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Laptop for Gaming/Travel/College

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  • Laptop for Gaming/Travel/College

    I'm looking for a laptop for multiple uses; gaming, travel, and college. My price range is $1500 - $2300.
    I plan to use the laptop from anywhere between 1hr to 8hrs, so cooling is fairly important

    Extra: I wouldn't mind the laptop having some features for media use via watching blu-ray videos and setting it

    Something similar to these specs:

    Sager NP8672 (Clevo P670SG)
    - EXTRA SAVINGS! - Military Discount (Minimum Purchase of $1100 / Verification Required / Savings will be applied after checkout)
    - 40% Off - Full Size Notebook Cooler - Large 200mm Blue LED Fan - USB Powered (For up to 17" Laptops) [Was: $79.00]
    - Special Upgrade Package – “the Cooling Package” – IC Diamond Thermal Compound + Copper Cooling Upgrade ($104.00 Value!)
    - No Fourth Of July Special
    - FREE - Batman™: Arkham Knight w/ purchase of GeForce GTX 970M or above Notebook [must be requested during checkout / limited supply]
    - FREE! – FEDEX Ground SHIPPING (Use Coupon Code "FREESHIP" in Checkout) [U.S. Lower 48 ONLY / Restrictions Apply]
    - 17.3” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Matte Type Sager IPS Screen (SKU - SSC879)
    - Standard No Dead Pixel Policy
    - XOTIC PC Professional Monitor Color Calibration (Operating System is required) (XPC Service - requires shipment to XOTIC PC)
    - 4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz - 3.6GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache)
    - - Stock OEM Thermal Compound
    - NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 980M (4.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 (Maxwell) w/ Optimus™ Technology
    - No Copper Cooling Upgrade
    - No Video Adapter
    - No External Mobile Display
    - 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1x8GB] Dual Channel Memory (SKU - RAM02S)
    - Sager Branding
    - Standard Laptop Finish
    - No Laptop Laser-Sketch™
    - No Custom Laptop Painting
    - No Custom Laptop Painting
    - Non-RAID Storage
    - M.2 Slot 1 Preconfigured as an OS Drive ( Operating System – Drive C: ) / M.2 Slot 2 ( Storage Drive )
    - 256GB Micron M600 M.2 SSD
    - No M.2 SSD Drive
    - 1TB 7200RPM [SATA II - 3GB/s] (SKU - HDDYY1)
    - None Standard --
    - HDD Raid Settings - OFF
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - Bluetooth Included *With select wireless cards only* (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
    - Sager - Intel® Dual Band AC 7265 [M.2 Chip] 802.11 A/AC/B/G/N 2.4/5.0GHz + Bluetooth™ 4.0 (SKU - WIFIX1)
    - No Network Accessory
    - Internal 6-in-1 Card Reader
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - No Carrying Case
    - Smart Li-ion Battery (4-Cell)
    - No Car Adapter
    - No Spare AC Adapter
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No Headset
    - No External Keyboard
    - No External Mouse
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system
    - No Operating System Redline Boost
    - No Operating System [Drivers & Utility Software Only (Windows 7 & 8.1)]
    - No Back Up Software
    - No Unlimited GB Cloud Backup
    - - No Microsoft OFFICE Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - Installation of Global Anti-Theft Protection (globally track your PC if it is stolen) (O.S. Required) (XPC Service)
    - None
    - LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Technical Support (Labor through XPC)
    Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Parts Warranty Repairs (SKU - WTY099)

    - * 24/7 LIFETIME U.S. based technical support
    * Extreme QA testing by dedicated technicians
    * 24-72 Hour stress testing and benchmarking to ensure top performance and stability

    - Standard Production Time
    - No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
    - No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
    - No XOTIC PC Gear

  • #2
    It looks like you've already got a solid build picked out there, but for some alternatives models I'd take a look at the G-Sync models from MSI and Sager. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G 1438 http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt72-domi...38-p-8290.html and the Sager NP9773 http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9773-...mg-p-8299.html

    Neither will be quite as light as the NP8672 however.
    Best regards,
    Jake M @ XOTIC PC ; jake.m@xoticpc.com
    MY RIG ; Sager NP9175, equipped with:
    Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, Intel i7 8700 CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2400Mhz, 256GB M.2 SSD, 2TB SSHD Firecuda.


    • #3
      Thanks for the Input. This is the first time I heard about g-sync and it seems a very interesting concept. So if I do decide the later I'll probably go with the Sager NP9773 due to the CPU choices. To be honest I believe the 5th gen isn't as great as the 4th gen currently (between the sager and msi models listed). I do want a laptop to meet my gaming needs both past, present, and future games. So I'm curious how much an advantage g-sync will be future games or current releases (Witcher 3, Batman: AK, etc.). I guess it's more internally weather I mind the tearing or not on some games. Any input will be helpful.


      • #4
        If you do some searching around on the internet you can see it's not just no screen tearing but also a smoother overall gameplay experience. The G-Sync panel actually syncs up your video card to your screen for a much smoother display when gaming.

        I'd recommend the NP9773 as well as it's going to give you great gaming performance as well as great CPU performance. Here's a good resource with game performance per video card for PC games http://www.notebookcheck.net/Compute...s.13849.0.html
        Best regards,
        Jake M @ XOTIC PC ; jake.m@xoticpc.com
        MY RIG ; Sager NP9175, equipped with:
        Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, Intel i7 8700 CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2400Mhz, 256GB M.2 SSD, 2TB SSHD Firecuda.


        • #5
          Thanks again! I did do some more research and I do plan to buy NP 9773. But before I make my purchase; what is the difference between 9773 and 9773-S?


          • #6
            Just want to say thanks for everything! I did make an purcahse for the 9773-S since it was already preloaded with most of the specs I was after. Only one problem I forgot to apply the military discount, so hopefully I can get that fixed before it's too late.


            • #7
              It's no problem at all, thank you for choosing Xotic PC! PM me or email me your order number at jason.b@xoticpc.com and I can look into that military discount for you.
              Best regards,
              Jake M @ XOTIC PC ; jake.m@xoticpc.com
              MY RIG ; Sager NP9175, equipped with:
              Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, Intel i7 8700 CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2400Mhz, 256GB M.2 SSD, 2TB SSHD Firecuda.