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Sony Vaio VGN-CR140E/B

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July 29, 2007 7:13:22 AM

Hello guys,

I'm planning to buy a new laptop next week (I'll buy it on BestBuy) and I THINK I found the right one for me and is the

Sony Vaio VGN-CR140E/B
The price is: $1,349.99 @ best buy.

These are the links:

BestBuy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8404185&s... cr140e&type=product&id=1180743304505

Newegg: (It's cheaper here)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... r140e

I was trying to research more about this Sony product and I only found a few reviews about this laptop. I did not even find this in the SONY website, just the CR190E series. I went to the nearest BestBuy store and they said that they were out of stock. Now, I got no choice but to purchase this online.

If you are going to suggest a different laptop, I just need it to have a built-in webcam on it and ofcourse it should be core 2. The laptop will only be used for general purposes (no gaming at all).

Now these are my questions:

1) Is this a good laptop? Also, For the owners of this laptop, how is it?
2) Is the price right for the specs?
3) Do you have any other Laptops in mind? (With the same price $1300-1400) *It should have a built-in webcam.
4) Where should I buy it? Newegg or BestBuy? If I buy it in Newegg and had a problem, should I return it to Newegg or Sony? If I buy this to BestBuy, how to we go about the warranty, return to Bestbuy or Sony?

Thanks in advance. =)

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a b D Laptop
July 29, 2007 2:56:19 PM

I generally dislike Sony as a company. Their laptops look nice and have decent quality but they are EXPENSIVE in general. The price for that laptop isn't bad, but is a little high since it only has integrated graphics.

I found this ASUS (who I like better) for $1299: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220175 The only thing against it is the 1gb of RAM, but you can upgrade that yourself if you want.

After some looking I also found this:http://discountlaptops.com/index.php?section=configurator®ular_model_id=1451&model_id=1452

15.4'' WSXGA
Core2 T7300
2gb RAM
8600mGT
80gb 7200rpm HDD
Best of the bunch IMO.

I'm typing on a Sager laptop right now and the build quality is excellent.
July 30, 2007 12:17:52 AM

Thank you very much for your reply. Thats very helpful information. I'll try to check out other brands and figure out what to buy. Thanks again
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July 30, 2007 7:13:04 AM

What do you think about the Dell Vostro 1400?

These are the specs I made:

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7100 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Business

LCD PANEL 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife™

MEMORY 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM

HARD DRIVE 160G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

OPTICAL DRIVE 8X CD/DVD Burner w/ double-layer DVD+R write capability

VIDEO CARD 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS

WI-FI WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Wi-Fi Mini Card

BLUETOOTH WIRELESS Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate)

WEBCAM Integrated 2.0 mega pixel Web Camera

SOUND OPTION Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition

BATTERIES 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
ADDITIONAL BATTERIES 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Additional Battery

WARRANTY & SERVICE 2 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Next Business Day On-Site Service

ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE SERVICE 2 Year CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service

And many other more ...

Do you think this is a better deal compared to the Sony Vaio CR series?

Thanks again.

a b D Laptop
July 30, 2007 3:04:38 PM

I think for the money, the Dell will be better. Plus it has a dedicated graphics card compared to the integrated on the Sony. If you want to make it an even sweeter deal, google "Dell Coupons". You'll get an even better deal.
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