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#1 Onion

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

I forgot the name of a laptop brand... Its not sold at main retailers, and they're very high quality. Prices start at around $1,000. I keep wanting to call it "Anker" but that's a battery brand. I think someone on here has/had one, maybe SpeedCrazy but I can't remember. I did some googling but it isn't mainstream so I can't find anything. 


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 05:34 PM

Sorry Acer is my only guess for that price range



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

Nope, way too mainstream. Its about as well known as CyberPower. 


Rig 1: Q9450 @ 4.0 â–º P45-UD3R â–º GTX 275 â–º 2 x 2 G Series â–º 2x Raptor 150 â–º Truepower Quattro 1kw â–º WC'd â–º 3d Aurora 570
Rig 2: Q6700 @ 4.0 â–º 780i â–º 8800 GTS 512 â–º 4 x 1 Tracers â–º 2 x 640GB AAKS â–º Corsair 650TX â–º Temp. Stock Cooling â–º Antec 900
Rig 3: E2200 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 2900 ICEQ â–º 2 x 1GB Ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 380 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Ultra Armor
Rig 4: E2160 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 8400 GT â–º 2 x 1GB ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 430 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Custom Case
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 05:48 PM

Sager! There we go! Just remembered. 


Rig 1: Q9450 @ 4.0 â–º P45-UD3R â–º GTX 275 â–º 2 x 2 G Series â–º 2x Raptor 150 â–º Truepower Quattro 1kw â–º WC'd â–º 3d Aurora 570
Rig 2: Q6700 @ 4.0 â–º 780i â–º 8800 GTS 512 â–º 4 x 1 Tracers â–º 2 x 640GB AAKS â–º Corsair 650TX â–º Temp. Stock Cooling â–º Antec 900
Rig 3: E2200 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 2900 ICEQ â–º 2 x 1GB Ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 380 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Ultra Armor
Rig 4: E2160 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 8400 GT â–º 2 x 1GB ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 430 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Custom Case
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

I was going to say sager in my first post but didn't for some reason



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

Is someone thinking about a new toy? :)

 

Also yeah SOMEONE has one.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:27 PM

Is someone thinking about a new toy? :)

 

Also yeah SOMEONE has one.

 

I wish, I've got no money for a new machine at the moment. My laptop is still doing well enough though. 3rd gen i7 and whatnot. Its for my dad, he needs a new laptop and is fairly abusive so we're looking for something that won't get destroyed in a matter of months. 


Rig 1: Q9450 @ 4.0 â–º P45-UD3R â–º GTX 275 â–º 2 x 2 G Series â–º 2x Raptor 150 â–º Truepower Quattro 1kw â–º WC'd â–º 3d Aurora 570
Rig 2: Q6700 @ 4.0 â–º 780i â–º 8800 GTS 512 â–º 4 x 1 Tracers â–º 2 x 640GB AAKS â–º Corsair 650TX â–º Temp. Stock Cooling â–º Antec 900
Rig 3: E2200 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 2900 ICEQ â–º 2 x 1GB Ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 380 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Ultra Armor
Rig 4: E2160 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 8400 GT â–º 2 x 1GB ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 430 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Custom Case
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:59 AM

  Sager is actually a re-brand of Clevo laptops but unlike other makers, they take unaltered units directly from Clevo and sell them as Clevo makes them. Clevo is the actually maker but Sager is their #1 seller. Alienware, pre-Dell used Clevo laptops which is why the old ones were so much better then the post-Dell takeover ones where they dropped Clevo to save money and yet kept the consumers cost the same for lower quality products -.-

 

  Also look at Compal brand laptops, they are another top tier manufacturer that often gets re-branded by companies that want to sell rock solid units. PowerPro is the main US seller of Compal brand laptops like Sager is to Clevo. You will save money with Compal laptops and they are on the same level of quality as Clevo but are often not as up-gradable or as state-of-the-art.

