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Question Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review ( Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion Notebook News and Reviews )
Updated: 2008-03-09 08:14:34 (98)
Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review




Overview and Introduction: Today I will be reviewing on the stylish Sager NP5790/ Clevo 570ru. Sager is known for making high performance laptops at reasonable costs. Clevo is the ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) that a majority of the Sager models are based on. The NP5790 is considered a Desktop Replacement notebook with its large 17’’ screen.

Now let’s move on to my specific configuration.

-17’’ WUXGA ‘’Glare Type’’ Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy Screen (1920 x 1200)
-Artic Silver Thermal Compound (comes standard with the 5790)
-Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2 ghz w/4MB On-die cache- 800 MHz FSB
-512 MB PCI-Express Nvidia Geforce 7950GTX w/ GDDR3 (user upgradeable)
-2048 MB DDR2 667 PC2 5300 (1 SODIMM)
-160 GB Seagate Momentus 3 GB/S SATA 300 7200 RPM Hard Drive
-Internal Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
-Built-in Intel PRO/ Wireless 4965 802.11 a/g/n
-Windows Home Premium (32-bit installed)

Reasons for Buying: I bought this laptop as a replacement for an old Dell Inspiron 4105 that I had used for 4-6 years so I thought it was about time for a successor.

Before my purchase with the 5790, I had considered a variety of laptops from the Dell XPS 1710 to the popular Alienware M9750. I ended up going with the Sager because it was much more price efficient from the XPS and the Alienware where a similar configuration would cost somewhere in the 3000+ USD range.

Where and How Purchased: I bought this notebook from xoticpc.com and with my configuration it was very close to the 2,600-2,700 range (Note: At the time of my order xoticpc.com had a Pre-Order package that came with a USB flash drive and a 100 dollar discount.) Also, they no longer have the 2 gigs of RAM (1 SODIMM) option. Just a quick comment, xoticpc.com has been there for me the whole way. I think the laptop was very reasonably priced compared to the Dell 1710 and the Alienware m9750. They were very helpful and understanding before the order, during the order, and after the order. That is something I would expect in a good business.

Build and Design: The design of the 5790 is very unique. I think the online pictures of it poorly justify it personally. I was a little skeptical about purchasing this laptop because of the orange-trim it had. Like I said the pictures online do not do a good job describing this beauty. My thoughts were changed fortunately when the laptop came in and I saw that the orange was not really the bright orange I was imagining in my head but rather a copper or burnt orange, very classy and unique.

The design of the laptop is pretty much just like a basic rectangle with an orange trim. It’s very professional; I can guarantee that to you. I can’t tell you what the laptop is made out of because I honestly don’t know but everything is built to last. The hinges are really tight and to open the laptop you have to have one hand on the inside pushing down on the base while the other hand is opening the lid.

This laptop is not made for use on your lap. Its massive weight (8.35 pounds w/ battery) and size (15.6" x 11.5" x 1~1.8") makes it so that you would be spending every minute adjusting your position so that you would comfortable. It does get pretty warm on the bottom where the battery and hard drive are but nothing unbearable. I tried pushing on the lid to see if I got ripples on the screen…nothing. I also tried pushing on the screen to see if it wobbled which would indicate bad hinges but like I said before, the hinges are solid and the laptop stood its ground.

Screen: The screen is very wide and unlike what many people think, the DPI and visibility of words, text, etc. on the screen is very visible but you always have the option of turning the DPI up. The screen is definitely bright enough for gaming, the bright toggle buttons are FN+F8 to turn the brightness down, FN+F9 to turn it up, and FN+F2 to turn off the LCD screen. I got the 1920 x 1200 resolution with the laptop (WUXGA glossy) but unfortunately it doesn’t have advanced features. The laptop does leak a little when running a dark video or game right at the very bottom of the screen but nothing that would be bothersome in the future, it’s very minimal. There is no uneven backlighting from what I can tell no dead pixels, etc.



