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10-31-2008, 02:55 AM
Im going to order the Sager 9262 from XoticPC!
With the following specs!
I decided that if Im going to dish out more than $2k for a laptop I mine as well go the whole 9 yards!
I would like some adivce and feedback from a Xotic PC customer service representative.

SAGER NP9262 Ultimate Custom Laptop (Built on Clevo D900C / D901C)
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Based Toll Free Telephone Tech Support
(Labor Warranty through Xotic PC)
- ~Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- Full Size Black Aluminum Notebook Cooler - Dual Fans - USB Powered (For up to 17" Laptops)
- Logitech VX Nano Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse
- Smart Li-ion Battery (12 Cell)
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 SB1090 5.1 Channels 24-bit External USB Sound Card
- Built-In Multi Region TV Tuner w/ Remote (Standard Remote)
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- None Standard
- USB 2.0 SATA Aluminum Enclosure + 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive BLOWOUT SALE!
- HDD Raid Settings - OFF
- ~ 320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- Panasonic UJ Blu-Ray ReadWrite Super Multi DVD+/ -R/RW BD-R/RE Dual Layer Burner - (Back Ordered until October)
- Standard Finish
- ~ 4,096MB DDR2 800 (2 SODIMMS) Dual Channel Memory (Requires Vista 64-Bit to recognize Full 4GB)
- SLI ENABLED DUAL (2) 1,024MB (2,048MB TOTAL) PCI-Express nVidia 9800M GTX w/GDDR3 Video Cards (User Upgradeable)
- ~Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz w/ 6MB L2 Cache - 1333MHz FSB
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
- 17" WUXGA "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920x1200)

I just want some last minute advice before I pull the trigger and buy it!
Can someone explain this TV Tuner thing to me?
Hows does Vista run with games?
What makes Vista Ultimate...so ultimate? What programs come with this??
Is the Blue Ray drive nice?
Do I need an external cooler or can the 9262s cooling system tame those Dual 9800 GTXs???

The reason I went with the 9800GTX 2048MB SLI was becuase Im a Flight Simulator X Fan and of course I plan on running F03 and various other games. I want to run games at max settings flawlessly.
Is my video card and processer combo a good match Duo Core vs Quad??

Im currently in Baghdad,Iraq and I want my machine as soon as possible do you all only ship basic priority mail to APO/FPOs or is there a quicker method??
I also want to ensure that none of the parts in my build are currently on back order and that my package will be packed securely and break proof on the way here.

10-31-2008, 07:52 AM
Hey. I might not be a XoticPC rep but there's some stuff I can answer. To the best of my ability and from last knowledge but Justin will correct me where and when I'm wrong.

First off, I ordered the kind of the same config (see post www.xoticpcforums.com/showthread.php?t=1572 (http://www.xoticpcforums.com/showthread.php?t=1572)). I'll be getting mine Monday and will be able to answer a lot more questions then. Anyways, the USPS is the only option for shipping to APO/FPOs. I asked the same question about faster shipping. Only thing they can do (if I remember correctly) is rush the building portion of the order for an extra fee, of course. As far as the "Ultimate" extras in Vista, last I knew, it was a bunch of extra security features, some Aero stuff, and a few other things. Not exactly sure off the top of my head. You can obviously Google that and get a much better list. I guess that's all I can answer. If you'd like to wait until Monday when I get mine, I can answer a lot more questions. A few days after, I'll also have a few benchmarks up so you can see just how well the dual GTX's do. Then again, I also have the Q9650 in my config... Good luck to you either way, especially over there. I know how rough it is. =D

10-31-2008, 02:58 PM
I am also not an Xotic rep, but I can give you my two cents to help out until they get back to you.

Pretty sure the TV tuner makes it capable for you to plug your Computer into your TV feed and use it like a TV set. It won't replace your cable box or directv.

I have not had any problems with Vista and games, but I have only played wow and cod4..

I didn't get the Blu-Ray option, but I haven't converted to Blu-Ray so I didn't think it was worth the money. I guess if you have do use Blue-Ray, or plan to, it would be nice to have the option, especially if you aren't too concerned about the price.

Hope this helps.

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10-31-2008, 04:51 PM
Congrats on your purchase Firepig (http://www.xoticpcforums.com/member.php?u=10201)! :D