Sager/Clevo W230SS or W110ER? (Need to make a decision today)

dragearen

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Hi all, I am in the process of looking for a smaller, lightweight gaming laptop and I narrowed it down to one choice, but then I found a really good deal online. So, I am looking to you guys to help me decide. I would like to be able to run modern games, and continue to run modern games for a few years into the future, but I don't need to run them at top quality.

Sager NP7338 (Clevo W230SS)
13.3" 1920x1080 matte screen
4.6lb weight
2.5GHz i7-4710MQ (worth +$35 for a 4810MQ?)
2GB GTX 860M
8GB RAM
1TB 7200RPM HDD
$1040

Sager NP6110 (Clevo W110ER)
11.6" 1366x768 matte screen
3.8lb weight
2.3GHz i7-3610QM
2GB GT650M
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
$600

So, basically, is it worth the extra $400 to upgrade from an i7-3610 and GT650M to an i7-4710 and a GTX 860M? Plus the added drawback of a heavier computer.

Edit: I should add that price is a pretty big concern for me. As it is, spending $1040 on the NP7338 is stretching my budget.
 

volcanoscout

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Go with the NP7338 with the 4810MQ. It's bigger and heavier, but if you're actually going to game on it, the NP6110 is a non-starter. If you want to run modern games for a few years, same answer.
 

volcanoscout

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Go with the NP7338 with the 4810MQ. It's bigger and heavier, but if you're actually going to game on it, the NP6110 is a non-starter. If you want to run modern games for a few years, same answer.
 

volcanoscout

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I'll second the nomination for xoticpc - the NP7338 at the link is the one I got two weeks ago. Got my last laptop from them too - just retired it after five years. Their customer service is awesome. If you go for that one, pass on the IC Diamond thermal paste - get yourself a tube of it and apply it yourself - takes 10 minutes tops and will save $35 bucks. The stock paste job isn't great.
 
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