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    Default Laptop For Editing and Gaming...and college

    1) What is your budget?

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    3) What country are you buying this in?

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    None Preferred

    5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    Video Editing

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

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    BF3 (When it Comes out)

    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    At least 2

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

    10) What OS do you prefer? (more details below)
    WIndows 7

    11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?
    Have an external monitor for the dorm s not an issue.

    12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non glossy screen?
    No an issue

    Build Quality and Design

    13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Style is not important and wont change mind either way

    14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    Buying it in June, and want it to last at least 2-3 years

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you want; 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 1TB, or 1.5TB?
    500+ GB

    16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
    Blue-ray would be nice

    17) What speed CPU/Processor would you like? Dual core or Quad Core CPU?
    Video editing / encoding needs something fast. Quad Core i7

    I will be doing a lot of editing and excel sheets ( major is business so keypad is required). Directing is my hobby so thats why i want both. IM looking at the np8150-S1 which is right at my budget, but im wondering if anything new ill be coming out by june or early july. (AKA the G74 if the graphics are better).

    I plan on doing theses upgrades to the system later on as it gets outdated.

    How is the durability of the Sagers?

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    Jan 2011
    Chicago, Il
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    The Sagers are great in terms of durability. You should look into the Sager 8150-S1.
    Sager 8170-S1

    17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)
    Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2.0-2.8GHz
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD6970 2048MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11
    8,192MB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS)
    6X Blu-Ray Read/8X DVDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
    Primary -
    120GB Intel 510 (SSD Serial-ATA III)
    Secondary -
    500GB 7200RPM
    Intel Advanced-N 6230

    P1 - April 18th
    P2 - April 21st
    P4 - April 26th
    DELIVERED - April 29th

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    Oh and just to hit on your point, the G74 is rumored to be released with a GTX 560m which sounds like it will be a re-hash of the GTX 460m. Either way, I think you'll be much happier with that ATI 6970 card in the 8150-S1 like you and Scar mentioned.

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    ALso, what chipset does the sager use? Ill be trying to use the Intensity Shuttle by Black-Magic for capturing for my editing.
    link here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doid100 View Post
    ALso, what chipset does the sager use? Ill be trying to use the Intensity Shuttle by Black-Magic for capturing for my editing.
    link here
    Chipsets in current Sager models:

    NP7280 = X58

    NP8170 = HM67

    NP8150 = HM65
    NP8130 = HM65
    NP5165 = HM65
    NP5175 = HM65
    NP3250 = HM65

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