Speakers: The speakers are located on the left and right-hand side of the laptop right next to the hinges. The sound quality is very good for a laptop especially after going into the audio software (Realtek HD audio manager) and setting the Environment to Carpeted Hallway and the Equalizer to Soft (Thanks to Gophn for pointing this out for me). The speakers are loud enough for gaming but even a cheap 2.1 setup will be better then this. I would also recommend using headphones as they are better. Just a side note, one thing that bothers me is that if you are planning to use speakers, the jack is in the very front, very inconvenient. It seems as though the designers are encouraging the use of headphones.



A video of it can be found here…be warned though, its 190 MB as I wanted the quality to be as good as possible.

-http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RXVY3L57

Processor and Performance: I am very pleased with the performance of this notebook in terms of speed and graphics. I will be providing a link of me starting it up at the end of this section. My hard drive is 7200 RPM but the 5790 is available with various 5400 RPM hard drives as well. My hard drive has a 160 gig capacity but with vista, it chopped off about 8-10 gigs after drivers and essentials. So far my laptop has never ‘’hanged’’ or take too much time when completing a task, very snappy. I play Counter Strike Source and Insurgency and I am very pleased with the performance of the video card. In my setup, I have the 7950GTX but the 5790 is now also available with the 8700GT if you want Direct X 10. Do keep in mind that we should be able to upgrade to a future video card. (MXM baby). I can play on all high settings with the exception of no AA.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RXVY3L57

In-game Performance:

Call of Duty 2, 1600x1200, 4x AA, all high settings.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8J0RQ34R







Benchmarks:
3DMark06:


PCMark05:



Super-pi: 2M- 55 seconds.



Super-pi comparisons



wPrime: 32M(default) 38.459 seconds



HD Tune:



Performance:



Heat and Noise: This laptop has 2 main fans on the bottom. One is always on but once in a while the 2nd fan kicks in while it’s idle and then turns off for a bit then comes back on. It is quite annoying but nothing unbearable. Other then that no other component in the notebook produces any sound from what I can tell. The bottom does get a little warm as I mentioned before but it is safe to use on your lap, but I would still recommend using it on a solid surface. Please read my Pros and Cons that I have wrote for this laptop again as I have made a big mistake when I reviewed the fans. An unexpected factor came into play and bit me in the butt...








Keyboard and Touchpad: First of all, the Sager NP5790 has a full keyboard with a numpad. The control and FN keys aren’t switched around like most laptops so getting used to it should be a little easier then a laptop with the 2 switched keys. I had a little trouble with the Sager NP5790s keyboard at first because I am so used to having my hands on opposite ends of the keyboard. That kind of hand placement won’t work on the Sager because then I would be hitting the numpad so you would have to shift your hands slightly to the left to avoid hitting the numpad. I got used to it in a day or so though. The touchpad is very sturdy. It feels like very smooth sandpaper and has some texture. I would just like to point out that the touchpad and right palm rest tends to get a little warm. There is no flex in the keyboard whatsoever.







Input and Output Ports: For the various ports, here is a picture. 4 x 2.0 USB ports, Ethernet port, 54mm Express Card Universal Slot, etc.




Microphone and Webcam tests:



Wireless: This laptop came with a built-in Intel PRO wireless b/g/draft-n wireless card. The wireless card is very good. I’ve been connected to my wireless router (wireless-g) for about 49 hours and it has not disconnected once. The speeds are very constant, no slowing down or anything of the sort. Good all-in-all. There is Bluetooth 2.0 built-in but I can’t comment on it since I have no Bluetooth devices.

Battery: The Sager has an 8-cell li-ion battery. I was a little disappointed at it’s measly battery life of about 1 and a half hours with small tasks like web browsing and instant messaging and about 40-60 minutes when gaming but this is pretty good for a laptop of this caliber so I am happy.



Operating System and Software: My operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit). Coming from xoticpc.com, a 32-bit and 64-bit recovery/installation CD was included with the 64-bit version installed. The package comes with the 2 OS CDs, a Driver CD for Windows XP, a Driver CD for Windows Vista, Nero 7 (with CD-key), and Power DVD. I would say that the included software is average but I am happy that they gave the latest version of Nero rather then an outdated one.

Customer Support: The customer support from xoticpc.com is excellent. They are all very professional and there are many ways to contact them (email, PM through NBR, phone-call, etc.) and you can expect a speedy reply. My experience with them has been nothing but pleasant. I have called them once after I got my NP5790 when my hard drive was a little hot on idle and a human actually picked up within seconds of my call (no machine) and answered my question in a very professional manner. I would recommend them to anyone.

