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Lenovo Thinkpad T500 vs Sony Vaio

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December 13, 2009 1:51:24 AM


Dear Forum:

Which laptop is best?

I am planninig to buy a laptop. I like the Lenovo T500. My only real contender would be like the Sony Vaio NW 250 or 275.

I am just trying to get an idea of what other forum members have experienced.

Thanks,

Rocky
December 13, 2009 2:14:21 AM

I can only give you my opinion about the Sony Vaio NW series because I got the Black Friday (NW265) version. The NW250 and NW280 versions should be much better than mine with the ATI discrete graphics and the Core2Duo processor. Try to avoid the Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics.

Pros:
Keyboard is very comfortable to use and comparable to the MacBook Air
ATI HD 4570 discrete graphics (if you order from the Sony website)
Build quality is quite durable for an all plastic build
HDMI output
Blu-ray drive
Weighs at 6 pounds (portable enough to carry around campus)
Quite thin for a 15.5" laptop (1.2 inches thick)
Reasonably priced

Cons:
Battery life is quite low, 2-3 hours depending on your brightness
Speakers are weak with no bass, but that is expected from a laptop
Viewing angle is poor if viewed more than 45 degrees

My Photos:




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December 13, 2009 9:11:58 AM

I recently bought the T500.

It is a good notebook.

Perhaps you should mention what it is you are looking for.
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December 13, 2009 2:40:03 PM

I've always found the build quality of the T series fantastic.
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December 16, 2009 12:15:36 AM

strangestranger said:
I recently bought the T500.

It is a good notebook.

Perhaps you should mention what it is you are looking for.


Hello. I know a bit late. I am looking really for a computer with a lot of power for the money. I also need a computer that will work well with graphics and video as I do websites.

I have compared the components with the Sony Vaio NW 250 and everything seems much more superior.

It also seems like a bargain at about $900 + tax.

I would really appreciate your input. Thanks a million.


Rocky :pt1cable: 
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December 16, 2009 9:34:50 AM

Don't do websites myself but the T500 is configurable with switchable gfx and a powerful enough CPU. Also, I am not sure what the maximum resolution on the sony would be but the T500 is 1680 x 1050 which I would think would come in handy having the extra realestate.

Also, is this going to be travelling or staying on the desk, I say this as with the intel intergrated gfx you can get about 5-6 hours of battery life easily enough depending on what you are doing.

Another point would be if you are connecting to an external monitor as the T500 uses display post as it's digital video out so don't know if that makes a difference or not.

Still a solid enough notebook from my experiences so far.
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April 17, 2010 7:34:29 PM

vonarmann said:
My Photos:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1110/image00003cj.jpg
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Thanks for the photos. They are by far the best of the Vaio that I have seen on the net, and I've looked at quite a few. It will help me with my purchase decision.


The Sony E Series are out and it replaces the NW Series. It looks nicer and have better specs.
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