Can I get more bang for my buck? Sager laptop

Karl89

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This is the custom-built laptop I'm purchasing:

Code:
Sager NP9377-S (Clevo P377SM-A) 	Sager NP9377-S (Clevo P377SM-A)
- No External Mobile Display
- No Video Adapter
- No Copper Cooling Upgrade
- NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 980M (8.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 (Maxwell) [User Upgradeable] (SKU – GPU01X)
- FREE! - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
- Sager - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4810MQ (2.8GHz - 3.8GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) (SKU – SPU401)
- NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
- FREE! - 30 Day No Dead Pixel Warranty
- 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen (1920x1080) (SKU - SSC002)
- FREE!!! – U.S. UPS GROUND SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout) [U.S. Lower 48 ONLY / Restrictions Apply]
- No Halloween Special
- No Halloween Special
- No Halloween Special
- - No Microsoft OFFICE Software
- No Unlimited GB Cloud Backup
- No Back Up Software
- No Antivirus Essentials Software Bundle
- None
- No Operating System [Drivers & Utility Software Only (Windows 7 & 8.1)]
- No Operating System Redline Boost
- No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
- No External Mouse
- No Notebook Cooler
- No External Keyboard
- No Headset
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- No Dock/Hub/Adapter
- No Spare AC Adapter
- No Car Adapter
- Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
- No Carrying Case
- Integrated Digital Video Camera
- No TV Tuner
- Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
- No Network Accessory
- Sager - Intel® Dual Band AC 7260 802.11 A/AC/B/G/N 2.4/5.0GHz + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFI94)
- Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
- NO External USB Optical Drive
- No Back Up Hard Drive
- No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
- 6X Blu-Ray Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Sager) (SKU - ODD084)
- None Standard
- HDD Raid Settings - OFF
- 1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDDX97)
- NO mSATA Solid State Drive
- Remove - mSATA
- Non-RAID Storage
- No Custom Laptop Painting
- No Custom Laptop Painting
- No Laptop Laser-Sketch™
- Standard Laptop Finish
- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz [2x8GB] Kingston HYPER X (CL9) Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAMX99)
- Remove All Branding
- No Software Bundle
- No Global Anti-Theft Protection (Options below require an operating system)
- LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Technical Support (Labor through XPC)
Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - WTY099)
- * 24/7 LIFETIME U.S. based technical support
* Extreme QA testing by dedicated technicians
* 24-72 Hour stress testing and benchmarking to ensure top performance and stability
- Standard Production Time
- No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
- No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
- No XOTIC PC Gear
The cost is $2154.01
+ $125 for shipping & UPS brokerage
+ $341.86 for Canadian taxes (yay)
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$2620.87 total cost

It's to be a gaming & work PC.

I'd just like to make sure I'm not shafting myself by overpaying a lot considering it's quite a budget.
 

DonkeyOatie

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I don't think so.

Before I decided to build my own desktop, I planned to get a laptop. I spent three months studying things and came to the conclusion (at that time) that the Sager NP 8278-S was the right computer, the best, cheapest, goodest :). Today, I would be looking at the 9xx version of that or the NP 9377-S.

Sager (from an integrator) has a good reputation, handles heat and noise well, and lacks the 'design', bling or name that adds to the price. ASUS ROG may be a little superior in build and heat management, but not at that price point.
 
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