NEW Build, laptop/notebook, Sager vs ROG vs ?? PLEASE COMMENT on configuration and likely performance.

ElFloydo

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Please give opinion.

I have been wrestling with making a final decision on a laptop that will replace my PC (finally... i am still running an xp pro, pent4, 2ram, office 03 system).

I bought an Asus ROG gaming GX750 with 17.3" screen. It was simply too big/heavy for practical usage, so I returned it last week.

My usage is 85% business, 15% games/movies. I am a publisher, so a good portion of my business activity (and family life) includes editing and rendering video/movies as well as graphic files.

I loved the ROG, but needed to step down in size, weight, etc. In researching next size down options, i came across Sager as an option. I have not read anything negative about Sager systems, with the exception that they are not sexy in appearance, which is not important to me. Great value is most important to me (biggest bang for buck) that is unquestionably reliable in build quality.

With that said, I have priced out a Sager NP7358 system that is designed to replace my PC entirely, including my external harddrive back-up storage device.

Please give me your thoughts on the following configuration. If money were no object, the pair of RAID HDD would be SSD, but alas I am not made of the greenbacks.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND INSIGHTS. YOU GUYS ROCK!




NP7358 $1,603.00 $1,603.00

Display
15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Surface (1920 x 1080)

Video & Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 Video Memory

CPU Processor
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.50GHz)

Thermal Compound
Stock Standard Thermal Compound

Operating System
Genuine MS Windows® 8.1 64-Bit Edition

Memory
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB [$90.00]

mSATA SSD Drive
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Series mSATA3 SSD - Preconfigured as an OS Drive (Primary Drive C) [$115.00]

Hard Drive & SSD Drive RAID Storage Options
Info RAID-1 Storage ( Data Mirror - Requires 2nd HDD with identical capacity as 1st HDD)
Hard Disk Drive 1 1TB 7200rpm SATA2 Hard Drive
Hard Disk Drive 2 1TB 7200rpm SATA2 Secondary Hard Drive in RAID configuration [$95.00]

Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case
6X BD-R Blu-ray Burner/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software [$75.00]

Wireless Network Card
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 AC Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Module

Primary Battery
Smart Li-ION Battery Pack

Integrated Security Device
Fingerprint Reader

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 365 Trial - Included in Price

Warranty
Sager 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty [$149.00]
 

ElFloydo

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I do a lot of video/movie editing as well as manipulation of high res graphics files (magazines, etc). the newer GPU is sexy, but soooo much more money (upgrade is approximately $550, but wasnt offered on this particular system).
 
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