Originally Posted by collaredkitty
Based on the specs, I can't personally bring myself to buy this. Dual SLI video cards is fantastic, but 4gb of ram is hardly up to par with games like far cry 2 coming out. The system will support up to 6.8gb of ram, but that means a portion of a full 8gig will be inert.
Another thing sager has done here that has repeatedly irked me in the past, is that DDR3 is available he lower end model, which goes a long way to compensating for the lack of ram overall, but not on this higher end, better equipped model.
For my money, I'd go with the 5796. It's sad, but the 9262s numbers simply aren't where they need to be, even if it's nearly the best available on the market.
The Sager 9262 equipped with a quad core CPU and 9800GTX in SLI is the highest performing gaming notebook configuration you can buy....anywhere....end of story. If that's not enough then the only other thing you can do is go out and build a desktop.
It's highly unlikely Far Cry 2 will require more than 4GB of RAM and will probably not even make use of even that much. We won't know until it's released and tested.
DDR3 is simply not supported for this particular chipset and even if it was it's not needed for the current CPU lineup. DDR3 is more efficient than DDR2 but this notebook has never been about efficiency. The performance gains of DDR3 are negligible compared to the performance gains from the CPUs that this machine can use. DDR3 is simply not needed for current systems. It's nice, but not needed. You shouldn't shop for a Core 2 notebook based soley on DDR3 or DDR2. This is why Sager uses the components they do in this machine. They can only work with what's available.
The 5796 is a fantastic machine also and my previous Sager was an M570A. It's a beautiful high performance machine and would I highly recommend it but it will not outperform the 9262 with the same graphics card especially in CPU dependent applications. In fact, in most games, the graphics card is the single most important factor in determining performance. In other CPU intensive tasks, no other notebook will come close to the configuration options of the 9262.