MSI GT72S Dragon vs Sager SAGER NP9870-S

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  1. amd098

    amd098 Notebook Consultant

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    So I'm not sure if I should keep my MSI GT72S Dragon or switch to a SAGER NP9870-S.

    I really dislike the hybrid power thing. If I have to replace the battery every year and a half or so, that's an additional cost and then the time in transit is also time wasted.

    Specs

    MSI GT72S
    Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK
    16GB [8GB x 2] 2400MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - G.SKILL
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 8GB GDDR5 [GT72S] - Desktop Graphics Performance GPU
    Boot drive M.2 Solid State Drive 120GB Intel 540s Series M.2 SSD -- Read: 560MB/s; Write: 400MB/s - Single Drive
    Storage Hard Drive 1TB 7200rpm

    Sager specs that are different is that the the i7 is a desktop one.
    i7-6700K

    But it doesnt have that hybrid power thing. I've got a week more on my refund window. Should I do it? I don't mind paying 200 or so more for the Sager if it means I don't pay that down the line with the MSI and I don't need to ship it to them.
     
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    Most importantly weigh your future upgrade-ability factors.
     
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    yea future upgrades is a factor. i know msi will offer upgrades for gpus, but will sager do the same?
     
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    what do you mean hybrid power?
     
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    hybrid power: the power supply draws 220w, but the laptop uses ~240-300. so to power the gpu fully in demanding games like WoW, Arkham, and others, it will use your battery to help power it

    so then... you might have to replace the battery every 1.5-2 years, which means mailing it to the vendor, buying a battery from them, paying for label... and about a week or two or more of shipping. so... if i have to pay ~200 every year, i might as well pay 200 more now and buy the sager?
     
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    have you tried to procure a 330w 4 pin charger, or removing the battery cable while playing a game?
     
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    doesnt seem to be a 330w charger for this laptop sadly. seems to just be a 230 one.

    as for removing the cable, it throttles the performance without battery, or if the batter gets below 30%
     
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    It doesn't work. Even MSI knows this and they refused to change anything about it.
     
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    Another laptop added to the "do not buy" list...

    And the GT80 is limited 330w just like the AW18 lol
     
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