How is the weight and the battery life? Would it be totally unthinkable to bring this thing to class? I don't think I would mind lugging it if I had a backpack for it. Do classes and 17 inch screens not mix?
sure they do, desks are big enough for 17" lappies (actual dimensions are more like 15"x11"), why not? I'm going to be bringing my 4750 to class on occasion, most likely classmates will be insanely jealous
it weighs 9.15lbs with battery, but in a backpack you wouldn't notice it. battery life appears to be 2 hours under normal use, 1-1:30 gaming (not too many people have them yet).
Karak...let me just get this straight. So you're running Far Cry at 1680x1050 with all settings maxed out? Not that I think you're lying, but I would find it hard to believe that you had every setting on ultra high with that resolution. If you are and run it at 30+ FPS at all times, that would be an insane machine.
hmm, ok. i did some testing on my 8790 using 1680x1050 with everything turned up. most of the time ran at about 35 fps, but once in a while dipped to under 25 (i.e. unplayable for a game like far cry), and that was with AA turned off. With AA turned on, it was poor performance the entire time. I've been using 1280x1024 with AA and everything on high having great performance. so i think im gonna stick to those settings, although it would be nice to be able to run it in 1680x1050. far cry really needs some AA turned on though because of the textures. your post intrigued me though since i never thought of running on a resolution that high since i knew i was close to maxing the machine out already with the settings i was running.
Does anybody know how good the internal wireless and bluetooth cards are in the Sager 4750. Because from previous experiences with internal wireless networking in terms of coverage and signal strength I found them to be pretty poor. Thus I tend to use external wifi PCMCIA cards, but I would prefer the convenience of internal wireless.
I had poor signal strength with my G internal and I did the antenna switch and now it is fantastic. Even right next to my Linksys WRT51AB I was getting Poor to Very Poor signal (windows) and about 30% Rx in the G-EzLink utility. After the switch, I'm getting 90% on average. My range is SO much better.
I absolutely LOVE the 4750. It is so fast, and responsive. Now if I could just get some Linux drivers for the Radeon mobility 9700 I'd be all set.