You're welcome....and thanks for taking the joke well :thumb:

jago6498
09-07-2003, 07:35 PM
I don't see how I else I could have takin it...

Wordbiker
09-09-2003, 12:43 AM
I think it's kewl...:thumb:
You look like one of the bosses on Mortal Kombat :D :clap:

jago6498
09-09-2003, 02:19 AM
Huh?