Cyberpower Fangbook EVO HX7-100 vs. Sager NP9377 vs. MSI GT70 DominatorPro-890

Which one would be the best choice?

  • CyberPowerPC EVO HX7-100

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • MSI DominatorPro-890

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sager NP9377

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • MSI PowerPro R 6:8-880

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    2

justanotherdodge

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I've narrowed my search for a powerful laptop down to 3(or 4 depending on how you look at it). I need help deciding which is the best for me.

Here are the candidates(w/ specs):

Cyberpower Fangbook EVO HX7-100 - $2050.00
CPU: Intel i7-4810MQ
RAM: 8GB(1x8) DDR3/1600
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 880M (8GB DDR5)
Drive 1: 128GB SanDisk SATA III SSD
Drive 2: 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid(6GB/s & 64MB cache)
Optical Drive: Super-Multi Slim Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner
Sound: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX TrueStudio Pro Technology
Internal Wireless Card: Killer Dual band + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard: backlit red w/ programmable keys
Card reader: 4-in-1
OS: Win 7 Pro x64
Antivirus: McAfee plus 2014
Battery: Smart Li-ion 9 cell
Warranty: 1 yr & lifetime Technical Suppport

MSI GT70 DominatorPro-890 - $2421.00
Display: 17.3" Full HD 90% NTSC LED Backlit -glossy
CPU: Intel i7-4800MQ
RAM: 12GB(1x8/1x4) DDR3/1600
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 880M (8GB DDDR5)
IC Diamond Therma Compound(GPU/CPU)
Drive 1: 128GB Samsung SATA III SSD
Drive 2: 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid(6GB/s & 64MB cache)
Optical Drive: Super-Multi Slim Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner
Sound: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX TrueStudio Pro Technology
Internal Wireless Card: Killer Dual band + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard: backlit 24 color w/ programmable keys
Card reader: 4-in-1
OS: Win 7 Pro x64
Battery: Smart Li-ion 9 cell
Warranty: 2 yr & lifetime Technical Suppport

Sager NP9377 - $2375.00
Display: 17.3" Full HD 90% NTSC LED Backlit -glossy
CPU: Intel i7-4810MQ
RAM: 8GB(1x8) DDR3/1600
GPU: Dual NVIDIA GTX 870M (6GB DDR5) in SLI
IC Diamond Therma Compound(GPU/CPU)
Drive 1: 120GB Crucial mSATA III SSD
Drive 2: 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid(6GB/s & 64MB cache)
Optical Drive: Super-Multi Slim Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner
Sound: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX TrueStudio Pro Technology
Internal Wireless Card: Killer Dual band + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard: backlit 24 color w/ programmable keys
Card reader: 9-in-1
OS: Win 7 Pro x64
Battery: Smart Li-ion 8 cell
Warranty: 1 yr & lifetime Technical Suppport

And lastly

MSI PowerPro R 6:8-880 - $2385.00
Display: 17.3" Full HD 90% NTSC LED Backlit -glossy
CPU: Intel i7-4800MQ
RAM: 8GB(1x8) DDR3/1600
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 880M (8GB DDDR5)
IC Diamond Therma Compound(GPU/CPU)
Drive 1: 128GB Samsung SATA III SSD
Drive 2: 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid(6GB/s & 64MB cache)
Optical Drive: Super-Multi Slim Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner
Sound: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX TrueStudio Pro Technology
Internal Wireless Card: Killer Dual band + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard: backlit blue w/ programmable keys
Card reader: SD (XC/HC)
OS: Win 7 Pro x64
Battery: Smart Li-ion 9 cell
Warranty: 1 yr & lifetime Technical Suppport

The things I'm mostly interesting in are as follows(I'm sure you'll see my dilemma):
Price: Not super important but its always a factor(Cyberpower wins here by almost $400)
Style: I like the Sager power, but dang it's ugly.(MSI wins here w/ multicolor keyboard & nice shell)
Power: Sager takes this one to the house(If only MSI had the SLI)
Modular: I chose all lower storage because I can upgrade those as needed(MSI still wins)
Battery: will mostly be plugged in
Weight: not an issue
Extra monitors: When at home I'll be linked to extra monitors(Cyberpower doesn't seem to have the capability w/o a docking station?)

I'm an engineer and will most likely be running some 3D modeling software on this as well as gaming.

Any insight into what you guys think I should go with would be greatly appreciated.

Edit-had to fix the poll


 

Diox55

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While the Fangbook may be 400 bucks cheaper they are known to have problems. I know you think Sager are crap looking but DAMN! Check out that gpu, 2 870M's sli'd? That's going to kick some serious ass, and parred with their reputation, I'd go for it. The MSI's while great, just don't live up as well to Sager. Also, the Sager does have a 24 color fully colorable back lit keyboard like the MSI G70, so no problem. Honestly, I see what you mean about the shell, but when it come's down to it, it's power not looks. Along with that keyboard Sager also has the alternative i7 4810MQ, which on a spec's list has no major differences, just a few minor ones, but boasts a faster clock speed. Also, don't forget Sager's reputation.
 

justanotherdodge

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Thanks for the reply. I was leaning towards the Sager and MSI DominatorPro a little already. I had a suspicion that the cheaper version of the dominator(fangbook) had to have some kind of issues with it otherwise it would have no problem selling at the same price as the dominatorpro.
 

Diox55

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Buy the Sager. You'll be backed by a fantastic company, who have won awards. Sager all the way, also buy one of these for when hardcore gaming to avoid overheating.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-NotePal-Cooling-R9-NBC-4WAK-GP/dp/B002MU1ZRS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399055732&sr=8-2&keywords=laptop+cooling
 

Fruischian1234

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honestly dual sli cards often drain A LOT of power/battery so I wouldn't recommend getting the sager. Also some games are not optomized for more than one gpu so I would recommend going to MSI, and honestly the exterior look of the sager is dull and boring too. The msi in your listing also seems to have the slightly better battery. dual gpus are better but life is a lot easier when you get a single gpu. You have less problems with it. However, sager laptops tend to give you the better bang for the buck.

My personal preference would be MSI
 
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