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|DRC| psycheus

Thursday, February 24 2011, 09:22:59 #43377     Sager 8130 Laptop

I'm thinking about getting this thing fully loaded with 16 GB memory and it ends up being around 2k. What do you guys think about this laptop and this brand? Anyone have one or used one before?


Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor (2.00GHz), 6MB L3 Cache
Intel Core i7-2720QM Processor (2.20GHz), 6MB L3 Cache
Intel Core i7-2820QM Processor (2.30GHz), 6MB L3 Cache

Core Logic
2nd Generation Intel Core Chipset HM65

Supports Dual Channel DDR3
Four 204Pin SODIMM sockets, support for DDR3 1333/1600MHz* (Real operation frequency depends on FSB of processor)
Expandable up to 16GB, depends on 2GB/4GB SODIMM module (32 bit OS editions have a memory limitation of 2.8GB. Other hardware or application limitations may further prevent use of all installed memory. Windows 7 64bit is required for memory configurations of 4GB and above.)
*4 SODIMM works properly with Intel i7 Quad Core processor

Disk Storage
One changeable 12.7mm(H) Super Multi / Blu-ray ODD, SATA interface
One changeable 2.5 9.5mm(H) SATA HDD

15.6 Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Screen

Graphics Processor

* 1.5GB GDDR5 Video RAM
* Support PCIe x16
* MXM3.0 Type B
* Microsoft DirectX 11 compatible
* nVIDIA PhysX Technology
* nVIDIA CUDA Technology
* HDMI 1.4
* Support HDCP
* DVI Dual link

Optical Drive
One changeable Super Multi / Blu-ray ODD, SATA interface

Audio System
High Definition audio interface
S/PDIF digital output
Built-in Microphone
Built-in two speakers
Built-in one sub-woofer
External 7.1CH audio output supported by headphone, microphone, S/PDIF and Line-in jack
THX TruStudio Pro

3-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
1 MiniCard Slot for WLAN module

Pointing Device
Integrated touchpad with Multi-gesture and Scrolling function

Full size isolated keyboard with numeric pad W/A/S/D gaming key

1 HDMI output Port
1 DVI-I output Port
2 USB 3.0 Ports
2 USB 2.0 Ports (One for Power share)
1 eSATA Port (USB combo)
1 IEEE 1394a Port
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 S/PDIF output Jack
1 Line-in Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)

Power System
Full Range 120W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 20V, 6A
Removable 8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh

14.80 (w) x 10.08 (d) x 1.38~1.69 (h)
6.83 lbs with Battery Pack

Web Camera
Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera

Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth V3.0 + HS combo half mini card module or
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 - 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth combo half mini card module or
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN half mini card module
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|DRC| psycheus

Wednesday, March 2 2011, 08:29:58 #43380     

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|DRC| Wartex

Wednesday, March 2 2011, 18:20:55 #43381     

Psy it's going to have terrible battery life and it's going to run so hot that it will burn your lap. GTX460 is also already behind the curve video card and it's not upgradeable. I'm sure it also has a TN TFT screen meaning it's shit for gaming, and it's incredibly heavy for a laptop. All in all it's a gimmick. I have a 11.6" 2.2 LBs netbook which plays 1080p HD video and runs quakelive no problem, it even runs Bad Company 2 (at 5 fps tho), and with 6 cell battery I get like 4 hours out of it. The other netbook I have with 12 cell battery runs 12+ hours. The point of a laptop is that it's portable and has long battery runtime, the CPU power is secondary. My $800 desktop, with the addition of $250 videocard will absolutely destroy this laptop in terms of performance, and they still cost less combined.

This laptop is basically a portable desktop, so if you are on the road ALL THE TIME, it's a waste of money. I'd buy a good netbook and a good desktop instead, but to each is his own.

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|DRC| psycheus

Thursday, March 3 2011, 08:28:36 #43384     

It's going to be for work. It does need to be portable and needs to be powerful enough to run VMware well. We currently use D830's w/ 4 gigs of ram and have the Seagate SSD Hybrid drives (500 gb w/ 4 gb of SSD). On 1 of the softwares we use in VMware that also uses MSSQL blue screens all the time if you use it continuous for more than 1 1/2 hours. My field techs complain about it all the time. Just looking for a light, powerful laptop. Any suggestions? I would like to have at least 8 gigs of ram.
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|DRC| psycheus

Thursday, March 3 2011, 08:29:32 #43385     

I did find this one.. It's light has pretty decent specs (i7 also).

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|DRC| Wartex

Thursday, March 3 2011, 23:49:57 #43387     

I'd look into IBM/Lenovo, they are known for high stability and longevity (especially screen hinges).
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|DRC| psycheus

Thursday, July 28 2011, 08:33:54 #43645     

I'm back to looking for laptops for work.. Requirements:

Portable - 16" screen or smaller
Big Memory 8GB+
HDD isn't as important but a SSD would be nice

Will be running;
VMware Workstation
and all the basic office programs (MS Office etc..)

I've used those Lenovos and maybe it's because we got the cheaper ones but I wasn't that impressed. I need suggestions on brand and models.
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|DRC| Wartex

Thursday, July 28 2011, 19:54:12 #43646     

Panasonic Toughbooks?
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|DRC| psycheus

Friday, July 29 2011, 08:26:21 #43650     

I've looked into them before but they are insanely priced. It doesn't need to be that rugged. Right now we all use Dell D830s with maxed out 4 gb ram 500 gb hdd windows xp.. they lack the performance mostly for the VMWare software.
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