Conclusion: In conclusion, this laptop is just amazing in terms of performance, looks, and quality. Everything seems to be built to last and is a good system all-around.

Pros:
• Large and Beautiful WUXGA 17’’ Screen, Very fast and speedy, can multi-task quite well.
• Powerful DX9 card (7950 GTX) but has a DX10 video card option as well (8700GT)
• Full 99 key keyboard including a 10 key numeric keypad.
• Sound quality is quite good for a laptop.
• Build quality is superb

Cons:
• Battery life is considerably low.
• If you’re planning to use speakers, the jack is in an inconvenient place.
• 7950GTX isn’t powerful enough to support its own native resolution in a game.
• One out of two fans repeatedly turns on and off while the laptop is idle or when in use.
• Fans are loud EDIT: My apologies for everyone that was worried about the fans being loud but I will amend to this statement. My microphone boost was set to 30 dB (max) and the fans were being recorded through the microphone and played through the speakers at max volume making it appear as though the fans were unpleasing but I hope that I didn't make anyone change their mind about this amazing laptop because of my stupid mistake.

-lawlz_xD

Answers: Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review ( Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion Notebook News and Reviews )
Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

This notebook is not noisy, the fans are noticeable if you are trying to listen for them... but they are not annoying.

The notebook cooler is not just for cooling (which would help prevent the notebook fans from triggering).....

The airflow from the cooler is constant. However, the room temp (as well as humidity) plays a huge role it the type of air that is being cycled.

The main thing that I would recommend the notebook cooler is not just the fans or airflow... rather:
- having the notebook elevated and tilted
- having a guarantee that the notebook in on a flat and cool surface.

if the room were cooler you would see a lower temp, if the room were higher you would experience stable temps.

My notebook cooler does not seem to be so noticeably useful when its a normal room temp.

The temps are still stable, if I were to leave my notebook on a table, the table's surface will start warming up after a while of gaming, then the temps rise. The temps may not be impressive on a notebook cooler (during average days), but they are stable and dont fluctuate.

Hope this clears it up a bit,
-Gophn

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Did you have the thread count in WPrime set to 2 under the advanced options?

odin243

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

thanks, I guess you saw my vietnamese book in the background haha.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

well it looks like the gameplay are going to have to come tomorrow. I got some CSS footage but it's too embarrassing to show you guys.

''ATI is hecka better then Nvidia, freaking SLI owns.''

''Whatever, I have 3 512MB triple pixel-line 8800's.

''AMD ftw, we'll have 100-bit CPUs someday.''

''lawlz_xD has left the room''.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by azntfl
viet pride
please do not start that "asian pride" stuff

its something thats very immature.

we are human, we are gamers, we are NBR.

Thats it.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

viet pride

azntfl

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

lol.

things to come: fraps recording of CSS and COD2.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

On the fan noise...

I have the previous model, Sager NP5760 and with every Windows Vista version I tried (Home Premium, Enterprise, Ultimate) the fans were on constantly, or like you described - at least one of the fans would go on and off.

However... I have since ditched Vista and returned to a dual boot XP and Linux and they both only turn on the fans under a high load. Much more quiet and peaceful when using the computer. I rarely hear the fans under normal usage (i.e. not playing 3D intensive games).

I pursued the issue about six months ago and many suggested turning off Vista's Aeroglass and other eyecandy, but that didn't help Under linux I am using beryl with all the eyecandy and still no fans unless I play Doom or Quake.

dedeaux

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Nice review, I wish I had that laptop.

usapatriot

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Wow, those are some really serious heatsinks!

Nice review!

lmark84l

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

he can easily get another 50-100 points if he optimizes the OS:
- disable resource hogs (System Restore, Antivirus, Spyware detectors)
- switch GUI to Classic Mode

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawlz_xD
thank you gophn, 3dmark06 scores updated.
Nice! A solid 5399!!! I thought 5400 would be nicer...

maksin01

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

thank you gophn, 3dmark06 scores updated.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawlz_xD
thank you gophn, 3dmark06 scores updated.
Nice! A solid 5399!!! I thought 5400 would be nicer...

maksin01

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Also, I've never used a laptop cooler before, but how well do they tend to work in general? Do they just increase the life span of the components, or do they really reduce heat enough to prevent triggering the loud fans?