 

  I've had laptops from both manufacturers and I've noticed that Comapl's units tend to lean towards being thinner and longer battery life whereas Clevo are balls out, fully up-gradable performance whores. Basically, for the dollar I'd honestly say go with Compal as they have more units that are non enthusiast friendly which is the vast majority of users and you'll get a product you'll be happier with for the money. Given how powerful modern laptops are I don't see the need for a non enthusiast to get a Sager although they are incredibly easy to work on due to their nature.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:43 AM

Unless he wants a DTR you should look into Toughbooks.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:31 AM

  Sager is actually a re-brand of Clevo laptops but unlike other makers, they take unaltered units directly from Clevo and sell them as Clevo makes them. Clevo is the actually maker but Sager is their #1 seller. Alienware, pre-Dell used Clevo laptops which is why the old ones were so much better then the post-Dell takeover ones where they dropped Clevo to save money and yet kept the consumers cost the same for lower quality products -.-

 

  Also look at Compal brand laptops, they are another top tier manufacturer that often gets re-branded by companies that want to sell rock solid units. PowerPro is the main US seller of Compal brand laptops like Sager is to Clevo. You will save money with Compal laptops and they are on the same level of quality as Clevo but are often not as up-gradable or as state-of-the-art.

 

  I've had laptops from both manufacturers and I've noticed that Comapl's units tend to lean towards being thinner and longer battery life whereas Clevo are balls out, fully up-gradable performance whores. Basically, for the dollar I'd honestly say go with Compal as they have more units that are non enthusiast friendly which is the vast majority of users and you'll get a product you'll be happier with for the money. Given how powerful modern laptops are I don't see the need for a non enthusiast to get a Sager although they are incredibly easy to work on due to their nature.

+1 I think my old Sager was actually a Compal from the weird offsite driver page I had to work with. But yeah you could just buy directly form Clevo or Compal or whatever. My Sager was solid other than my usb ports dying and having to cough up $40+ for the bus (thankfully it wasn't the one ON the motherboard)

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

Unless he wants a DTR you should look into Toughbooks.

 

A Panasonic Toughbook is the most cost ineffective laptop an average person can buy aside from boutique manufacturer laptops.

 

Compal/Clevo have units that are not considered DTR's. Compal especially offers a very nice selection of top notch quality notebooks at very reasonable prices. Sadly I know where the Clevo/DTR association comes from because the most popular Clevo/Sager laptops are the uber high end ones that weigh a ton, get next to nothing on the battery and have 2 or 3 fans. They also do make some quite excellent near slim units with IB and Haswel CPU's that won't break the bank. One thing bout a Clevo though, it will almost always weigh more than about any other brand for a reason, Clevo don't cut no corners.

 

My personal favorite mainly due to aesthetics are HP's Elitebook series. Most of my laptops since 2008 have been EliteBooks and it is possible to get them on sale without the workstation class graphics and you still have a very well built machine at a nice price that doesn't look half bad. I've had better luck with the stability and longevity of my EliteBooks over the years than people I've known with Lenovo's. Oh, did I mention the 3-year standard warranty that accompanies most all EliteBooks? And unlike HP's consumer division, you actually get good support for their business class products.

 

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Edited by WARDOZERX, 30 August 2014 - 01:45 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

Here is Sager's site for Clevo built notebooks: http://www.sagernote...selected_cat=10

--- There are DTR's in there but the ones you'll be interested in are in the $900 range.

 

Here is PowerNoteBooks site for the PowerPro branded Compal laptops: http://www.powernote...ooks-cat-1.html

--- PowerNoteBooks also sell's Sager branded Clevo's but the prices are near identical minus upgrade costs which do differ.


Edited by WARDOZERX, 30 August 2014 - 01:53 PM.

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For the love of teh PC gawds, it's MYTH0S with an M not Ivythos with an :rtfm: . MYTH! IT'S IVIYTH0S. NOT IVYTHOS. And you call yourselves enthusists. Pfft   :wallbash: STOP CALLING HIM IVY! IVIYTH0SStop calling me IVY, MY NAME ISN'T FN "IVY"! Bosco: His name isn't Ivy. Onion: His name isn't Ivy. Ccokeman: His name isn't Ivy. Stonerboy779: I thought his name was Ivy?