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Dell vs Sager vs Ibuypower

by nzmac / April 25, 2004 8:44 AM PDT

Hello Peeps,

Right I have a few questions. A little bit of background about myself is possibly required first so I'll say I'm from New Zealand and both Sager and Ibuypower have said they'll ship here no problem. Dell is already here so their prices include shipping.

Great video performance
G Wireless
Good Battery Life

Here's some systems I have configured:

Dell 8600
15.4" UXGA
256meg Ram (I'll buy 1 gig via a cheaper place)
Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro 128meg
60gig HDD
1.6ghz M centrino
Spare battery, Bluetooth, G wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, 56k V92 modem
Venice Blue

NZD$3200 (US$2080)

Sager 5690-V
p4 3.2gig HT
1 gig Ram PC3200
Radeon 9700 Pro 128meg
60 Gig HDD
15" UXGA Screen
Spare battery, Bluetooth, G wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, 56k V92 modem

NZD$3680 + NZ$340 shipping (US$2260 + US$250 shipping)

Ibuypower Battelion 101 CL-Series
Battalion-101 CL-Series 15.0" SXGA 1400x1050 LCD TFT Notebook w/Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter, Deluxe Carrying Original Metallic Graphite Pearl Color

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Re:Dell vs Sager vs Ibuypower
by ShooterX / May 1, 2004 4:01 PM PDT

dont expect any good battery power out of the Sager. Anything that has desktop processort and desktop graphics will run hot and drain battery life. If you realy want good life go with a lower performance. The Sager is gonna run a hell of a lot better than the Dell for graphics intenst applications, but you'll get an 1-2 hours of battery life. If you buy the Sager or Ibuypower, just go buy an external battery pack for a few hunder bucks.

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by Dell_Dude / May 8, 2004 1:16 AM PDT

Shooter's exactly right. Don't expect good battery life with anything with a desktop processor in it. I have an iBuyPower Batallion 101SL (with an Athlon 64), and even though I absolutely love it, it only gives me around three hours of battery life. However, the NP5690 you're looking at has a modular bay in addition to its fixed drive bay, so spend the extra $$$ to get the second battery.

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by munsey / May 9, 2004 1:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Exactly. <<<nicest people ever and pretty good prices. satisfaction if you buy your comp and decide to return your comp and then you realize that the comp your REALLY want is not compatable with the crucial memory, you can return the old memory-no questions asked. trust me, i've tried it. and i think dell gets their memory from crucial or something like that...

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