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**Official Sager NP5160 / Clevo W150HNQ Owners' Lounge**

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by Ryan, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Vanaru

    Vanaru Notebook Enthusiast

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    Quick question, guys-

    Im gonna order one of these in a few months (after this SB nonsense dies down). But I think Im going to start stocking up on hardware for it. I just bought a 128gb SSD ($120 NIB off CL), but it doesnt have an enclosure. If I order a 5160 from say, Xoticpc, with like a 120gb HD in the optical bay, can I just switch the SSD for the one it comes with? Basically, Id be paying for the caddy, and sell the installed HD.
     
  2. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    Yea or you can also just order a laptop and we can give you a price for a caddy to go with it and you don't have to buy a 120GB HD just to get a caddy. Just PM us for more info =)
     
  3. charlie3

    charlie3 Notebook Guru

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    I had a little boutique factory where I manufactured my own designs. When a new product was all figured out and customers were waiting it always seemed to take FOREVER! The miracle of these little boxes is how they can be so complicated and so cheap and so trouble free. I say cut em some slack on this. There's always scrabble, or knitting.
     
  4. aznguyen316

    aznguyen316 Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    I have my own caddy that I used in my 13" macbook in place of the optical drive. So that would work in one of these Sager Models? how does the tray load work? Is there an opening? Would I transfer the plastic? MB had slot loading so it was easy to just swap in and out, unsure about the tray ones found in the Sagers in terms of a caddy.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator Moderator

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    The tray loading ones have a little screw that holds the drive in place.

    Thus, you would need to unscrew the screw, and push it out from inside a bit, and you will be able to find a handle that you can just grab and pull out.

    A tray-load may seem a bit complicated at first, but after you locate the single screw, it will be much easier.

    Also, you have to transfer the mounting bracket which was held by the screw to the caddy, and you will be all set.
     
  6. aznguyen316

    aznguyen316 Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    thanks sounds easy enough. I can't wait to possibly get one of these or the np8150s hmmm
     
  7. Larry@LPC-Digital

    Larry@LPC-Digital Company Representative

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    Status update to Sager NP5160 & NP5170, these two models now has a new ETA of mid-March...:)
     
  8. aznguyen316

    aznguyen316 Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    does that mean ETA to those that are pre-ordering?
     
  9. Larry@LPC-Digital

    Larry@LPC-Digital Company Representative

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    Before this annoucement these were planing to start shipping out a couple of weeks later. Now it is sooner for those pre-ordering :)
     
  10. hawk1410

    hawk1410 Bird of Prey

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    I am thinking of getting one in April and wanted to know if it has a backlit keyboard? if not that might be a dealbreaker for me. Also xoticpc offers custom graphic/logo and I wanted to know if that is any good. I mean does it look high end or just as if a sticker has been stuck on?
     
  11. Bhima

    Bhima Notebook Consultant

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    it does not have a backlit keyboard hawk, though of all the features to be missing, I can hardly think of a reason why a backlit keyboard would be the dealbreaker. I can't find a laptop with as much power and as nice a screen for the money as this. I think Xotic offers a few different custom graphic options ranging from high quality stickers to straight up paint jobs.
     
  12. Illini2002

    Illini2002 Newbie

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    Hi, I'm in the market for a new SB laptop. I'm considering the NP5160 but have concerns about the build quality. If I did my research correctly this has the same chassis as the NP5125 and looking through that owner's lounge did nothing to assuage my fears. Reviews such as the one about the NP5125 on notebookreview.com didn't help either. Can anyone speak to whether or not this is just personal preference or is there really a perceptible difference in the quality of this to say a Sony or Asus laptop? Also Justin mentioned a newer A Surface for this... is it more rigid or merely cosmetic?
     
  13. hawk1410

    hawk1410 Bird of Prey

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    I currently own a Dell studio 15 and it does have a backlot keyboard. There have been many times when I was unable to use the keyboard without turning the backlight on but I guess I could do without it. I'll still wait till somebody gets one and posts their review before I get mine. I was going with an alienware m15x but the bad battery life kinda was a deal breaker. So now I am hoping that this with the SB processor and optimus does provide me with enough battery life.
    About the xotic custom graphics has any one hot them and do they look any good? I an really concerned that they'll just look cheap
     
  14. the[r]

    the[r] Notebook Consultant

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    i have been recommended this laptop and just had a few questions, i know its not been released yet but i only play WoW and sc2 and just wondered if there was a similar model and how well that laptop keeps cool, i also understand different cpu/gpu can affect the heat output just wondering if this laptop overall has good heat dissipation
     
  15. vrulg

    vrulg Newbie

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    I'm quite interested in this my self. I'm considering this as a laptop that I'd be carrying around quite a lot, and doing a good amount of writing on. The specs sound great, I'd pre-order it right now but for concerns about the keyboard/chassis.
     
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    Bhima Notebook Consultant

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    Well, I found some info regarding WoW and a 330M video card which is between 10-25% less powerful than the 540M that is in this Clevo. I believe there is even a youtube vid of some guy playing WOW on his Sony F series (with the 330M) with some really great framerates at FHD. I think WoW will run perfectly on this machine, and SC2 will run great on detail High or less... you will not be able to get desirable framerates with Ultra on. Hope this info helps!
     
  17. the[r]

    the[r] Notebook Consultant

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    lol yea i didnt plan on trying to run sc2 on ultra anyways aslong as i can get smooth framerates on normal ill be happy
     
  18. the[r]

    the[r] Notebook Consultant

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    how soon could we see this with dualcore sb and other gpu options that are not soldered to the board
     
  19. mythlogic

    mythlogic Company Representative

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    We have the full line of Dual Core SNB procs up on our website. Our first SNB dual-core production CPU will be in our hands today, now if we had a machine to do some benching we would. But you can PM me for more info if you want :)
     
  20. othonda

    othonda Notebook Deity

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    Can the Sager resellers chime in on when they will have the Dual cores up on their websites?
     

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