View Full Version : Help me choose NP5797 vs NP8226

06-01-2009, 04:56 PM
1) What is your budget? $2000

2) What size notebook would you prefer? 15.4-17

3) What country are you buying this in? USA

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? Do not care

5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook? Gaming movies ect

6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk? Taking different places.

7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?? BF2, cod mw2, fallout 3

8) How many hours of battery life do you need? 1

9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person? nope

10) What OS do you prefer? (more details below)

-Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit or 64-Bit

Screen Specifics

11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer? (more details below)
Dont care..

Build Quality and Design

13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? not really

14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last? 3-5 years

Notebook Components

15) How much hard drive space do you want; 250-320

16) Do you need an optical drive? yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD burner

17) What speed CPU/Processor would you like? Dual core or Quad Core CPU?
have no idea

06-01-2009, 06:27 PM
You mean NP8662?

It comes down to size and components. The larger form factor allows a little better components. It is a heat issue. Both within class are top notch. While I believe the NP8662 offers all the performance you need and a little better mobility.

That said the NP5797 offers a little better components top end. It has better GPU and if you go the Quad CPU route NP5797 offers more. But at the cost of greater size and weight.

I guess I would say unless you are going to push the upper limits of CPU's they can be about the same. GPU will always go to NP5797.

You must choose? I would say that CPU wise if the same the NP5797 has a better thermal solution. I only say because larger size gives that. All else being equal that can never be overcome.

I like both sorry I can't tell you which to buy.

06-01-2009, 07:01 PM
oops 226... was thinking about the sig..

i have one more question if you dont mind q9000 or p9600 for the cpu i am not sure which to get since i cant afford a higher clocked quad.

06-01-2009, 07:15 PM
We don't mind. You can ask all the questions you want, do not feel like you can't. No limit you keep asking and others and I will answer.

Between those two? Tough choice. It is clear the Q9000 has more potential. But as it stands now the extra clocks overall are likely to be of greater advantage than the extra cores for most people. And consider the P9600 has a 25w TDP vs the Q9000 45w TDP. My current belief is Quads are not here yet. But that is 100% opinion. I do really like the higher clocks and lower TDP. And I think both notebooks will benefit in most applications at this time from higher clocks and lower temps.

Just my thoughts. With your CPU question I think if you want mobility NP8662 might be a good idea?

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06-02-2009, 12:43 PM
I agree with Powerpak on this one. Currently in your budget I would look at an 8662 with a P9700(replacement for the 9600) The higher clock speed will benefit you more then the extra cores. If you want to be able to upgrade to the top quad core in the future then the 5797 would be the choice as it has been said before the thermals allow for support up to the qx9300. However the 5797 would stretch your budget quite a bit, but if you can settle for say a p8800 at the moment(replaced the p9600 in speed) you might be able to do a 5797 in your budget. Here is the 5797 configured in your budget.

(http://www.xoticpc.com/product_info.php?products_id=2540%7B76%7D1883%7B18 7%7D1757%7B94%7D1074%7B92%7D2421%7B88%7D2351%7B186 %7D1532%7B93%7D2431%7B193%7D657%7B112%7D2032%7B98% 7D1295%7B96%7D2434%7B168%7D1453%7B116%7D696%7B117% 7D705%7B120%7D703%7B110%7D2426%7B169%7D1449%7B119% 7D1898%7B100%7D734%7B164%7D1441%7B107%7D689%7B106% 7D1696%7B121%7D694%7B108%7D710%7B109%7D711%7B170%7 D1591%7B173%7D1175%7B167%7D1452%7B103%7D1889%7B113 %7D1413%7B111%7D1414%7B69%7D714) Sager NP5797 Custom Notebook (Built on Clevo M570ETU) (http://www.xoticpc.com/product_info.php?products_id=2540%7B76%7D1883%7B18 7%7D1757%7B94%7D1074%7B92%7D2421%7B88%7D2351%7B186 %7D1532%7B93%7D2431%7B193%7D657%7B112%7D2032%7B98% 7D1295%7B96%7D2434%7B168%7D1453%7B116%7D696%7B117% 7D705%7B120%7D703%7B110%7D2426%7B169%7D1449%7B119% 7D1898%7B100%7D734%7B164%7D1441%7B107%7D689%7B106% 7D1696%7B121%7D694%7B108%7D710%7B109%7D711%7B170%7 D1591%7B173%7D1175%7B167%7D1452%7B103%7D1889%7B113 %7D1413%7B111%7D1414%7B69%7D714)
- 17" WSXGA+ "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1680x1050)
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
- Standard Dead Pixel Policy
- ~Intel® P8800 45nm "Montevina" Core™2 Duo 2.66GHz w/3MB L2 On-die cache - 1066MHz FSB 25 watt
- nVidia GeForce GTX 280M 1,024MB PCI-Express DDR3 DX10 (User Upgradeable)
- No Video Adapter
- ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1066MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (Requires Vista 64-Bit to utilize Full 4GB)
- None Standard--
- NP579x Orange Frame Trim Color
- ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW 5x DVD-RAM 24x CD-R/RW Drive w/Softwares
- ~ 320GB 7200RPM (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache)
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- No Floppy Drive
- Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/SD/Mini-SD/MMC/RS)
- Internal Bluetooth + EDR
- Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 5300 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi Link
- No Network Accessory
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- Basic Black Business Case - Included
- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- No Car Adapter
- None Standard*
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No External Keyboard or Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- ~Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Installed (64&32-Bit CD Included) w/ Drivers & Utilities CD's
- No Office Software
- No Software Bundle
- 3 Year Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Based Toll Free Telephone Tech Support (Labor Warranty through Xotic PC) $1,924.00 http://www.xoticpc.com/images/pixel_trans.gif Sub-Total: $1,924.00If you have any other questions please email, call or open a chat and ask for me. I would be happy to help in any way I can.

06-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Hey guys thanks for all of the help and advise. I have been thinking about it and have decided to go with the 5797 basically the exact configuration you listed only replacing the P8800 with the P9700.

with the cash discount/military discount i should be able to stay within my budget
(unless i am missing something here) even if not i am willing to stretch it within reason got nothing else to blow my bonus on...

06-03-2009, 07:42 PM
You go! Enjoy.