This Computer Looks Better and Cheaper Than a 15" MBP. Why?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KWarp, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. KWarp macrumors newbie

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    http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP8690

    This computer has better specs than all of the latest 15" Macbook Pros, and is hundreds of dollars cheaper. Why is that?

    Let's take a good 15" MBP with the hi-res 1050p glossy screen, i7, and 500gb 7200rpm HD. That's about $2130 with the educational discount.
    The Sager Laptop, with the 1080p screen, same i7 and HD, and a better graphics card with 1GB VRAM, costs about $1830.

    Where is my $300 (+ worse tech specs) going into these Macbook Pros?
     
  2. MBPi7 macrumors member

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    Give it a little bit of thought, sure you'll work it out. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    Impressive battery life + unibody + Multi-Touch trackpad + OSX = $300.
     
  4. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. These people need to stop trying and stop posting on these forums.
     
  5. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    man this laptop literally has EVERYTHING i ever wanted, too bad it probably weighs more than a brick and has 30 min battery life.

    Wish a macbook pro could have those specs.../dreams

     
  6. ipponrg macrumors 6502a

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    i used to own sager 17". The battery life was abysmal (1 hr on full charge) but then again ti had a Nvidia 7800 at the time. I spent $2100 for it back then, and kinda regret it.
     
  7. hypermog macrumors regular

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    It doesn't have light-up fruit on the back. Checkmate.
     
  8. KWarp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see, so the catch is crappy battery life. Thanks.

    (Not trolling, just asking.)
     
  9. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    well it's really 3 items.

    1) battery life
    2) weight
    3) cheap plastic casing vs apple's more compact much better looking unibody.

    If a company can pack all that crap into a laptop and solve those 3 issues, macbookpro will be dead.
     
  10. Horus macrumors regular

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    It has better specs than the MBP but, does it look better? No way in hell.
     
  11. plinden macrumors 68040

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    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5406

    OK, it does have decent graphics performance for a notebook, but if you're looking for a gaming computer, for deity's sake buy/build a desktop.
     
  12. ttran88 macrumors regular

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  13. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    don't forget that macbook pro's run nearly silent also, even under load the fan is still very quiet.. this is one of my favorite things about them.
     
  14. vant macrumors 65816

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    What do you use a laptop for?

    I personally use it to go to classes, play the occasional game, music, and a little bit of video editing.

    So what specs are most important for that? Well I need battery life because my lecture class has no power ports (300 students, about 10 power ports?). I need a battery that can last at least 5 hours to go throughout my day before I reach my adapter that sits at home. I also need a smaller size/weight, because I carry books and such.

    A laptop like sager's wouldn't even be worth a grand to me because of these issues.
     
  15. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Wow! I actually chuckled to myself when I saw the battery life. That's downright pathetic!
     
  16. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    Indeed.

    ... > $400 in my book.
     
  17. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    lol.. see, Bill himself is turned off by it
     
  18. Horus macrumors regular

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  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    the esata slot would be nice but don't really need it as mine will have the express card slot...(screw you SD card reader :p)
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :rolleyes:
    Picture 2.jpg
     
  21. junko macrumors newbie

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  22. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Those things are bricks.I have one.Sitting in a bucket somewhere.I think it's a dual AMD or something.it's got like 2GB of DDR2 ram and a 80GB HD.If I remember right the GPU is fried.
     
  23. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    That right there makes my back hurt thinking about it.I walk everywhere so yeah.That with my regular 2 books and my 5 pounds of random computer stuff I feel like I always need on me=hurt back.
     

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  24. djjemo macrumors member

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    It obviously looks like scat from a goat at most...:)
     

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