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Need peoples experience with Sony VIAOs

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
February 16, 2010 9:24:18 PM


I'm looking at getting one of these (about 1100 USD) but before doing so I'm wondering what experiences any of you have had with the build quality / durability of VIAOs.

I had the quintessential Macbook on the table as well with student discount but even with the incomming refresh of the Pro range I doubt it will beat the Sony's pure stats for hardware etc. although it will probably rape it on battery life.


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February 17, 2010 1:23:48 AM

Ive always had great experience with Sony laptops. Its been my experience that Toshiba is the best, with Sony in second.
February 17, 2010 1:53:52 AM

I've had a series of Vaios, including a couple in the VGN-SZ series. Also a smaller PCG series from several years ago. The machines themselves are reasonably fast and the graphics quality with Nvidia GeForce renders well. So-so battery life (and expensive replacements). Screens are easily readable. You do, however, pay a premium for design, bells and whistles. Concerning repairs, I've had a few problems--some requiring service (satisfactory) and some repairs I did myself: fan going out on one, hard disk failure on another, bit of cheesy plastic on the case that chipped off, some problems with the touchpad after a year and a half on yet another. Overall, snazzy laptops at a bit higher price. The model you're thinking about looks like quite a dream machine, but factor memory upgrade into the package as well as an upgrade of the OS. All depends on the price you snag. Cheers from Tokyo!