|Originally posted by 51|RandoM
time to replace that craptastic mid-tower with a nice one from coolermaster, which will complement your sager nicely. :-)
as a matter of fact, i previously was looking at Lian Li's and Coolermaster cases as i was planning my next computer, but then i realized that i could get power and portability together for a much smaller price premium than in years past so why not? it was just a matter of finding a notebook that had everything i was looking and for a reasonable price, which in the end led me to Sager and the 4760. also, i am tired of building big clunky, noisy towers with cables and such sprawling all over the place. thus, my 4760 is a perfect and beautiful replacement, not compliment, for my craptastic midtower! i don't like being stuck at a desk anyway when everything is going wireless now. my 4760 can do everything that my desktop can and faster, as well as burn dvds, runs about 50* db quieter (*previous figure extracted from anus) and will burn a hole in my crotch too! joy upon joy. BTW just got a DLink 614+ 802.11b wireless router from compusa for $29.99 after rebate! i don't need no stinkin' 54 Mbps!
like many who end up here, i imagine, i went through a long and illuminating process of elimination starting with the likes of say, dell 8500, but it cost too much and didn't offer everthing i needed; too stodgy. alienware was way too expensive also, due to emphasis on high end graphics. plus the alien styling is not for me and no widescreen. compaq x1000 series was interesting & centrino, but had reported keyboard lockup problems, the compaq reputation, and lacked some features i.e. camera, tv tuner as did most all others except for the 17" Toshiba which was configured roughly comparable to the sager (sajer) except its styling is outrageously hideous in my eye. butt + ugly = bugly. (pronounced with a strong, gutteral, very hard 'G'). the 15" powerbook of course has styling & design down pat (un-bugly), but i can't afford an extra $500+ to get less power, less features, less screen, less software/games, less choices all around and pay $129 again and again for every os update. (plus macintypes bug me till my eyes are rolling completely inverted in my skull with their in your face enthusiam in paying more to get less; except of course for the undeniable sleek design & heaping loads of RDF). oh but wait, that 1.25 ghz & 167 mhz bus is going to do some IPC magic + jedi mind tricks and really kick some pc ass! </unnecessarily bitter sarcasm>
sorry anyway, i think i may have said too much. note to self: don't talk about macs after dinner with jim beam and ethiopian cuisine.
it's difficult when certain family members won't shut up about their free macs they get from work! p.s. did i mention my first computer was a mac performa? (well not counting my atari 800, but we won't discuss that).