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March 05, 2004

Sager 8790 Available!


The long awaited Sager 8790 is finally available for ordering and I just placed my order at PCTorque:

Sager 8790-S Notebook
Display: 17" WXGA+ LCD (WideScreen 1440 X 900)
Processor: P4 3.4GHZ Northwood CPU
Video: 256MB ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 (M11)
RAM: 1024MB 400DDR Dual Channel (2-512MB)
Main Hard Drive: 80GB 5400RPM
Media Drive: 2X DVD+R/-R/RW/CD-RW
Bay 2 Hard Drive: 80GB 5400rpm
RAID: Hardware Raid 1 configured with OS pre-install
TV Tuner/Subwoofer: NTSC TV Tuner/remote AND Subwoofer
Modem: 56K RJ11 Phone Modem
Network Card: 10/100/1000 NIC
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Battery: 8 Cell Li-Ion Smart battery
Wireless Network: Internal 802.11g TURBO (108Mbps) wireless
Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth
Card Reader: Internal 7-in-1 Card Reader
Camera: Integrated Digital Video Camera

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Posted in Product Reviews & Purchases by usrbingeek at 2004-03-05 11:59 ET (GMT-5) | 11 Comments | Permalink


oh man I HATE you! This kicks my L's butt and you paid HOW MUCH LESS?!?!

I'm going to get drunk right now.

Posted by: Learch at March 5, 2004 12:14 PM

Yay for you!

Sager! Sager! Sager! Sager! Sager!

*drools at that videocard*

*drools on the lappy*

Oops...guess you wont be wanting it anymore...just go ahead and send it here.


Posted by: Cory at March 5, 2004 05:52 PM

You must be looking for a desktop replacement... 8.6 pounds? Holy crap! lol I never carried my Inspiron 5100 around it was only 7.1!

Looks cool, though. Does Sager manufacture laptops for other companies because I've never actually heard of them until you started mentioning them...

Posted by: Vinny at March 6, 2004 10:18 AM

I only use my laptop at work and in bed, I rarely have to bring it anywhere else so I don't mind the weight or the size. What's most important for me is I have the same power I have in my desktop so I can do video editing and play C&C Generals.

Clevo manufactures for Sager and Sager resells to L (, VooDoo, Hypersonic, and a few lesser known brands. Clevo also manufactures for HP, Dell, Gateway, Emachines, Toshiba; practically everyone.

Posted by: #!/usr/bin/geek at March 6, 2004 12:56 PM

hi i am also geting the sager 8790 but i have to wait for the cpu i want the persscott but i dont know if the north wood is better because teh persscott is new and my have some probloms what should i do this is my frist laptop ever

Posted by: alex at March 14, 2004 01:25 AM

Run, don't walk, away from the Prescott. The current precotts (the ones that will ship next quarter) have major performance issues and run very hot. Those problems might be corrected by the time they ship, but the biggest issue with them will still remain. That is they use a lot more power than a Northwood processor and in a laptop that isn't that bright of an idea.

Posted by: #!/usr/bin/geek at March 14, 2004 01:43 PM

thank you i am going to get the northwood then dose any one know what the batter life on the sager notebook is i got it with the tv tuner and the subwolfer

Posted by: alex at March 15, 2004 02:47 AM

I ordered my 8790 today and expect it to arrive on Thursday. I am concerned about the 17" LCD. I had a chance to look at the 17" LCD on the HP at a local Best-Buy and they look a bit "dull". Any idea who manufacturs the LCD for the Sager? Is it the same LCD on the HP?

Posted by: Russ at March 15, 2004 04:23 PM

Its the same screen as on the Apple Wide-screen notebook, whatever its called.

Posted by: #!/usr/bin/geek at March 15, 2004 04:37 PM

I'm not that surprised. I've only heard bad things about expressnotebook. Should have used PCTorque ( they take care of their customers and put them first.

Posted by: #!/usr/bin/geek at March 17, 2004 10:45 AM

yeah well they already toke my money they ship out there notebooks from sager so i called them and they said that they would ship my laptop out today so well see i only live like 4 hours north of where sager is located so i should have it tomorrow but will see but if i dont get it by friday i am going to raise HELL and i would like EVERY ONES HELP so they know i am not playing and i want my F---en notbook ;)

Posted by: alex at March 17, 2004 09:47 PM

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