Looking at 2 Sager Laptops (NP8151-S or NP8153-S) or other ideas welcomed

ZBMay

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1. What is your budget?
I would like to be closer to $1500 or lower but the hard line is $1750.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
The size of the notebook is not a huge issue for me. The only reason I am choosing a laptop over a desktop is because when I travel I would like to take the laptop to the hotel with me. I would prefer a 15.6" but 17.3" is fine as well.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
I am fine with 1920 x 1080. Better than that is fine by me.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Semi-portable.

5. How much battery life do you need?
Battery life almost means 0 to me. I always had my previous laptop plugged in. At the most, my last laptop was unplugged for 45 min to 1 hour and I have that laptop for 3 years.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
I would like to play games created today at Ultra settings around 60 fps.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Nothing else CPU/GPU intensive. Most task are light weight except for the gaming. Examples are use word processing, internet, etc.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
256gb SSD is the preferred to me. I have a couple hard drives that can be used for storing information like photos. Storage speed is more important than storage size since I have multiple large hard drives at home.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8153s-clevo-p650rs.html?startcustomization=1

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8151s-clevo-p650rp6.html?startcustomization=1

The two I am looking at currently.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3+ years. This is the big selling point to me. I want the laptop I get to be able to run games at medium to high settings at 30+ fps as the videos games develop more details 3 years from now. Main reason I can't decide between a GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 is projecting that the GTX 1060 would survive that long.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD reader would be nice, but not necessary at all. If anything, I can buy an external DVD drive when the kids want to watch movies.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
No preference here. I think if you guys are recommending a brand it is for a reason (Good past experience). So I am in the trust of you guys.

My ASUS laptop broke after a year because of bad hinges attaching the screen but that is my only complaint about any company but I would still buy an ASUS if it was the best option.

13. What country do you live in?
USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Just thanks for all the help. I really appreciate you guys taking time out of your day to help me.
 

Musaab

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I spent the last three weeks studying the Clevo P650RS-G, Finally I bought one from Xotic PC, Xotic is great and their support is great and above all what ever customization you make on their site you can ask them to put it on Amazon and that is so useful for people who want to buy from outside US, they are great but since they get their systems from Sager I suggest you to buy the system with minimum Spec and make the upgrades your self later (you pay 65$to upgrade from 8 to 16 GB DDR4 from the totally unknown Goldkey while you can pay about 75$ to get Kingston 2x8 GB DDR4 2400 CL14 the best RAM you can ever buy), and don't go with IC Diamond thermal past, it has the best thermal conductivity and bad reputation of leaving scratch and burn marks, the 4K is worthy for playing 1440P and 1800P and has a better quality than the FHD panel, you can replace the memory, HDD, SSD and thermal past without voiding the warranty, and take their windows it costs 70$ and that is 30$ cheaper than buying it alone.
If you don't want to do the job yourself and live in US then go with AVA Direct their options are better an cheaper.
 

velo3100

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The 1060 is designed for people who want to play mainly in 1080p at high and ultra settings. The 1070 is designed more for people who want to play at higher resolutions. Hope that helps you pick the right sager laptop.
 

Musaab

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I spent the last three weeks studying the Clevo P650RS-G, Finally I bought one from Xotic PC, Xotic is great and their support is great and above all what ever customization you make on their site you can ask them to put it on Amazon and that is so useful for people who want to buy from outside US, they are great but since they get their systems from Sager I suggest you to buy the system with minimum Spec and make the upgrades your self later (you pay 65$to upgrade from 8 to 16 GB DDR4 from the totally unknown Goldkey while you can pay about 75$ to get Kingston 2x8 GB DDR4 2400 CL14 the best RAM you can ever buy), and don't go with IC Diamond thermal past, it has the best thermal conductivity and bad reputation of leaving scratch and burn marks, the 4K is worthy for playing 1440P and 1800P and has a better quality than the FHD panel, you can replace the memory, HDD, SSD and thermal past without voiding the warranty, and take their windows it costs 70$ and that is 30$ cheaper than buying it alone.
If you don't want to do the job yourself and live in US then go with AVA Direct their options are better an cheaper.
 

JeffDaemon

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I would take the 1070 to future proof 1080p at high and ultra settings 3 years out. And it only adds ~$100 to the price of the laptop. You do need to hop laptop models though, can't just upgrade from the order sheet. I will probably stick with 1060 in the laptop I pick because my gaming needs have dropped a bit and all my online games fit comfortable in this speed zone, and the 1060 will be much easier to keep things cooler.
 
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