Sager NP8690

Specifications

Sager NP8690Notebook: 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
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 95%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sager NP8690

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%

Comment

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.

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

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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.

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

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» MSI GX660R
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» MSI GX660-076EU
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» Origin PC EON15
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» AVADirect Clevo W860CU
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» Alienware M17X10
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» Alienware M17X, HD5870
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» mySN XMG A710
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» Asus G73JH-BST7
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» MSI GX740-079US
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» Maingear eX-L 17
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» Asus G73JH-X1
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» MSI Megabook GX740-091
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» Asus G73Jh-TZ008V
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» Asus G73JH-TZ038V
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» Asus G73JH-TZ014V
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» Asus G73JH-A1
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» MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
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» MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
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» Asus G73JH-RBBX05
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)