Sager NP Series

Sager NP7330Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q9550, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch, 17.0 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 3.3kg, 5.2kg
Price: 1100, 1600, 3600 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 98%, features: 75%, display: 100%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Sager NP9262

Specifications

Sager NP9262Notebook: Sager NP9262
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q9550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 5.2kg
Price: 3600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Sager homepage
 NP9262 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sager NP9262
Source: Toptenreviews English
Close your eyes and imagine the not-so-distant future. The Sager NP9262 offers us glimpses of the hardware we’ll see in mid-range gaming laptops in 2010 or 2011. Realistically though, the gamer of today can’t wait two years to get a hold of such a mind-bendingly powerful laptop. The Sager NP9262 is a breathtakingly fast machine even if you opt out on some of the extras. The Sager NP9262 has got goods that give Alienware’s flagship gaming laptop, the Area-51 m17x, a run for its money. A fully-loaded Sager NP9262 is the nuclear option of gaming laptops. Just be prepared to haul around an anvil’s worth of plastic, metal and circuitry.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%

 

Sager NP9280

Specifications

Sager NP9280Notebook: Sager NP9280
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 5.2kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sager homepage
 NP9280 (Model)

 

Sager NP9280 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The Sager NP9280 is based on the same Clevo D900 chassis as the NP9262 Review Steve@NBF reviewed back in October of 2008. That being I stole some of his review. Sorry Steve. Although it is the same chassis, there are tons of component upgrades that make the NP9280 a much more superior machine. The first noticeable difference is the CPU, going from a Core 2 Duo to an Intel I7 Chip. The second noticeable difference is going from the GeForce 8 series SLI cards to the nVidia GeForce GTX 280M Card, equaling a total of 1,024MB dedicated video memory.
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%

 

Sager NP8690

Specifications

Sager NP8690Notebook: Sager NP8690
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Sager homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sager NP8690 Notebook
Source: Hardware Zone English
If you haven't heard of Sager before, you won't be in the minority. Sager's mostly famous in the United States where it was founded, though resellers have helped spread the branding to other regions. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 95% performance: 95% features: 70% mobility: 40%

 

Sager NP7330

Specifications

Sager NP7330Notebook: Sager NP7330
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Sager homepage
 NP7330 (Model)

 

True ultrabportable gaming laptop
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
The W230ST has one main flaw in my opinion is the battery performance. I guess some bios update will come soon wither from Clevo or from some of the nice modders out there which could use some donation to make their hearts warm and joyful (again, I’ll update when such a bios comes out). We also know that newer Nvidia drivers should also come soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2013

 

Comment

Sager: Sager Midern Computer, Inc., is an OEM computer manufacturer specializing in laptop computers. The company is generally publicly referred to as Sager Notebook Computer. Sager, for short, is publicly recognizable for its high end gaming laptops. However, Sager offers a wide variety of services, including solutions for mobile gaming, video editing, and business applications. In addition to selling physical hardware, Sager also offers complete support and repair services for all Clevo based Laptops. This service is offered even if the laptop was not ordered through Sager, although in that case the user must pay in full for all services provided. Although the company sells laptops via its own website, it also utilizes numerous resellers who sell the laptops with the Sager brand name. Sager Midern Computer, Inc. was founded in 1985 in California. Sager markets its products throughout all of the United States but hardly outside USA. Sager is only an online reseller, meaning it does not provide a physical store where consumers can make purchases. Sager currently employs approximately 50 workers in its office in CA. Sager's estimated annual sales are considered to be between 8 and 9 million U.S. dollars.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX:

Similar to the 8800M GTX, the 9800M GTX is based on the G92 chip but includes more unified shaders. The 9800M GTX was later succeeded by the 55nm GTX 260M.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:

The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop):

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

17.0: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

5.2 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Digital Storm Veloce
Core i7 4800MQ
» One K33-3E
Core i7 4702MQ

Devices with the same GPU

» Gigabyte Aorus X7
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Maingear Pulse 17
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Asus G750JW-NH71
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
» Medion Erazer X7611-MD98543
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.68 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-002US
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Eurocom Shark 2.0
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Gigabyte P27K
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Medion Medion Erazer X7611-MD98541
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Gigabyte P35K
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion M1771-2
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GE70 2OE-008RU
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.1", 2.7 kg
» Schenker XMG C703
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.628 kg
» Schenker XMG A503
Core i5 4300M, 15.6", 2.67 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-65M21621
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.72 kg
» Asus G750JW-T4031
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Maingear Pulse 14
Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GE60H-i765M2811B
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.674 kg
» Micro Express NB5720
Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GE70-i765M287
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.05 kg
» Alienware 14
Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.94 kg
» MSI GE70-2OE-040PL
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Asus G750JW
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.5 kg
» MSI GE60-2OE-003US
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Razer Blade 14 inch
Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 1.904 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)