Sager NP9170 (P170EM) 17.3″ gaming laptop (GTX 670M / GTX 675M / GTX 680M / Radeon 7970M)

Sager NP9170 - Gaming Laptop  (Clevo P170EM)The Sager NP9170 is Sager’s high end 17.3″ gaming laptop. It is based on the Clevo P170EM barebone, the 17.3″ version of the P150EM which the 15.6″ Sager NP9150 based on.

read in-depth review, Anandtech Avadirect P170EM review

Highlights:

  • good (but not great) build quality.
  • No schmaltz styling – no glam monster looks, just a plain solid design.
  • Many customization option. Noteworthy are the excellent 90% Gamut Color, very high contrast and very good brightness FullHD  (+185$) and the GPU upgrade – GTX 675M / GTX 680M and Radeon 7970M for very reasonable price.
  • backlit illuminated keyboard.
  • Aggersive pricing – best or one the best performance per price ratio.
  • Easily upgradable. You can take it apart quite easily and add things yourself.
  • Two HDD bays. If you want to add, for example, a SSD drive, you can do it without removing the DVD or default HDD.
  • Good battery running times when surfing with WiFi even when equipped with the high power consuming GTX 675M.
  • Verity of connection ports, including 3 USB 3.0 ports, display port, HDMI, DVI, eSata, infrared and more.

Downsides:

  • Currently, when configured with the Radeon 7970M, there is no way to disable AMD’s ‘Enduro’ graphics switching system which causes a significant performance hit when gaming due to poor switching mechanism, switching back to the integrated GPU while gaming.
  • High noise levels – also compared to other laptops.
  • Good temperatures. Some competitors make it better.
  • Base configuration includes no OS which might add to the cost for some.
  • The build quality isn’t the best of the high end gaming laptop. For example, the Alienware m17x-r4 has a better build quality.

 

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Sager NP9170 / Clevo P170EM

Direct Competitors and Alternatives:

Dell Alienware m17x-R4 (17.3″)

MSI GT60 (15.6″), MSI GT70 (17.3″)

Asus G75VW (17.3″)

Samsung NP700G7C (17.3″)

 

 

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