If you're not interested in the standalone headset or letting Facebook ban you for beaking some mysterious guidelines, a fast and durable laptop combined with a state of the art VR headset is the way to go. 4 years ago Sager really made a stir with their VR ready laptops that surpassed most other brands on the market. But, there was one large issue- the weight. A 30-pound laptop was hardly anything you would want to carry around with you, nor invest a new desk that could hold it. Now with their new laptop series, they have become sleeker, lightweight, and give truly high performance for VR gamers. One of the most affordable models is the Sager NP7958F1 which costs less than $2,000 but has the specs of a $3,000 dollar laptop!
Games and compatibility - Within the next couple of years, there shouldn't be any problems with compatibility on VR games. The computer comes in many different setups, but we recommend the RTX 2070 combined with 32 GB RAM for around $1,800 dollars on Amazon these days. 1TB of SSD is also included in the package, giving you tremendous laptop power to conquer any game on Viveport or Oculus.
Graphics and Processor – The most spectacular feature on the Sager NP7958F1 laptop, is the AMD Ryzen 9 3900 processor that even put Intel on the sidelines when it comes to rendering and processing VR games. Combine that with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with dedicated 8GB RAM, you have a beast of a machine that gives the most detailed imagery money can buy these days.
To top it all off, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD will make sure smooth transitions and no game will drain its capacity...at least nothing yet on the market. An Intel-based laptop would probably set you back at least $500- 1,000 with more or less the same specifications.
Hardware and components - With the impressive graphics and processing power this monster has, you might be thinking Sager must have cut corners somewhere on the laptop to offer this low price. But, Sager has managed to make a durable, functional, and stylish computer. The 15.6" Full HD display has a remarkable 144Hz refresh rate and a wide view angle to give a great detailed gaming experience. But for VR gamers, the most important is connectivity and compatibility- and here you get both. The backlit full-sized keyboard is also impressive, with a light touch and a great ergonomic feel for precise execution.
Extras and prices – There is really nothing else you need on this Sager model. Except, of course, a VR headset that matches this awesome machinery. Other than that, it has a great display and sound quality with 2 built-in speakers with Soundblaster Cinema 6. This should be enough for those who play stationary with a VR headset, otherwise, earphones are always the best solution.
But of course, with all of these amazing features, it's definitely not the lightest and easiest laptop to carry with you. Still, 6 pounds in weight isn't bad compared to their older models. The large chassis also has a good fan system, which is often neglected on laptops where you need to buy an additional cooling pad.
Conclusion – Maybe not the sleekest and elegant gaming computer on the market- but, it looks badass! A solid and strong composition combined with hardware that will last you for many years to come as a VR gamer. Out of the box, you really have everything you need to get a great VR gaming experience. Sager is truly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the computer gaming industry.
A powerful computer that can handle VR gaming without breaking a sweat. Thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 9 combined with the RTX graphics card, this computer will handle any gaming task masterfully.