Originally Posted by Milenkod
I'd really like to see the Sager in action first hand. There are no stores in my area that carry them or re-branded clevo models. The Sager was my first option initially. I'm having a delima about the placement of the ports because my wife and I share a desk at home. Both our laptops sit side-by-side so any cord comming out the sides is a negative feature. Even the Mitac has quite a few ports that I'll be using on the sides.
I probably wouldn't get the 12 cell because it will mostly be plugged-in (about 80% - 90% of the time). If I can get 2 hours on battery surfing the net, I'm happy...this is not a notebook for work and/or travel. It's (for me and my needs at least) A DTR that will sit on a desk.
Gaming isn't an issue for me but I do prefer strong graphic capabilitites. The 9700 w/ 64megs would be fine. But I do crave the SVGA+ resolution. I saw the Chembook at the store and I thought that the screen was SVGA+. I've come to find that it's 1200X800 only. I'll have to take another look at that one because I thought that the screen was excellent...brightness and resolution. I run 1400x1050 now and would not settle for anything less than that. If I'm satisfied with the 2nd look, the Asus will be in favor.
sounds like the sager 3790 is definitely what you need. you'll get the higher resolution you like on a 15.4'' screen (1600x1050), solid build quality like the asus, and better graphics performance. there are few downfalls to the 3790, and since the main one (batt life performance on the 6-cell) doesn't bother you, it's a system without many other flaws. port placement is the only other thing that will give you trouble, but if you weigh bad port placement vs. a wsxga+ screen, i think the latter will win.
the asus with sxga+ will not have the best viewing angles. its only advantage really is the extended batt life on the primary. if you liked the build quality of the m6n when you saw it, the 3790 is probably pretty close to that--> from what people have said in reviews.