while Sager is the obvious choice for most portability minded gamer-persons, I would just like to say that I really do want another lappy with longer battery life. One of my friends runs slack on a Toshiba Libretto, that little tiny thing lasts forever.
here is a very old link. http://www.transmetazone.com/release...?releaseID=574
The real point is, that while kivawolf thinks he had made a good point, he is neglecting two important issues:
1: the battery is not better. Sager meerly chooses to split the battery bay in half and give people who have less need for portability more options. My sager will nix for 3 hours easy. Noone is going to look at the link above and think "14 hour battery life? I got ripped off with my sager." Why? Simple, people know that they wanted something that is the best for what they want. My friend with the libretto loves it too, so?
2: Regardless of the fact that most people I know think that dell's are junky, and that I am out in what any would consider an "extremely harsh" computer environment where I have seen dozen's of Dells have the same problems (broken power button anyone?), it would be objectively fair to say that in a poll of 100 sager users and 100 dell users, the sager users are, overall, happier with their purchase. Why? I don't know because I don't have a dell, but you can certainly go to resellerratings to see what the dell owners say about their experience.
I liken dells to my Crunch Amplifier I bought at best buy in 1996. The salesman said, buy the service plan, cause the first two you take home are going to burn out in a day and a half. He was right, but that third one kicked ass, and I enjoyed it thoroughly despite the effort and cost required to get that one. (I do believe the QC at dell is better than that).