Marcai

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Sorry if this has been answered before, but what's the idle fan noise like?

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400/e1705 at the moment and I'm thinking of upgrading to this laptop, but am a bit concerned about the noise. The 9400 is silent under idle or low CPU usage, but can get pretty noisy after playing WoW for a while. I'm not too concerned about noise under load, since I tend to wear my headphones when gaming anyway, but I don't want something that sounds like a vacuum cleaner when idle...

Marcai

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

For the GPU temps, I assume you're using RivaTuner. Currently, there is no fix for 64-bit Vista but for 32-bits, Turn off UAC then run RivaTuner in compatibility with Windows XP SP2.

As for my temperatures, it really varies and your room temperature also has a big part when it comes to your hard drive, CPU, etc. temps.

I.E. My hard drive is usually over 55C if my room temperature is 80-90F but it stays somewhere in the 29C range if my room temperature is around 40-60F.

My CPU is usually around the 55C range when its 80-90F but is only around the 45-50C range when my room temperature is around 40-50F.

Right now my room temperature is around 50-60C and my CPU temp is 29C and my HD temp is 31C. It really varies...

P.S. I am not using a notebook cooler.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Nice review. I can't wait until I can get mine from Xoticpc. Quick question when did you order yours? I'm trying to figure out how much longer I might need to wait.

Kagatos

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

@ lawlz
Did your hdd temp stay at 48° while using hd tune?
I'm running the error scan right now and my hdd (120gb 7200rpm) temp is 57°, would that be a bad sign?!
Speedfan claims the CPUs are at 21 and 24° and GPU temps won't work.
I'm not really sure if those temps are true, could it be related to vista 64bit?
EDIT:Zalman is running at full speed
EDIT2: Just ran the benchmark and I got similar results with temp at 54/55°

Hackman84

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

If you install Media Center 2005, it looks for a certain hardware configuration... thats why it might give you that error.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

My OS has been listed in my review since it was posted. It's in the beginning as a matter of fact.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Not sure which OS you got because I haven't read this thread in a while, so I'll ask.

I just installed my Windows XP Media Center 2005, and the driver CD (both of them) says "This OS is not compatible with the CD" or something. And it's really pissing me off, because I need to get to the internet to download some more updates. And to get Realtek drivers, and everything else I need, etc.

Help?

Romanian

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

pictures added under the ''In-Game Performance'' section.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Not sure which OS you got because I haven't read this thread in a while, so I'll ask.

I just installed my Windows XP Media Center 2005, and the driver CD (both of them) says "This OS is not compatible with the CD" or something. And it's really pissing me off, because I need to get to the internet to download some more updates. And to get Realtek drivers, and everything else I need, etc.

Help?

Romanian

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romanian
Au contraire on the keyboard flex. There is noteiceable flex. If you push the keys on the corners, you can see the other keys move. It's kinda bothersome if you keep looking at it and brooding over the flex, but it's not noticeable while typing and gaming.
Really? I'm with Lawls on this one. I press as hard as I can on the keys in the corners (like the Ctrl key or the * key) and the the rest of the keyboard doesn't move at all...

Nice review Lawls.

Joga

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I liked the review a lot, massive pics.

I recommend you PM Chaz or Andrew and move this to the Review and News Section.

And ask them to re-title it to something like:

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

it would get more attention and comments there.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romanian
Au contraire on the keyboard flex. There is noteiceable flex. If you push the keys on the corners, you can see the other keys move. It's kinda bothersome if you keep looking at it and brooding over the flex, but it's not noticeable while typing and gaming.
I don't see that on mine at all unless I -really- push hard on the keys. They don't move at all for me with normal use, and I usually hit the keys pretty hard in general anyway.

sterben

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

um...I don't know about your 5790 but mine doesn't flex at all even when I am pressing on the corners very hard.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Au contraire on the keyboard flex. There is noteiceable flex. If you push the keys on the corners, you can see the other keys move. It's kinda bothersome if you keep looking at it and brooding over the flex, but it's not noticeable while typing and gaming.

