Got My 9860 Today...
Hey all... I got my 9860 today.
I have been lurking here for a while.... so I want to thank everyone for their amazing questions and feedback in this forum. I owe alot to everyone one in the Sager and Alienware forums. After playing the Phase Dance for an Area 51m (Phase 4 took 2 weeks, despite their lame 5 day ship date promise), I read enough poor feedback about AW and enough good things about Sager to cancel my order.
Then... I owe alot to Tom @ PcTourque as well for convincing me to wait a bit for the 9860 rather than buying a 8790 from him. All I can say is WOW! This machine Rocks! the Glossy screen is the most amazing screen I have seen to date. And I have owned Toshibas, Gateways, Dells, Sonys, and HPs enough to have seen alot of screens. This screen will make you drool. Worth every dime...
The speeeeeeeeeed of this machine is amazing with Raid0 config. After 12 seconds of BIOS and RAID initialization... this thing screams into XP. Read Boots Fast. Loads Photoshop and 3dStudioMAX is record times and Doom3 is blowing my mind right now... I cannot believe that my Home Gaming Rig and Flat screen are put to shame with this laptop only costing about $700 more.
I am too excited to even type anything more... Gotta go play with this thing some more. I am happy with this machine and my customers should be too! (I am a small Sager reseller as well now... contact me I might be able to squeak out a better deal than some other vedors for ya!) Although, PCT is right there on price and service for sure!
P.S. One Final Note to those ordering soon... Make sure you get 2 512MB SODIMMs if you are configin' with 1gig Ram. Sager sent me 4 256MB and I was not happy. They are going to rectify it by cross shipping the right ones, but just make sure you specify 2 sticks so that you have room for upgrade in the future.