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Saber NP7280, Clevo X7200, Nine X7200


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#1 kanraku

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:32 AM

Hello,

I am curious as to which one of these three laptops to buy.

The following images are details for the specs I have chosen for each of the laptops, as it's much easier to take a picture
rather then to post them all in one post.

Sager NP7280

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Clevo X7200
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Nine X7200

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The specs are basically the same for the most part, and yes I know some of these sites allow me to buy them without the OS, but I rather make use of the warranty.

Other then that not much differences besides the exterior, instant buttons and USB ports.

Basically, this laptop will be used for gaming and as a programming environment.

As I'll disk partition the HDD in half as well as multi-boot with Windows 7, Vista and Ubuntu.
I originally was going to have 3 HDD, but realized I wouldn't be using all that space as that's what external HDDs are for.

Ubuntu being my development OS, while 7/Vista is for gaming as well as development.

Questions I doubt will actually be asked, but it's one of those "expect the unexpected" things.

Why did I go with Seagate Momentus XT?
It's slightly faster then a regular HDD, and I need a drive that'll last long as I've looked in SSDs.

Why Dual GTX 460M SLI?
Looked into reviews between GTX 460M SLI and a single GTX 480M, where the dual is cheaper and with slightly higher performance.
Besides, I get to save a couple hundred.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:36 AM

What do you plan on doing with the lap top?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:41 AM

My gosh! The best laptops i've seen! I would say the Nine X7200 :blink:

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:47 AM

Yeah, I was leaning towards that too because of the prices, which I have listed in this post.

Sager NP7280: $4,377.47
Clevo X7200: $4,157.00
Nine X7200: $4,064.00

Also includes shipping.

@Cryptodan
My original post stated what I plan to do with the laptop.

Basically, this laptop will be used for gaming and as a programming environment.



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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:55 AM

Save some money and get a non-extreme Core i7 you wont gain anything by going extreme its the same processor as a non-extreme.

Since you develop you wont need a high end video card so go integrated.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:59 AM

I also plan on playing games along side programming and not only test the games I develop.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:06 AM

What kind of games will these be, and you wnt to test your games on computers normal people will buy.

4500 for a lap top is nearly 3/4 of my monthly pay.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:11 AM

Dead Rising 2, Fable III, Crysis 2, and Dragon Age II.

Probably more, but I'll have to wait and see.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:17 AM

Save yourself some money go with a non-extreme regular core i7

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:30 AM

Okay, well I did as you suggested.

New costs
Sager NP7280: $4,221.62
Clevo X7200: $3,952.00
Nine X7200: $3,909.00

Each with a Intel Core i7-970 Processor, changed the RAM with the DRAM frequency from 1333MHz to a 1066MHz.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:36 AM

And I wouldnt even bother with SLi, a 460 is more then enough power.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:39 AM

For Crysis 2 on max settings?

Looked at reviews with GTX 460M, Dual GTX 460M SLI, GTX 480M and Dual GTX 480M SLI on Crysis Warhead.

I figure, Crysis 2 is going to utilize more then just what one GTX 460M will offer.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:47 AM

Maybe you should lower the it down to 8GB of ram.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:53 AM

Sounds to me like you want a desktop replacement laptop instead of a machine to develop on.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:00 AM

Oh, I could probably manage both.

Have a game running in windowed mode and work on an application.




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