Sager Gives Us Money’s Worth With $7000 Desktop Replacement

Some laptops by luxury designers adorn their frames with gold and jewels to entice you to spend more than the traditional couple thousand on a premium laptop. The Sager NP9280 simply decided to glue together nearly 12lbs of the most ultimate performance hardware you’ll find in a laptop – and that includes an Intel Core i7. Pardon us while we wipe the drool from our chin.

The Sager NP9280 truly pushes the limit of what constitutes “portability,” which is theoretically a requirement in any laptop. It brings back memories of the lap crushing HP Dragon. The NP9280 has 17.1″ display that boasts dimensions of 15.5″ x 11.75″ x 2.35″ – yes, 2.35 inches thick. But then again, how else would you have room for the cacophony of ports generously littered on all sides?

Let’s get technical – if you’re willing to pay top dollar, you can get the 3.33GHz Intel Core i7-975 Processor Extreme Edition, with an 8MB L3 Cache. You can get 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz, and up to 3x 160GB Intel SATA2 SSDs. As for graphics, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 is standard. Other goodies like Blu-ray, TV-tuner, etc, are also available.

Sager 9280 Ports

On every NP9280 you’ll find a 1920×1200 resolution, 4 speakers, 4 USB ports and 1 FireWire, eSATA, HDMI and DVI, programmable gaming buttons and a 3.0MP integrated webcam. There is also a 12-cell battery which we imagine last as many minutes as we have fingers and toes when running at anywhere near max capacity. Prices start under $2000, but if you want all the glory a laptop can muster, be prepared to shell out $7000.

Out of curiosity – we know it looks cool, but we understand skepticism here – how many of you out there think it’d be worth it to get this kind of muscle in an 11.55lb laptop, and how many of you would just opt for the desktop instead?