Look: 2.2GHZ P4 notebook! World's fastest! Coming next week!

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  1. gocyrus macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2001
    Sager NP5620-V Notebook Computer with a 2.2GHZ P4 is coming next week. This baby is way faster than the models coming out by Dell, Gateway, and others at 1.6 & 1.7 GHZ. It also has the ATI 7500 mobile graphics with 64MB DDR AGP video RAM.

    Sager can now lay claim to the world's fastest notebook PC by a long shot. It smashes even Apple's 667MHZ Ti PB G4 by a wide margin.

    *** Prices start at just $1,695. A fully loaded system is just $2,495.


    15" SXGA+ Active Matrix Display
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor up to 2.2GHZ
    256 MB 266MHz PC2100 DDR [Expandable to 1024 MB]
    20.0/30.0/40.0 GB Ultra DMA Hard Drive
    24X Max./ 8X Max. DVD Detachable CD-ROM Drive
    Smart Li-ION Battery
    Front Panel Audio DJ CD Player
    256KB on-die / 512KB on-die Cache
    Removable 3.5" FDD exchangeable with opt. Cd-ROM, CD-RW, COMBO or 2nd Battery
    Wavetable 3D Stereo Audio/AC'97 2.1
    1 Type II PCMCIA Slots
    Infra Red, Wireless Fast IR interface
    4 USB Ports
    1 IEEE-1394 Port (4 PIN)

    Other Ports: 1 S/PDIF out, 1 headphone, 1 infrared, 1 microphone, 1 parallel, 1 PS/2 keyboard, 1 SVGA video, 1 TV-out, 1 RJ-45(LAN), 1 RJ-11(Modem)

    Additional Features: Integrated 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN & V.90 56K Fax/Modem, Optional 8X Max.

    DVD-ROM, 8x4x24 Max. CD-RW, and 8X DVD/8x8x24 CD-RW Combo drive

    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Auto Switch 110/220V AC Adapter, AC power cord, User's Manual, Utility CD

    Dimension (H) x (W) x (D) : 1.7"x13"x11.4"
    Weight: 9.6lbs. with Battery
    One year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty. (2 or 3 year Extended Warranty Plan optional.)

    Lifetime Free Technical Support

    Here is a big picture of the NP5620-V notebook.
  2. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    Re: Look: 2.2GHZ P4 notebook! World's fastest! Coming next week!

    The clone shop around the corner from where I work sells Sager notebooks. They look really impressive as far as PC notebooks go... And their prices are certainly low. That's about all the nice things I can say about Sager notebooks. We see probably half a dozen of them a month with catastrophic failures of one sort or another... I can't get the owner of the clone shop to tell me how many THEY see come back. He did volunteer that they would not be keeping any more in stock, though, and would only special order them. He also will not sell them without an extended warranty... specifically a VAC warranty (This means that if it comes back after 31 days, HE gets paid to work on a machine HE sold.. pretty slick.. I bet they stop supporting Sager, though)
    All the "lifetime free TECH support" in the world doesn't get a dead screen working again, though. "Clone" notebooks (Trogon, Sager, Packard Bell, many others) are almost always more grief than they are worth... and almost universally use desktop CPU's that cause battery life to utterly and completely SUCK. As pretty much any Apple owner would tell you, you get what you pay for.
  3. gocyrus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2001
    S/PDIF out port

    Did I forget to mention it has a S/PDIF out port?

    How many notebooks can you think of have that?

  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
  5. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    That thing's got a better audio spec than any Mac ever, desktop or otherwise. why can't we have digital and analog inputs ?

    you can't do anything musically with any mac without bringing the CPU to it's knees with software synths and spending extra on a quality audio card or next to nothing on some USB junk.

    It's about time apple started to add audio to it's "digital hub", if the next TiBook is as powerful as this PC laptop for audio work I think I'll kiss the desktop route goodbye forever. More realistically macs will have worthless audio capabilities forever and I'll be upgrading from my DigiToolboxXP system to a Digi001 system when I buy my next desktop mac.

    why not work with some third parties on getting the macs audio upto spec, they credit roland for the soundset they use in QT musical instruments and they have close ties with Digidesign, why not give the mac the converters off the old discontinued Audiomedia III card that toolboxXP came with, add a synthesis chip from Roland and give us SP/DIF and RCA audio in and out ?

    They can put the damn headphone socket on the front of the tower too, along with a USB port, It's not ease of use to have scrabble down the back of a computer just to plug in something like a joypad or a pair of headphones.

    okay, this is drifting off topic but the mac is totally crushed by the PC for audio, well before you add some decent 3rd party hardware anyway, it's still crushed on raw processing power for running plug-ins and stuff.
  6. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    How did I know this was posted by Gocyrus?

    Macrumors, cy, Mac. What do we have to do for you to get that?
  7. jermsmingy macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2002
    p4 sucks!

    Hey the p4 is the worst chip on the face of the planet. i would take a p3 over a p4 and I wouldn't use a p3. pc's suck. the g4 rules!
  8. Onyxx macrumors regular

    May 5, 2001
    a few things...

    first of all, gocyrus go away. This is a mac board. Take your hapless techno-weenie ideals and shove it up your @ss. Now that said, onto pulling apart this "laptop".

    1) 2.2 ghz p4?!? sure, with how many fans blowing hot air onto your lap? And what is it going to ship with in terms of batteries? 3 lithium ion batts and a spare hand crank generator for when your 2.5 hours of battery juice (this includes the combined effort of all 3 batteries) is all used up? Riiiiiiight. I would want this anyday over a fanless (yes the tibook has a fan but i rarely goes on) 1 inch thick laptop with a 5 hour batterylife. oh wait it boasts almost 3 hours on low power!!! Yeah!

    2) any idea of how much this is going to weigh? hmm its large enough to acomodate 4 usb ports, up to 2 cd bays, and a battery to boot!
    Dimension (H) x (W) x (D) : 1.7"x13"x11.4"     Weight: 9.6lbs. 9.6 lbs!! thats with only one battery and no gear what so ever! laptop my @ss! go ahead gocyrus, lug your compu-brick, just remember to wear your back support brace before you try to move your "portable".
    hmm lets see:
    >6lb tibook
    >10lb compu-brick
    wow what a choice for a "mobile" computer.

    3) how fast does a "mobile p4 2.2 ghz" run under battery? with its "low-voltage" design something is telling me that it won't be opperating at 2.2 ghz on portable juice. Useless.

    4) sure it has a 15 inch screen but those of us that run programs with massive amount of paletes and windows (ex. final cut pro, photo shop, flash, etc. oh wait a sec, that just about every professional application out there!) know the advantage of the tibook's wide aspect ratio screen. that little bit of extra horizontal space can make a big difference. But considering that the people that will be buying the "fastest notebook" will be you average consumers that don't know anything else, it will be fine.

    5) the final straw IS THAT IT RUNS WINBLOWS!! I don't care how fast a machine is, if it doesn't run on a reliable os i don't want it. And winblows xp, me, etc. is not a reliable (nor stable) os.

    in my own opinion, the tibook will more than hold its own in every place that counts for a MOBILE computer, and then some. go out and buy that machine gocyrus, show us what you can do with its amazing power. maybe your "music" will improve as a result. just maybe.
  9. iMax macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I may be newly registered, but I've been reading these posts fro a while, and I just have to say if you want him to go away, don't post back! ignore him and he'll go away, it's that whole I want attention mentality of a third grader...
  10. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
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