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The Sager NP8130 Review by Mr. Mysterious

Discussion in 'Sager/Clevo Reviews & Owners' Lounges' started by Mr_Mysterious, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. icyTonkatsu™

    icyTonkatsu™ Newbie

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    Just can't thank you guys doing the extensive reviews enough, so thank you! Always comforting to see and hear real experiences before purchasing the laptop, which is quite an investment!

    Cheers.
     
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    Yea wanted to thank you guys for your extensive reviews, it helped me decide to pull the trigger on this laptop because GOD knows how many times I switched between laptop models and companies...

    I love the high performance, low-key look of this laptop! (Though I haven't received it)... And to think I was going to go with another laptop with flashing LED lights everywhere :eek: No offense to people who like those things :p
     
  3. Mr_Mysterious

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    BOOO ALIENWARE!

    Ok ok jk :p I like alienwares, but you have to find the laptop that most suits your needs.

    Hopefully, for a lot of people, the Sager NP8130 fulfills all of that :)

    Oh, and you're welcome, guys. :D It was a lot of fun to write that review up.

    Mr. Mysterious
     
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    Hey thanks Mr. Mysterious this is a great review!

    I was planning on getting a Macbook Pro originally b/c I was overwhelmed with all the different brands and models available and this review helped me a lot.(Not to enforce stereotypes, but I believe a lot of Mac owners don't really know/care about the internals that much)

    It's also obvious that this is a beast even compared to the ~$2k model of the MBP. :eek:
     
  5. Mr_Mysterious

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    Lol, and this is just my opinion, but I believe that most MB owners outside of NBR do not care about laptops and about their potential and what they hold inside. :)

    NBR is for the coinnoisseurs...for the fanatics...for the people that love laptops :D

    Mr. Mysterious
     
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    Thanks for this review! Im about to buy the NP8130 from XoticPC with the i7-2630QM, and everything else as standard fare. What I want to know, did you opt for the thermal paste? I saw temp readings, but maybe I missed if you mentioned that. I will be switching from my Alienware m5550 that I bought in 2005 lol
     
  7. Mr_Mysterious

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    No thermal paste for me :)

    As in, no thermal paste beyond what comes stock/standard.

    Mr. Mysterious
     
  8. r3devi7

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    Thanks for the fast reply! I really want to buy this RIGHT NOW, but leave for vacation in 10 days, so I doubt it would arrive in time. Guess I just have to wait lol
     
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    Patience is a virtue :)

    Mr. Mysterious
     
  10. Nathand

    Nathand Notebook Consultant

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    Would you happen to know the actual width and height of the screen? I'm trying to visualize what this laptop will look like with respect to my current 16:10 laptop.
     
  11. Mr_Mysterious

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    Lol, that is something to ask the resellers. I don't have measuring tape right now and I left my laptop safely at home.

    Mr. Mysterious
     
  12. Nathand

    Nathand Notebook Consultant

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    OK :)

    I found this website: Visual TV Size Comparison : 15.6 inch 16x9 display vs 17.3 inch 16x9 display, but I wasn't sure if the dimensions on there were actually correct. If so, that's kind of depressing, because it's really, really small - at least compared to my current 17" 16:10 laptop.

    I resized a window on my laptop to the dimensions on that page and this is what it looked like:

    [​IMG]

    That's a really big difference :(

    Do you feel like your NP8130's screen is large enough for you? I'm having a hard time imagining using a screen that small..
     
  13. Anthony@MALIBAL

    Anthony@MALIBAL Company Representative

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    Those dimensions are just about right. But it looks like you resized your screen a bit off. The comparison on that site you linked shows the difference, and it's not as marked as what you're showing.

    You also have to keep in mind that a 17" 1080p screen versus a 15.6" 1080p screen both have the same number of pixels. It's just that the 17" has bigger pixels. Now it is a slight loss over a 16x10 aspect ratio though.

    I have the P150HM at home, and it's been a nice step up going from a 1680x1050 previously- though coming from 16x10, it may be worse for you (assuming it was a high res 16x10, it if was lower than 1920x1200, then you'll still have more screen space overall)
     
  14. Nathand

    Nathand Notebook Consultant

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    I'm pretty sure I resized the explorer window correctly. My current laptop is 16:10, though, which is why there is more space at the top.

    Good point.
     
  15. Proudclad

    Proudclad Notebook Consultant

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    Can you tell me where you got that awesome space theme for your background, MrMystery?
     
  16. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Just curious. I was looking at the 3DMark Vantage results. Here's what I got from my machine, which is vastly different from the original results:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Blueinteresteds

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    Just ordered it from Malibal, Thanks Mysterious for your in-depth review, I have re-read it many times over the past month. The pictures were helpful:) I hope to post my own mini review of it soon enough. Right now just waiting...
     
  18. Krios

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    I was just briefly considering getting this while looking at other laptops last week, when I stumbled upon this review while researching the laptop. Thanks a lot for putting this up, it really helped me make up my mind :)
     
  19. Proudclad

    Proudclad Notebook Consultant

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    bump for Mysterious. I'd like to have a copy of that background if possible =D

    And I must say, your review is making the wait much easier. Just a day or two more and my baby will be here. =(
     
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