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Z-06

First Core I7 Notebook

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Has anybody heard of them?

- Display: 17" Wide Viewing Angles WUXGA LCD with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1200)

- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-975 Processor Extreme Edition ( 8MB L3 Cache, 3.33GHz, 6.4GT/sec QPI )[+$790.00]

- Video & Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 Video Memory

- Operating System: Genuine MS Windows® VISTA BUSINESS 64-Bit Edition with Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64 Coupon[+$55.00]

- Memory: 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 3 X 2GB[+$120.00]

- RAID Storage Options: Non-RAID Storage

- Primary Hard Disk Drive: 250GB 5400rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive

- 2nd Hard Disk Drive: 250GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Secondary Hard Disk Drive[+$70.00]

- Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software

- Wireless Network Card: Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module

- Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth V2.1 Module

- Primary Battery: Smart Li-ION Battery Pack (12 Cells)

- Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office Ready with Free 60-Day Trial

- Warranty: Sager 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty[+$269.00]

- Carrying Bag: Standard Carrying Bag

Pretty decent system for the price of a Alienware M17x and much powerful CPU.

How is the warranty and support service?

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I wouldn't recommend buying a powerful laptop, coming from personal experience. I had one, albeit one that I got a couple years ago, and if were to do it again, I wouldn't.

You're better off getting a full fledged desktop with similar specs for cheaper, and geeing a low-power notebook for the road. Heat's a huge issue, the power consumption is really lousy, and in many cases, they stay tethered to a desk defeating the point of portability. Plus, you're limited in terms of upgradability.

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Sager makes some quality stuff but a little overkill and heavy and HOT!!! I have a Prescott P4 @ 3.2 ghz sager and some ati card at the time it was awesome but battery topped at like 45 minutes. I would recommend Alienware or dell xps as they look good thinner and backed by dell warranty.

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I wouldn't recommend buying a powerful laptop, coming from personal experience. I had one, albeit one that I got a couple years ago, and if were to do it again, I wouldn't.

You're better off getting a full fledged desktop with similar specs for cheaper, and geeing a low-power notebook for the road. Heat's a huge issue, the power consumption is really lousy, and in many cases, they stay tethered to a desk defeating the point of portability. Plus, you're limited in terms of upgradability.

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What he said......

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This makes me wonder if I should hold out for a Thinkpad update. I'm looking into getting a laptop soon. My desktop isn't the latest and greatest, but it does exactly what I need and want from it. I have been wanting a notebook for a while, especially for school.

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