Sager 7620 Notebook Specs Overview
•SATA150 / PATA100 Interface
•PCI-Express 16x modular Video Card Design
•Intel 915P + ICH6 Chipsets supporting LGA775 processors
•Intel High Definition Audio
•Front Panel Audio DJ with MP3 compatibility
•Mini-PCI TV-Tuner with Remote
•2nd 1.8” Color TFT Screen on LCD Top case for Photos (capable of slideshow) auto 180 degree photo rotate between open / close of LCD
•1 Modular SmartBay for configuration options
Sager 7620 Notebook detailed specs
Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0/3.2/3.4/3.6/3.8GHz (LGA775, 800FSB) w/HT
1024KB On-die L2 Cache
Intel® 915P chipset + ICH6
Dual Channel DDR 400 (2 DIMM required for Dual channel mode)
4MB Flash ROM BIOS
- Hard Disk Drive
PCI Local Bus Interface
Detachable 2.5” 9.5mm SATA150 or ATA100 Hard Disk Drive
- Floppy Disk Drive
Modular 3.5” 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive (SmartBay)
- Built-in 3-in-1 Card Reader (MS/SD/MMC)
15.4” (16:10) WSXGA+ / WUXGA TFT, 15” (4:3) UXGA
PCI-Express 16x Modular Video Card
ATi MOBILITY™ RADEON® X800 256MB Video Memory
Dual-View Display Capability
DVD or CD-ROM Drive
1 fixed Optical Drive Bay
Interchangeable with DVD/CD-RW Combo drive or DVD±R/RW Combo drive
Built-in 8ch Azalia Sound System (with 8 external speakers output without Ext. decoder)
S/PDIF Digital output
SRS WOW support
Audio DJ Access Front Panel with MP3 playback compatible
1 Built-in Microphone
6 Built-in Speakers
PCMCIA 3.0 Standard Compliant
1 Type II PCMCIA Slot
Integrated Touchpad With Scroll Wheel
Full Sized Keyboard
Windows 95 2 Hot keys
Integrated with Hot Keys for LCD Brightness, Suspend, Panel/CRT Display
5 Hot Keys for E-Mail, Web, Wi-Fi, BT, And Camera
Infrared Communication, FIR, SIR and ASK Compliant
1 16c550 Compatible Serial Port
1 Parallel Port, with ECP/EPP Support
1 External Keyboard Port
1 DVI Port
4 USB 2.0 Ports
4 multi-function Audio Jacks
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
1 RJ-11 Modem
1 IEEE 1394a Fire Wire
1 S-video TV-Out
1 Lithium-Ion Battery
Full Range Auto-Switching 100V/240V AC Adapter
System Management Mode (SMM)
Suspend to HDD / DRAM
Full features of SMI Power Management, Doze, Sleep, Suspend/Resume Mode
14.2”(w) x 12”(d) x 2” (h)
Internal 802.11g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI interface
2nd 1.8” Color TFT screen on LCD Top Case
MDC Bluetooth Module
Built-in Digital Video Camera
Mini-PCI TV-Tuner with Multi-Function Remote
Second Optical Drive
Second PATA Hard Disk Drive
7-in-1 Card Reader
Media (TV Tuner & DVD)
The 7620 is supposed to come standard with the TV tuner. You wouldn't know from a quick glance, but the input is on the right side, back lower corner. The cable and remote pictured are supplied with the notebook. You simply plug in the adapter and screw in your coaxial input for cable TV. The Aver TV software will auto scan and program your channels. As with other Sager TV tuner models, you can record directly to the hard drive from cable TV and if you have 3rd party software it's likely you can reproduce a Tivo/ReplayTV type setup. This unit does not have the S-Video in for catpure, like on earlier models.
Below are some screen captures @720X480 through Comcast cable. Any imperfections appear to be from the signal input.
The media drive comes standard on the right side with an optional second media drive that is quick-release on the left side. These options are mentioned above in the quick-swap bay section.
DVD playback captured.
The software may vary, but here's a screenshot of the DVD and TV Tuner software.
The 7620 is being released standard with the ATi MOBILITY™ RADEON® X800. This is a swappable PCI-E GPU that Sager/Clevo have hopes and plans to release upgrades for as new technology comes out. The swap is set up to be an easy one and to be possibly performed by the end user if at all possible.
All the swap takes is removing the 4 screws holding the cover on
Then the 4 screws (in order) that hold the heatsink on which reveals the GPU to be unplugged.
Quick Swap bay
The left side bay which comes default also can hold a second battery, card reader, media drive, or another hard drive. Not pictured are the 2nd media drive and 2nd hard drive brackets. They are easily swapped with the quick-release tab pictured here.
Just like the 56XX series, the 7620 has an option for a 2nd battery that slips into the quick-swap bay. The main battery is also quick-release allowing rotation while powered up if necessary. The main battery is 6600mah and the 2nd bay battery is 3600mah.
Battery life is 1hr 15 mins with the single and just under 2 hrs with both installed. This was tested with DVD playback, which is greater than average use load for most.
The two LCDs expected to be offered are the 3790 widescreen and 56XX 4:3 UXGA wide angle view LCD.
Front Panel DJ and indicator LEDs
The front panel DJ shows the time, as well as the track on the CD/MP3 player. You can turn the DJ panel on when the computer is off by hitting the switch on the front. It powers up the DJ panel, speakers, audio out, and media drives. You can listen to your CD/MP3s through headphones or the speakers without having to power up the computer. Also on the front panel display you can see the battery/AC status showing the charging status.
Also shown in the pic above is a clear shot of the touchpad. I would prefer a square shape over round considering the screen isn't round. I guess we'll see how people take to it. The middle touchpad button is actually a scroll wheel and operates really well, just like a middle mouse scroll wheel.
Top Cover LCD
The 1.8" LCD on the top cover can be used to display one or more images in the forms of .bmp and .gif (more possibly supported, but that's all we see right now). You can run slideshows of your personal pics, changing between them in different ways. You can also use animated gifs. When you open and close the lid, the picture inverts to always show the right side up. The way you turn it on and off is by touch. Like the touchlamps we all used to play with as kids in the store, you touch the metal ring around the LCD to turn it on and off.
The 7620 comes with 6 speakers built in. The sound quality is excellent. It's no theater with seating for 100, but the 7620 and the 9860 both are far beyond any other laptop that I have heard in internal speaker quality. The 7620 can easily kick out the volume and clarity to watch a DVD without needing to crank it up, even across the room.
I apologize for the review not being as detailed in some areas I had planned, but this unit is only a test unit. The retail units will have a few different methods of assembly used, which may change things such as fan noise and temperature. While we don't want to kick out anything official in those areas, I have to say the top of the unit remained cool to the touch under load. We'll try to go over more of the features such as the LCD, BIOS, CMOS camera as we're able to.
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