Sager vs Toshiba/Dell
yeah, i know this is a Sager forum, and so there will tend
to be a positive bias towards these brilliant & very fast
Sager desktop replacements, which undeniably occupy the
top rung in their particular niche, but why knock the equally
excellent Toshiba Satellite 5205-S705 or Dell Latitude D800?
"I really do not think that Toshiba has anything on the current
model (let alone the upcoming models) as it is really half the
machine...<snip>...but look at it....64mb of video at 4x agp???"
well, i'm sure the Tosh's mere 64 MB of NVIDIA GeForceFX 5600 Go
graphics will acquit itself quite well vs Sager's 128 MB of ATI
Mobility Radeon 9000 once the benchmarks are officially in, and
the Dell's 1.7 GHz Pentium M may suprisingly enough come closer
to a Sager 3.06/HT processor than you'd think in many areas ...
that $2700 price tag can be had for about $2500 from several
online merchants as well as ebay, and for that price you'll get
that amazing UXGA CASV display, the latest NVidia graphics card,
a fast fixed DVD burner (4x DVD-R/RW), 4 hours on 2 batteries,
60GB 5,400 rpm hard disk drive (16MB cache), Toshiba Style Bay
that can house a Bridge Media adapter (Compact Flash/
Memory Stick/SmartMedia) or TV Tuner with remote, as well as a
2nd HDD/Battery/Media Drive, integrated 802.11b Wireless LAN,
Secure Digital card slot, built-in Harman Kardon Speakers
with mini "subwoofer", Media Center, etc etc.
as for the Dell D800, well, let's see, a 15.4" WUXGA screen,
64MB Nvidia Geforce 4 4200 Go with an *upgradable* path
(graphics card is mini-PCI slot based), expandable "D-Bay &
D-Dock" modules, Dual Band WLAN (802.11a/b/g) option,
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, 5+ hours on 2 hot-swappable
batteries, the potential for 10k+ on 3dmark 2001 with the
1.7 Pentium M, relatively light in weight - not all that shabby,
the current crop of Sagers are wonderful beasts indeed, and who
can possibly resist drooling at Adam's latest update on the
8890/5680/4760 (not I!
, but there's also a place for a fully-
equipped Toshiba Satellite 5205-S705 and Dell Latitude D800!