Originally Posted by MARQUISDARQUIS
Beg to differ, but I expect my machines to generate income. Generally at the rate of 50 to 1 over the life span of the machine. Gaming is immaterial to me. Pretty much a useless waste of time.
I hearby second this statement. Wholeheartedly.
Not all of the users posting in this forum are of the younger, hardcore gaming persuasion. There are we few who absolutely require a true desktop replacement, with the processing power found therein, in various lines of business. A number of mobile professionals do, although one does sacrifice a small amount of true "mobility" when choosing a Sager. For myself, the choice seemed quite obvious as I was already accustomed to carrying an eleven pound machine across the tri-state area.
Being able to actually demonstrate a proposed OLAP or ROLAP environment on my own mobile machine during a consultation away from the office is quite worth the few pounds extra. It will, as MARQUISDARQUIS astutely pointed out, indeed actually generate revenue. While not the only thing that matters in life (though certainly above "gaming"), it is certainly important to myself, my family, and my clientele.