Romanian

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I meant your desktop screen. You know, in one of the screen shots you posted. T?n của bạn c? ở tr?n đ?!

dit_xi

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I just know that the Wprime screenshot shows that your effective clock speed was only 800MHz when running the test...

Perhaps if you posted the screenshot in the WPrime Benchmark thread, and asked Gophn if he knows what's wrong?

odin243

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

alright I have updated scores, I have the weirdest fix-ups today...=/...all I had to do was restart the computer, -.-,my apologies guys. Comparisons coming later.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I posted my desktop somewhere? hm...can't think back that far...anyways time to mess around with some settings...

on NHC, my CPU clock speed is at 2.19 ghz but my CPU load is only 50 percent when I am running benchmarks...hm....=/...it's on max performance also...

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

awwwwwwwww lol its a ood machine well i guess it goes to show that welll high res screens are.......................................................................

Ghost1988

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I posted my desktop somewhere? hm...can't think back that far...anyways time to mess around with some settings...

on NHC, my CPU clock speed is at 2.19 ghz but my CPU load is only 50 percent when I am running benchmarks...hm....=/...it's on max performance also...

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

To be honest I don't think you made a terrible mistake. I don't know if you are suddenly lucky and your fans stopped to work, but my Clevo is terribly loud and I can't imagine yours can be that different. Look at your other thread "I feel so stupid" and please give me an aswer.
Look at my video
The high constant metallic noise is the videocam. You can easly identify it... At sec. -24 you can clearly hear the fans starting to work.

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Please read my Pros and Cons again as I have made a terrible mistake reviewing the fans on this laptop...

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

but it doesn't even have EAX4 on it...

StryKerz

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

yes it can be used for games.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

but the new x-fi is not meant for games right? this laptop has no PCMCIA?

StryKerz

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

the old Audigy 2 ZS uses PCMCIA

this notebook has ExpressSlot... which the new mobile X-Fi uses.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Hi, I can't see and I'm not sure but will I be able to use my audigy 2 zs soundcard on this laptop?

StryKerz

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

DX9, definitely.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Awesome review. Not sure if you mentioned this or not (I didn't see it if you did...) were you using DX7 or 9 for COD2?

peteskeys

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

+1 gophn...the fans are louder then the average laptop but not loud enough to annoy you.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Awesome review. Not sure if you mentioned this or not (I didn't see it if you did...) were you using DX7 or 9 for COD2?

peteskeys

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

the Super PI and wPrime tests are pretty amazing in my opinion.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

You have a T7500, not a T7300...

odin243

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

You have a T7500, not a T7300...

odin243

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

whoops, just noticed it haha...anyways do you guys have any suggestions for a better review?


I'm about to post up my windows vista experience score and updated wprime/superpi results.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

added youtube link for the sagers boot time under the performance section.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Its between this and the 1720 and Blu-Ray is the only thing stopping the purchase. Is swapping the optical drive as easy as it is on the M9750?

TH3D4RKKN!GH7

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by TH3D4RKKN!GH7
Its between this and the 1720 and Blu-Ray is the only thing stopping the purchase. Is swapping the optical drive as easy as it is on the M9750?
All these custom gaming notebooks have standard optical drive bays.

So you can easily order the notebook with the HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive... just contact the vendor/reseller and as them to do it for you.

Although its pretty simple to do by yourself.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I wonder how much extra it'd cost for them to do it, I know on the M9750 you just flip the PC over and loosen screws and out it comes I just wanted to know if it was that easy here. If so I'd just hold off on Blu-Ray since it costs a fortune now and buy it later and install it myself.

TH3D4RKKN!GH7

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

christ...one thing I noticed on the NP5790 was that the GPU doesn't warm up very much when gaming but rather the CPU does...

I.E.

I was gaming for about 40 minutes (COD2) and the GPU temp stayed in the 45-49C range as the CPU jumped from about 50C(idle) to 70C!

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

What settings you run COD2 at on that PC, I'm really thinking of getting it.

