4080 I Love it!!
[quote=replicacpp23] i would like to know your experience with this computer.
Overall, I have to say that my experience with the 4080 has been great. I'd buy another one if the need arose. Nice balance between power and a little portability.
I'd highly recommend the 4080 for anyone looking for a portable desktop replacement. It has most of the features you'd want for most work and some play. It isn't a full on gaming notebook! It that is what you are looking for you'd be better off with one of the higher end Sager's.
|How good is it for games?
I don't play a lot of games, but it does run Halo and DF2 as well or better than my desktop. The screen is beautiful. I've seen some of the other glossy screens in CompUSA and the 4080's at least as nice as those if not better. I love it.
I have to echo PAPP here, as reliable as most laptops. I've only had minor problems. First, I had the backlight flickering that a number of others have complained about. I RMA'd it back to Sager and they replaced the inverter board. I also had a minor problem with the DVD/CDRW, but they cross shipped me a new one, and that fixed the problem Other than that, the machine is super.
|How's the tech support and if the warranty works good?
See above comments. The warranty works fine. All problems and questions I've had have been promptly answered and taken care of by either Sager or Tom at PCT. As of now, if I need another laptop It will be a Sager and it will come from PCT. Can't beat the combination of great performance and absolute customer satisfaction.
|Have you had any problems with this model? (i.e. cd burner problems, display problems, too hot surface, and so on...????)
See previous comments. It does get hot, but not uncomfortably so. If I'm outside in the heat of Hawaii it can be a little bothersome, but for the most part I use it in an air conditioned lab so its fine. The fan is a little loud, but it doesn't bother me. I used it once at a conference for a PowerPoint presentation, and when the fan came on you could definitely hear it throughout the room.
I think this is an ideal machine for anyone looking for a balance between portability and power. It has all the raw power you'd want for almost all games, and definitely can handle any type of word processing, editing, browsing, graphics editing that you throw at it. I use mine a lot for statistical analyses (i.e. Bayesian and maximum likelihood). These are really CPU and memory intensive applications, and the 4080 handles them better than many of the desktops we use at the University.
Maybe give us some idea of your intended uses and then we'd have a better idea of whether this system would suit your needs.