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  1. #16
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    I have read the Sagers are pretty good.

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    but aren't Alienware, Sager etc.. just rebranded clevos?
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    How about xtremenotebooks.com? Very good service and support reviews! Unfortunately the wife and I have to decide today. Sager looks good but on the inexpensive side with few bells and whistles. Wife REFUSES to buy a dell (Great for the wife of AMD Guy, no? ) She has to deal with them on a daily basis and says that their software support ****s. Configuring the Sagers to the full top end puts them in the same price range as the others, $ 3,000-4,000. Xtreme looks good with more extras and a separate warranty on the TFT display. Sager has the $ 200.00 no dead pixel plan as well. I think I will order one of the Xtremes and let you all know how it goes.
    Last edited by AMD Guy; June 8th, 2006 at 05:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justintime
    but aren't Alienware, Sager etc.. just rebranded clevos?
    You are correct sir.


    I also think VoodooPC and Hypersonic rebrand the Clevos, though obviously you end up paying a hefty premium for the paintjobs and those names on the case. Otherwise they're basically the same laptops.

    My laptop was around $2400, and similarly configured laptops from other retailers were more in the $2800-3000 range. I ain't paying $400-600 for an Alienhead logo.

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    On an unrelated note, where've you been the last decade?
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    Well - After looking at Alienware, Toshiba, Sager and Xtreme we went with the following from xtremenotebooks.com:

    Nova 906V Fusion
    17" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Super Wide Angle Glass View LCD
    With Xtreme LCD Accident Protection - 3 Years Total
    nVIDIA GeFORCE Go 7900 GTX PCI-E with 256MB DDR 3 VideoRAM
    AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ Processor
    1024MB 400MHz DDR RAM (2 DIMMS)
    80GB SATA 150 HDD 7200 RPM
    8X DVD±R/RW Burner with 4X Dual Layer Write Speed
    FREE External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive
    12 Cell Smart Li-Ion Battery - Approximately 2.0 Hours of Runtime
    110/220V 180W Auto Switching AC Adapter - Included
    Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    4 Speakers plus Subwoofer Integrated System - Included
    Full Size GekGear Backpack
    Windows XP Pro SP2 with Drivers and Utilities CD
    FREE D-Link Wireless Router W/Purchase!
    Kensington Retractable Notebook Lock
    802.11G 54Mbps Mini PCI Internal- Standard
    3 Years Total - ON SITE System Parts and Labor Coverage
    Internal Bluetooth Wireless Mini PCI
    Built-In Digital Video Camera
    7 in 4 Flash Card Reader

    $ 3,511.00

    Any opinions? WIll post back with review and benchmarks when it arrives. Wish us luck!

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    Sounds good.

    The specs are very nice, I will be looking forward to your thoughts when you get it.

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    I moved away from Alienware after what you and SJRacer had to say about his laptop literally burning up. Also the Alienware systems are unproven. Their first shipments will not come out until later this month, around June 27th. I do not want to be on the bleading edge in a notebook, but it would have been nice to have an SLi noteboot. However the 7900 GTX go listed above should be pretty damn close to the m9700's dual 7900 GS go video cards. I did not want my son to have to rely on software optimization to get good frame rates in games being played on his laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMD Guy
    I moved away from Alienware after what you and SJRacer had to say about his laptop literally burning up. Also the Alienware systems are unproven. Their first shipments will not come out until later this month, around June 27th. I do not want to be on the bleading edge in a notebook, but it would have been nice to have an SLi noteboot. However the 7900 GTX go listed above should be pretty damn close to the m9700's dual 7900 GS go video cards. I did not want my son to have to rely on software optimization to get good frame rates in games being played on his laptop.

    THat 7900 GTX is a screaming fast card.

    I am sure you won't have any problems playing at full settings on any game you want to play.

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    Others have posted this:

    7900 GS 3DMARK 2005 = 6975 (In a laptop)
    7900 GTX Go 3DMARK 2005 = 8478 (In a Dell M1710 with Core Duo 2.16 GHz)
    7900 GTX 3DMARK 2005 = 9800 (In a Desktop with X2 3800+ stock)

    Current Main Rig:
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    ATI X1900XT O/C to XTX speeds

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    512MB DDR RAM @ 436 MHz. (PC 3700)
    Abit AN7 motherboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMD Guy

    *snip*
    awesome specs
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    $ 3,511.00

    Any opinions? WIll post back with review and benchmarks when it arrives. Wish us luck!

    A bit rich for my blood, but definitely nice!



    Quote Originally Posted by Justintime
    On an unrelated note, where've you been the last decade?

    Around the world a few times. I'm in Bosnia at the moment. I've gotten way behind on technology so I need to start hanging out here more again. The last desktop I built was almost 4 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloneyflaps





    I've gotten way behind on technology so I need to start hanging out here more again. The last desktop I built was almost 4 years ago!

    Sounds like it's time for an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jankerson
    Sounds like it's time for an upgrade.

    It's time for more than an upgrade- it's time for a major overhaul.

    My laptop will have to be my darling through this year, which it shouldn't have any trouble doing. That'll give me time to catch up so I'll be good and ready to build come next year. (plus a bunch of new goodies will be out by then)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloneyflaps
    It's time for more than an upgrade- it's time for a major overhaul.

    My laptop will have to be my darling through this year, which it shouldn't have any trouble doing. That'll give me time to catch up so I'll be good and ready to build come next year. (plus a bunch of new goodies will be out by then)

    Yeah there will be a bunch of new stuff out next year.

    I am waiting until the end of the year to do anything myself.

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    Laptop arrived today. Very nice and quite heavy at 11 lbs. Specs are good but not quite as good as I thought they might be. Specs are listed previously in this post. No adjustable items in the BIOS. Here are the results.

    7900 GTX Go clocked at 500 / 1200

    3DMARK 2005 = 8,055.
    CPUMARK 99 = 255.
    Sandra CPU = 20,297 / 6,924 / 9,016.
    Sabdra MEM = 4,151 / 4,169.
    Sandra MM = 41,804 / 44,613.

    Memory scores are lower than I expected but this is a VIA K8T890 chipset.
    Very nice MM score due to dual vore CPU.

    Any questions?

    Current Main Rig:
    AMD FX55 @ 2.9 GHz
    2 GB PC 3200 DDR RAM
    ABIT KN8 SLi motherboard
    ATI X1900XT O/C to XTX speeds

    Retired Rig:
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton @ 2387 MHz. (217*11)
    512MB DDR RAM @ 436 MHz. (PC 3700)
    Abit AN7 motherboard
    BFG GeForce 6800GT OC!

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