SpecificationsNotebook: Sager NP8690 (NP Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Sager NP8690
Source: Hardware Zone
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%
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
» 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.
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.