one with a Pentium 4 processor that I purchased 10 years ago and it still works. I did have and issue with the graphics card which was an ATI and the mobo had to be replaced. It was under warranty and that whole process went smoothly. Then next Sager is a Pentium M processor 6 years old and is still working and has never been serviced as it never broke. I used this laptop to test MS Vista and MS Windows 7.
I am happy with Sager and the machines I puchased from them.
Hello, my name is Daniel and I am buying a new laptop for college. I want my new laptop to be able to handle some games because I absolutely love battlefield 3 on the xbox 360 and I want to return to the days when I used to play BF2 on my desktop as a kid. I may want to play a few more games on it but BF3 is my main concern.
After scouring Xoitic PC I have decided to go with the Sager 9150/Clevo150EM that has a base price of $1319. My overall budget cap is $2000 so I have chosen some upgrades to go with it. My goal is to simply build the best machine I can while staying in my budget range. To see the lists of available upgrades you can click on the link here. My main questions are with the graphics card and processor. Obviously the NVIDIA 680m or the i7-3920XM processor would both be nice but I don't know what I would sacrifice to get either of them in there as I really like my other upgrades. I am interested to hear what everyone suggests. My current selections are posted below. (don't worry about fitting Windows or office software into the budget because I already have copies).
Component - My Upgrades - Added Price
Screen - Glossy Screen with 95% color gamut (1920x1080) - $95
CPU - 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHZ - $160
Cooling feature - IC Diamond Thermal Compound for cooling - $35
GPU - nVidia GeForce 675M 2gb - $100
RAM - 16gb DDR3 1600MHZ Dual Channel Ram - $80
Hard Drive - 750gb 7200RM hybrid hard drive with 8gb SSD storage - $115
Internal Networking Card - Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1103 - $60
Extra Software - Antivirus Software with 2yr subscription - $35
This setup brings my total price to exactly $1999 which is great. The antivirus isn't really part of the $2000 limit for me, so if you want to take it out you can. If you leave it in then I guess my real budget is $2035. I just don't want that of all things to end up being a limiting factor when you guys try to help with upgrading and downgrading different components, while staying in budget.
I really appreciate all advice and recommendations that you guys will give me.