post #201 of 727
1/5/04 at 6:23pm
Originally Posted by Adam@PCTorque
The reason I haven't bothered to get involved is I've said it before. I am a gaming junky and have lately spent many hours on the 4780 with mostly SWG. It's the one in the review in fact that has the heatsink that doesn't run all the way across. Anyone trying to judge the cooling capicity of these from a couple of pictures is doing nothing but speculating and everyone knows what I think of that. The system I game on gets very warm to the touch on the left hand side of the palm rest right where the card reader is which is the black box you see in the 4780 pic. It doesn't hurt anything AT ALL other than annoys some people that it doesn't stay cool to the touch. This is something ALL high end laptop brands have to deal with to some degree... some more than this, some less. I personally would prefer it feel cooler to the touch, but to cram so much into a thin laptop with all these options, it's jsut the way it is.
Sager surely knows it gets warm to the touch also and I'm sure took it into consideration with the 8790 so all we can do is sit tight and don't judge it until it actually comes out in final spec and build.
You'll notice the majority of people posting about the 4780 being hot are people that don't even own one. If it got too hot or had any issues I sure as heck wouldn't be gaming on it. The last thing I need is to be Overt PVP in SWG and get slain by a bounty hunter because my system died on me from heat. The 4780 games bettter than my desktop with the 9800PRO in it. The only thing I had to modify was I pulled the caps lock key cover off because I kept hitting it by accident with tab. When you send your pets in to attack Sony made the commands case sensitive, but they always show it capital when you type it. Your pets won't be listening and you have no idea why till you look up and see the caps light on.
Originally Posted by Modena
I want some bloddy info on this machine, I find it hard to believe that there is so little information on a machine that's to be released in 9 days. Sager MUST have these in stock if that's the planned roll out date... lets all bombard them with calls until they get their stupid webmaster to update the site.