Which 15.6" Gaming Laptop: Sager NP9130 or Asus G55VW-DH71

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by gpod9, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. gpod9

    gpod9 Junior Member

    Oct 25, 2012
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    1) What is your budget?

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook?

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Asus, Sager
    b. Dislike: Lenovo, Dell, HP, Gateway, Alienware

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Gaming, Work, Browsing the internet

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    Yes, FPS, Action, Simulations

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    4 Hours Max

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Does Not Matter

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    Windows 7 or Windows 8

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
    1600x900 to 1080p

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    Prefer Glossy

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    By the first week of January

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    A few years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    I will be using my 256 GB SSD thats in my MacBook Pro.

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    Don't care.

    Right now I'm looking at the Sager NP9130 and the Asus G55VW-DH71. I'm leaning towards the Sager. Out of the two laptops which one is better in the following:
    1. GPU Performance
    2. Better Wireless Network Card
    3. Screen
    4. Sound Quality
    5. Build Quality
    6. Fan Noise (Must not be loud)
    7. Better Keyboard and Touchpad
    8. Reliability
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  3. lakedude

    lakedude Golden Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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    Sager computers are custom and that model number does not define a specific setup. What are the specs on the specific build you are looking at?

    The Asus has a GTX660m which is decent but the Sager has better GPUs available.

    I just bought a laptop in this same price range.

    Paid $1299.99 for an MSI GT70 0NC-494US

    17.3" Full HD (1080p and matte which I prefer)
    Steel-series multi-color lit keys (cool)
    Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz (awesome)
    12GB DDR3-1600 RAM
    750GB HDD (7200RPM I believe)
    Windows 8 Multi-language 64-bit and a
    GTX 670MX (note the MX is the new 28nm GPU while the 670M is old 40nm Fermi based)

    Only 2 things I don't really like

    1) Windows 8
    2) It is a bit huge and heavy...
  4. Skott

    Skott Diamond Member

    Oct 4, 2005
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    What you haven't told us is where/who you plan on buying this from and what the full component listing is.

    Having said that Sager has a better cooling system than ASUS but ASUS tends to be a little cheaper on pricing. Assuming we are talking about stock configs the Sager is going to be better performance via components alone. Not by huge amounts but enough to say it is better. I'd go with the Sager if you can afford it. And buy it from someone like XoticPC, PCTorque, GenTech, etc., They'll have the better customer service than the parent manufacturers whichever you choose.

    Just my 2 coppers anyway.
  5. lakedude

    lakedude Golden Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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