TH3D4RKKN!GH7

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

all high, AA x 4, with the exception of the dual video card box checked, it looks amazing, I might get some pictures of it later.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

One more thing.

I am expected for you to get a notebook cooler (ahem.. Zalman ZM-NC1000)

It will guarantee you efficient cooling, rather than placing the notebook in on a hard surface (that depending on type, might heat up overtime).

As for the videocard, the 7950GTX is plenty fast, just Vista drivers still need a bit more maturing... as compared to XP.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

yeah I will get it in time...I didn't think I would need it as I have a lapcool 2 but it doesn't do anything for me so I guess I have to go get the zalman.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

yeah I will get it in time...I didn't think I would need it as I have a lapcool 2 but it doesn't do anything for me so I guess I have to go get the zalman.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

very good review, downloading the 190mb video now.

link1313

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Its pretty nice when a review comes with videos.

It should become a tradition.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Cool review, The Clevo M570RU is probably my favorite 17 or up notebook this time around. I think the look is cool, stylish, and handsome all in one. Much more so than many of the other gaming notebooks out there in my honest, humble opinion. Enjoy your notebook lawlz xD.

Metamorphical

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I just saw your video on this laptop and i would say it is very nice. however the fan noise is really loud is it as loud as a desktop fan?

janp105

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

this thing makes me drool....Woot! its a monster!!! nice reveiw!

mokylim

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

yeah it's almost as loud as a desktop fan, a little disappointing.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

NICE!!! So you ended up doing this awesome review even it's summer.

maksin01

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Did anyone end up getting the tv tuner? I'm really curious to see/hear about that.

Erichards

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I don't think so... sorry... you can read in many places that even with the Zalmann they go on... not so often but they still do it...

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

if you use a good notebook cooler.... like Zalman ZM-NC1000

some of those fans would not turn on at all if the system is cool enough to not trigger them on.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

The problem is not the constant sound... This is not loud... the problem are the fans running more or less every minutes... those are not loud but EXTREMELY loud...

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

The problem is not the constant sound... This is not loud... the problem are the fans running more or less every minutes... those are not loud but EXTREMELY loud...

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Well a constant sound from a fan is to be expected from a gaming notebook... it should be noticeable if you are listening for it.... but it should not be annoying.

And if you are gaming and pay attention to the fans... then you got problems.

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I just ran a 3dmark06 and got 5389 ( because I have a 5400 RPM hdd) . Pretty good I might say,considering the specs:

C2D t7500 2.2GHZ 4MB
nVidia GeForce 7950GTX
2 Gb ddr2 667 RAM
120 5400RPM hdd.

eleron911

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I have a question, how big is the power supply? Because the one for the Toshiba
X205 series is huge or I better say gigantic and I want to know because I'm consider buy the Sager but I'm wonder on the size of that item...

Skylander77

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by eleron911
It is noisy , it is true, but if you have a good headset or speaker system, unless you actually focus ON THE NOISE, you won't notice it. And the fact that the 2nd fan kicks in makes this one helluva COOL ( and i mean that also in temps) laptop, you can't even say it's getting hot under high gaming requirements...at least not mine
Agreed. Many people seem to think that the Go7950GTX is running extremely HOT in this notebook but I gotta say it actually runs MUCH cooler than most other notebooks because of the excellent cooling design of the notebook. I can confirm that my Sager NP5790 with a Go7950GTX runs half as hot as my brother's Asus G1 with a Go7700 or my old Toshiba M40 with a Go6600.

maksin01

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

It is noisy , it is true, but if you have a good headset or speaker system, unless you actually focus ON THE NOISE, you won't notice it. And the fact that the 2nd fan kicks in makes this one helluva COOL ( and i mean that also in temps) laptop, you can't even say it's getting hot under high gaming requirements...at least not mine

eleron911

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Excellent review lawlz_xD. Nice, neat, proffesional piece of work...

demon_of_razgriz

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Well, I really don't understand this. Even if noise is a personal issue, I can't believe that people are still saying they hardly notice noise. The thing is terribly loud and annoying...

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Yes, everyone experiences it but I got used to it really quick.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Now that is a review with pics and videos. Great Job man.

props.

