Originally Posted by stoykish
Is a Dell more reliable than a sager, better build quality than a sager?
I just bought a Dell 9300. I do love it. But I've only had it a few days. I did however have a Sager NP8880. I bought it in 2002 and had it a year. In that year I returned it to Sager 3 times. When I finally sold it it was having problems and I sold it 3 years remaining so the guy could get it fixed. He apparantly did. Then about three months later he must have had more problems because Sager called me asking about a request for support about that lappy.
It was a great laptop when it worked. But in 18 months time it was reparied by Sager 5 times. Don't know about the year since.
The feel of this computer is as good as the other. It seems to compare in quality. It is larger (due to 17 inch v. 15 inch on the Sager) but is lighter. My Sager was 12 lbs. It was also a battery hog. I had to replace the batter 3 months in (not included in the previously mentioned service returns) and when I sold it it really needed to be replaced again. I could get an hour when it was working right and 20 minutes when it was not.
Now I'm getting about 2.5 hours on this one. Hope that lasts.