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Which laptop should I buy?

by ultimategeekterminator / March 31, 2013 2:14 PM PDT

The options are:
Lenovo Ideapad y500 (gt 650m sli)
Asus g75vx (gtx 670mx)
Sager NP9150 (gtx 670mx, gtx 675m, gtx 675mx or hd 7970m)
Msi ms-1762 (gtx 670m or gtx 675m)

Some of these models feature a gtx 670mx and gtx 675m, so I would like to know which is better. I also want to know how well is the quality, especially the cooling system since I will be doing some overclock and which laptops have a mxm module.

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Don't do it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 2:57 PM PDT

Laptops are very limited in cooling compared to desktops. Your post makes me think you were on a desktop and this is your first gaming laptop. I don't think this will end well.
Bob

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Ok
by ultimategeekterminator / March 31, 2013 3:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Don't do it.

I only want to know which laptop is better, then I will decide if a desktop is better.
This is my first gaming pc, I was a console gamer until now, but that doesnt mean that I dont know tech stuff.

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Better at what?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 1:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok

If you took those laptops and played some game then one of them would be the best. Change games and another would be best.

This is why there is no way to declare which is best.

-> Overclocking on laptops is only for those that can afford burnt out machines.
Bob

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What he said and then some
by Pepe7 / April 1, 2013 2:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Better at what?

I still always smile at the number of 'which one is best' type posts @ CNET.

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Comparison
by ultimategeekterminator / April 2, 2013 10:06 PM PDT

Which laptop has better quality, the MSI MS-1762 (GT70 BAREBONE) or the Sager Np9150?

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Impossible to say.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 10:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Comparison

Why not look for reviews? Those hopefully show the + and - of both. Then you can decide what's most important for you and which one suits you best.

Kees

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I'll ditch the sager.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2013 1:37 AM PDT
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Why? Because long ago they could not supply spare parts for their laptops and that was that. They may have improved but watching folk that got burned was not fun.
Bob

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The Sager NP 9150 now
by orlbuckeye / April 4, 2013 10:12 PM PDT
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Info about laptop companies
by orlbuckeye / April 4, 2013 11:14 PM PDT

Asus, MSI and Sager are similar in the way they distribute their laptops. Lenova is more mainstream like toshiba, dell and HP.

Sager's are made by Clevo in Asia. They are basically barebone systems with the case with screen and mobo and sent to Sager factory in California where they configure to the customer liking (adding memory, HD and OS). Sager also has deals with some internet computer stores that take orders and Sager build the systems in california. Clevo dows this type of distribution all over the world. Eurocomm is a company in Canada and Rock is one in England. They specialize in gaming systems.

Asus and MSI distribute the same way using barebones to certain smaller computer stores and they configure them. The difference si in the past 5 or so year Asus and MSI have started distribtuing to the mainstream retails out their configured sytems just like the name brands (dell, toshiba and Lenova).

The so called name brands (dell, toshiba and Lenova) basically distribute through the mainstream retail outlets (best buy, staples and office depot) but most do offer confugureable systems on their own websites only.


The thing about Sager is the basic unit it distributed throughout the world under multiple brands exclusive to the countries. Those laptop all have the same hardware and the local retails outlets add Seagate and western digital harddrives. The contain ATI and Nvidia graphics cards


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sager_Notebook_Computers

I have purchased 2 laptops from Sager and when I received the tracking notice from UPS the laptop shipped from California. When I ordered a laptop from HP the tracking of the laptop started in China then to Alaska, Memphis and then Orlando.

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