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My New Toy

Ken isn't the only spoiled little b***h -- I'm getting a new toy, too (even though Ken has far more toys than any of us).

My toy? Actually, not my new toy as the company is paying for it, but I'm getting a new laptop -- a Sager NP5320V model. I've had good luck with Sager's systems, and am typing this on an older one that I've been using for a few years.

Why a Sager? It's a poorly-kept secret in the laptop industry that the bulk majority of laptops sold out there under a variety of names are made by just a handful of companies and rebranded slightly (kind of like kitchen appliances). Clevo makes all the laptops for Hypersonic, Voodoo, Sager, Alienware (at least they used to), and Mtech (among others). The one thing that's nice about buying it from Sager is they usually have the newer technology from Clevo, and their prices are always far cheaper (and since I have a reseller account with them, they're even cheaper than the public price).

So here's some basic specs on the laptop I'm getting for about $150 less than their publicly available price:

  • 15.4" WUXGA Active Matrix LCD Display Display
  • Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760 / 2MB L2 Cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz FSB
  • 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X700 PCI-Express 16X Graphics with 256MB DDR Video Memory
  • 80.0GB (SATA 7200rpm) SATA 150 Hard Drive
  • 8X Dual Layer DVD Burner ± R/RW
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Built in wireless, gigabit ethernet, media reader, video camera, firewire, USB 2.0, etc...
It's on order and should be here soon, and then I get to start installing all my toys and then I get to get down to real work of making this site into a rockin' site.

Update: By the way, if anybody wants something from Sager, let me know and I'll sell it to you at my cost.

Posted by Jake on 01/19/06 @ 02:50 PM
Posted in Geekdom, Jake | Permalink

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