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    Hello Everyone,

    I am in the market for a new laptop computer and I would like to get one custom built and I'm looking at a couple of places right now, but this site has caught my eye. My main problem is, however, that I have never bought/owned a computer before.

    I'm not completely computer illiterate as I did take some computer classes in college and I use one for work everyday, but I do not have much knowledge of which technology is the best and I don't want to spend a lot of money on a crap laptop. Any references to good websites for a crash course in computer technology would be appreciated.

    I'm essentially going to use it for music, videos and games. Though, I do plan on doing work with it (excel, powerpoint, outlook) so fast multi-tasking is a must. I'm looking at the Sager NP5760 right now and I would like to have anybody's thoughts/reviews on this laptop.

    Any help or tips would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,

    chris

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    Hi Chris

    The Sager NP5760 is a good choice. It can handle almost anything you can throw at it. It will work well for gaming, music and other misc. things. What kind of games do you play? Do you need a machine that is easy to carry around or will it mostly sit at one spot?
    Justin Nolte
    [email protected]
    http://www.xoticpc.com

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    • #3
      Hey Justin,

      Well, I will probably be playing online games like Halo and Quake. I love playing video games, but I've never had a computer to play the PC games, so I'm not exactly sure of whats out there. But, that is one reason that I want to get a sophisticated machine, so I won't be limited in what games I will be able to play.

      I'm done with school, so I don't plan on lugging it around much. I live in a studio, so I don't want to take up a lot of room with a desktop, which is why I'm looking for something along the lines of a desktop replacement.

      I do have another question, though. I have heard nothing but bad things about Vista. Is there any merit to what I've heard, or should I go ahead and get Vista? If I opt to stick with XP until they work out all of the bugs in Vista, how much would it be for me to upgrade?

      Thanks for your help and your time.

      Chris

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      • #4
        One more question....

        After reading reviews on the Sager 5670, I 've read that there are two versions of the screen the WUXGA and the WSXGA+. What is the difference between these two screens?

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        • #5
          Hi Chris =)

          I think the NP5760 would be a good fit for what you are doing. It will play all your games very well and can do many other misc. things with ease. I agree with you about Vista. I would wait until the first service pack is released until you upgrade to it. If you wanted to upgrade to Vista later it would cost around $100.

          The difference in screens is the WSXGA provides a 1680x1050 resolution while the WUXGA provides a 1920x1200 resolution. The WUXGA provides a higher resolution. This is the main difference. At the present time we only have the high resolution WUXGA in stock on this model.

          Let us know if you have any other questions =)
          Justin Nolte
          [email protected]
          http://www.xoticpc.com

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          • #6
            Hi Justin,

            Thanks again for all of your help. I have just ONE more question, I just have to wait for the funds to become available within a week, but once I order it how soon can you get it to me? =)

            Thanks again and I'm looking forward to doing business with you.

            Sincerely,

            Chris

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            • #7
              Hi Chris It takes us 24-72 hours to build/test & ship

              I look forward to hearing back from you soon!
              Justin Nolte
              [email protected]
              http://www.xoticpc.com

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              • #8
                Hey Justin,

                I know that I promised only one more question, but another has come up. Sorry if it seems silly, but as I've stated earlier, I'm not too knowledgeable about notebooks. In the NP5760 configuration screen, it gives me the option to get a second internal hard drive. After reading up on this, I am under the assumption that this hard drive would be in the optical drive bay, essentially replacing the DVD\CD player. Is this correct? If so, and I was to order a second hard drive, how difficult would it be to switch between the DVD\CD player and the hard drive? Would someone like me, with only a rudimentary knowledge of computers, be able to make this switch or would it be simpler to order an external hard drive?

                Thanks again for all of your help. You have certainly made this a lot less confusing


                Chris

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                • #9
                  Hi Chris, you are correct. It will replace the CD Drive when you put in the 2nd Hard Drive. It is very easy to switch between the 2nd Hard Drive and the CD Drive. All you need to do is release a button on the bottom of the machine to switch between the drives

                  I am sure you can do the switch and if by chance you needed assistance, we are here to help you any time
                  Justin Nolte
                  [email protected]
                  http://www.xoticpc.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CThickitt
                    Hey Justin,

                    =================clipped for brevity===================
                    I do have another question, though. I have heard nothing but bad things about Vista. Is there any merit to what I've heard, or should I go ahead and get Vista? If I opt to stick with XP until they work out all of the bugs in Vista, how much would it be for me to upgrade?

                    Thanks for your help and your time.

                    Chris
                    RESPONSE: VISTA--I too am heraing only bad things about this OS. No surprise, each time Micro$oft releases a new OS, it's full of bugs. What I do is stay with my existing OS until three years have passed. By that time, most MS bugs are ironed out (in theory) so that the system is either stable or has been replaced with one that is more stable (remember Windows ME?) and driver issues resolved. To me the latest and greatest is a computer and OS that gets the job I want to do done. I have no time to fiddle and fuss with this and that, I'm not being paid to do that. I'm paid to get my job done.
                    ---Those are my principles. if you don't like them, I have others.--- {Groucho Marx}

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