Since I'm nearing the last quarter of my warranty, I've contacted Sager about a few issues with the laptop that should be addressed:
>The screen still buzzes (not that I thought that would go away on its own). It seems to have its good and bad days--for several days in a row, the buzzing will only be very quiet and goes away in just a few seconds, but then one day it will be LOUD and won't stop. My experiences lead me to assume this is coming from the inverter.
>I'm not entirely happy with the wireless performance. At school I have a hard time getting an IP, and it happens at home occasionally as well (my school uses an a and b network, at home I have g). The ability of the card to detect signal strength is not entirely to my satisfaction. I'm pretty sure both issues are hardware related at this point.
>The keyboard is a bit off...I've noticed that some keys (most noticeably the O, E and N keys) are not nearly as sensitive as they should be, causing them not to register when I type on them all of the time. I am not a super-light typer, either.
I have no idea what they will think of this, but since I live in the area, I have asked them if I could drive there and drop off the laptop to them, and if this might speed up the process in any way (of course it saves shipping time at the very least). I don't deserve special treatment from Sager over any other customer, but maybe if I am breathing down their backs....
And to make this post even longer, I have a sad story. My laptop's case was fuglified in a travel mishap (which, by the way, wasn't my fault...). The top part of the case behind the screen is scratched to all hell. I'm more than likely going to give it to a buddy of mine who said he'd sand it down and paint it for me once I pick out the colors. At the moment I'm leaning towards a slate gray/blue with ridiculous amounts of clearcoat on top.