I am in total awe over my new 8790. I just received it this morning at 9:30am but I had to wait a few hours before I could actually take it out of the box and set it up.
First, let me say that I am totally impressed with the Sager sales dept. I placed the order for this laptop online on Wednesday and asked for overnight delivery (since I will be using this for work for the time being). I received a confirmation phone call within 15 minutes. The sales rep made sure the laptop got delivered to me today - 2 days later!
Unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced my digital camera, so I was unable to take any pictures from the unopened box stage (I just couldn't wait any longer to open the box). But as soon as I do find it I will post some pictures.
Everything was packed neatly inside. My AC Adapter and spare AC were packed in foam inside the laptop bag they provide. All the other accessories (CDs, remote, connectors, manual, etc.) were all in the front zippered part of the bag.
Before turning it on, I only connected two things - my Logitech Cordless MX Duo and the AC adapter.
It was pretty easy to set up and it very quickly found my wireless router connection. That was pretty cool! It also immediately recognized my wireless mouse and keyboard.
Once in Windows, I was able to setup and connect to my home network, and get right onto the Internet. I haven't had a chance to see how the TV Tuner works or to see how well it plays DVDs but I will try to do that later tonight. This 17" screen is incredible! I had a 19" monitor for my desktop and this one seems so much brighter and bigger.
This is one great machine. If there is anyone out there reading these reviews and trying to decide which manufacture or model to purchase, let me say, you won't be disappointed in the 8790.
Time to go play with my new toy .... more review posts to follow