20140816

Highly Recommend PowerNotebooks.com

Got a custom notebook from powernotebooks.com, and I'd highly recommend them for anyone else looking for a new laptop. They have an interesting practice of providing faster orders and a few percent off for paying cash (via a few different methods). Their customer service for traditional phone calls is also quite awesome. I learned a few things talking to their technically knowledgeable staff.

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  1. Something tells me you've never used a macbook :)

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    1. Between my wife and I, we have owned 3 MacBookPros. The graphics performance always sucked, and so has the graphics drivers. Simply awful. Perf/pixel is horrid on the newer retina displays. Sure Mac's have some good aspects as well (my wife likes them), but my PC laptop is amazing in comparison for anything I'm interested in.

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  2. I'm in the market for a new laptop, specifically to drive the DK2. Did you wind up going with the Sager NP9377?

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  3. Yeah the Sager NP9377, with a single 880M and the 120 Hz display (which was well worth it). About the only thing I don't like is the trackpad buttons. But since I mostly use a mouse anyway, it isn't really an issue. Also I installed my own Windows on the machine. The included drivers for trackpad and audio, I never managed to get working (not worth tracking down because the default Win7 drivers work just fine).

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    1. Cool, looking into them now. I'm hoping one of the Sager 15" models have the 120Hz display and no Optimus, but the specs aren't forthcoming. Do you happen to remember who you talked to over there? Their website lists the following "Sales Advisors", but I'm not sure if they're the folks you're referring to as knowledgeable?

      Abe Barnett
      Chuck Daniels
      Brenda Li
      Leonard Novo
      Paladin44
      Donald Stratton

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    2. Looking back at the emails, Abe handled my order, but I'm not sure who I talked to on the phone, as they had called me at one point during the process. In any case I'm sure whoever you talk to will just transfer you to someone else there who can answer your question if they don't have the answer.

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    3. Aaaand sold. Coincidentally got Abe as well when I called. Night and day difference compared to ordering from a place like Dell, in a good way. Thanks for the pointer!

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