Zohaib

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

As of 8/31 I have been the happy owner of a Clevo M57ORU. I hardly notice any noise.
To be honest, the only time it even occurs to me is when I read about the noise. It really comes down to how quiet your environment is or want/need it to be.

As a side note, I was extremely pleased with R&J Technology. They were polite and knowledgeable.
http://www.rjtech.com

Hunterjlc

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Yes, everyone experiences it but I got used to it really quick.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Since today I'm the owner of a XXODD XNi570ru (dutch reseller) which is also a Clevo M570RU. Like 6edo my second fan kicks in every 1-2 minutes or so for a short while. It sounds like a vacuumcleaner and I find it really horrible. It totally kills all the fun I should have from getting a new machine.

I wonder if every Clevo M570RU experiences this kind of behaviour because if so I find it surprising that not more people would complain about this. Maybe only 8700M owners experience this? I would really appreciate some advice on how to fix this.

My specs:
T7700
8700GT
4GB RAM
7200RPM HD
Windows Vista 64bit

yildramir

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

C?m ơn bạn. That was an awesome review.

dit_xi

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

I know, I am very dissapointed in them...

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Nice review, but there's something wrong with those superpi/wprime scores. Your timings should be considerably lower.

Dodoman

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Great review. I have pretty much the same computer (only with 4gb RAM and vista-64) and I whole-heartedly agree with your assessments. The screen is really really nice, and for a laptop the built in sound isn't that bad either.

For completeness, though, you could add some information about the built-in camera and microphone. Also, for those that are interested, the lid has two latches. The one on the right is used to actually open it, while the one on the left is used to lock the lid down.

The outline around the keyboard and touchpad is textured, too :P

sterben

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Great review. I have pretty much the same computer (only with 4gb RAM and vista-64) and I whole-heartedly agree with your assessments. The screen is really really nice, and for a laptop the built in sound isn't that bad either.

For completeness, though, you could add some information about the built-in camera and microphone. Also, for those that are interested, the lid has two latches. The one on the right is used to actually open it, while the one on the left is used to lock the lid down.

The outline around the keyboard and touchpad is textured, too :P

sterben

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

yes I did.

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Ahh, I see. Your speed in the screenshot was only 800MHz. Make sure you're plugged in and that the powersaving settings are set to give maximum performance. Also, make sure you have the CPU-Z download for Wprime.

odin243

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawlz_xD
thanks, I guess you saw my vietnamese book in the background haha.
I saw your other posts. H?nh bạn chụp của desktop c? t?n bạn ở tr?n đ?.

dit_xi

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Somebody said something about upgrading the processor T7300 to a T7500 ? Is it true or did I get the wrong section?

I am asking because I am still waiting for my Sager 5790 and I would like to know what to expect...in the meantime, temperature values scare me and the way you guys speak about hdd and cpu temps makes me WANT a notebook cooler...like the Zalman... Is it really that bad(the fans noise and heat)?

sagerdude

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

Hey, for all you Clevo / Sager people out there, are the mini pcie and bluetooth modules fairly easy to get to? In the picture on the first page, it looks like the mini pci-e wifi module is at the top right, and the bluetooth module is top center... is that correct?

Do you think that the lappy should be able to take any mini pcie wifi card and a different bluetooth module? I think i'll be ordering my lappy from eurocom (cheapest), and they don't include either standard, and i'm pretty sure i can find different ones for less elsewhere.

If someone wants to be realllllly nice and take some up close pictures of those two modules tonight, i would be your best friend!

morkus64

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

lawlz_xD, could you please make me a favour? Could you film your Clevo while the fans are on (with not radio or music on the background and without talking, just like I did) in order to compare your noise with mine?

6edo

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

he didn't say they wouldn't turn on with the zalman, he simply said if the notebook was cool enough...

lawlz_xD

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

in the end, it really depends on the room temp..

the lower, the better chance of the fans not coming on

Gophn

Sager NP5790 (Clevo M570RU) User Review

it always a good idea to get as much cooling as possible to protect your investment... a gaming notebook.

the noise and heat are typical for gaming notebooks.... just make sure to monitor the temps and the fans/vents are clear from blockages.

Gophn

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