First, most of us cannot afford to purchase two computers. We are looking for something with great performance that can still be carried around.
|- Sager is not a laptop, it's a desktop replacement. Eventhough 5670 is 3lbs lighter and have a little bit last longer battery.....but it's still too heavy to carry around all day in college and with only 2.5hrs(with dual battery setup) you can't really do any stuffs within that time.... my class last over 3hours.
-yes, 9 lbs is heavy, but because I will be getting the performance I want, the weights won't be much of a bother.
-Those outlet things do exist in classrooms. They do put them in more places than by your desk. Just sit next ot one in class. That's what I plan on doing.
|- When I consider to get a desktop replacement, I want something that is not in the middle like 5680.... 8890 have hardware Raid, can support upto 3 harddrive, have a bigger screen... since I'm going to use it as a desktop replacement, I don't really care about battery because it will plug in the AC outlet most of the time and weight is not the problem either since it will sit in the same place most of the time also.
-Since you already have a laptop and your desktop replacement is going to sit in the same place plugged into the wall all day, just get a desktop. That way you can get better ram and a better video card. The performance will be better.
-Raid does not increase the performance of a computer that much. While it does allow for easy backup, there are still plenty other ways to backup besides another internal harddrive.
-3 harddrives is a bit excessive in my opinion. If 80gb is not enough for you, then you can get an external harddrive. Another great way to store information is to get a dvd burner.
-The 5680 is going to be far from middle of the road. It will have the same processor speed, same ram, same speed harddrives, and same video hardware as the 8889It will be far above any dell or toshiba in performance.
-Why in the world would you claim the 8889as a better screen? Yes, it is a tad bit larger, but it still has ghosting. Have you not seen the reviews posted. Especially the ones comparing the 5670 screen to the 8888?
-Since I'm on the issue of the reviews. That same reviews said that the 5670 was a better gaming machine than the 8888.
In conclusion. The reason you buy a Sager is to get as close to top of the line desktop performance as possible in a laptop. Desktop replacements are a category of laptops which Sager has targeted. The only sacrifices you have to do without for the 5680 is an extra harddrive, which you can buy external and an mp3 player, which you can buy seperately if you really think you need it and don't already have one. The 8889 will sacrifice far more in my opinion: 3 extra lbs, a lower quality screen, and almost half the battery length.
Feel free to reply to my comments if you want, but I think as of right now I'm ahead on the debate.