SpecificationsNotebook: Sager NP8662
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1250 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sager NP8662
Source: PC Mag
Hordes of laptops are now being billed as portable gaming rigs (and often as media centers/desktop replacements as well), thanks to advances in graphics and processor technology. They're proving that you don't need the fastest processor or the best graphics card to game at the highest levels, or spend an obscene amount of money to do so. The Sager NP8662 ($1,549 direct) fits this description nicely. Sager's portable gaming system delivers very good gaming scores and a nice resolution, but there are better deals out there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
This sleek 15.4-inch gaming rig shreds zombies on a budget. The $1,487 Sager NP8662 was a joy to game on. And it doesn’t try too hard to look like a gaming system, so you can pop it out in Starbucks and frag without onlookers gawking at you. It was able to slice through the latest 3D titles, and it offers excellent performance for the price. The Sager’s speakers could be better, but if you’re looking for a gaming notebook that delivers without breaking the bank and will fit in your backpack, the NP8662 gets the job done.
70, Leistung 95
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 95%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.