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Sager NP8690 Notebook
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Sager NP8690 Notebook

Overall rating 8/10

Sager takes mobile gaming to the next level with the introduction of NP8690. The world's most powerful 15.6" Gaming Notebook featuring an Intel Core i7 processor and the cutting-edge GPU from ATI - the Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Graphics.

Great performance
Cheap price for its specs
Extremely bad battery life
Very chunky and heavy

Product Specification

Processor and Chipset Intel Core i7-720QM quad-core processor (1.6GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz, Intel PM55 Express Chipset
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
System Memory 4GB DDR3
Video & Display 15.6-inch LED Backlit, Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Storage 320GB SATA HDD (7200RPM)
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Drive
Connectivity Bluetooth V2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate, Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Intel Ultimate-N 6300,
Audio High Definition Audio
I/O Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 DVI-I, 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x eSATA Port, 1 x IEEE-1394a Fire Wire, 1 x RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps), 1 x Headphone Jack, 1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Line-In Jack, 1 x S/PDIF output Jack
Miscellaneous 2.0-megapixel camera
Battery Type 3-cell Li-ion (11.1V, 3800mAh)
Dimensions 375mm (W) x 254mm (L) x 42~50mm (H)
Weight 3.44kg

1 user review(s)


Rating by User:

Model: Sager NP8690
Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M / 1980*1080
Memory: 8GB

Excellent machine for those who need a fast mobile workstation. I am using it for 3d rendering and compositing. Linux (Fedora 64bit) runs on it without major problems and features like the e-Sata port makes it possible to boot Windows7 from an external HD as dual boot or virtualized. I never checked the benchmark results but I can tell that heavy renders progress equally if not faster than high spec desktop machines. The cooling is also great and never had problems with overheating even after 2-3 days of non-stop 100% CPU usage. I personally like the design because it doesn't look like a colourful neon candy like some other laptops with similar specs. Finally.. I would definitely not call this a "gaming laptop" whatever that means it is a lot more than that.

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