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Sony vaio vgn-fw 560 - trade for my gaming tower?

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February 25, 2011 11:14:04 PM

Thinking of trading my gaming tower.

About $600 invested, worth more, so I can get about $600 for it.

This guy says he paid $2,200 for his sony vaio laptop.

it's the sony vaio vgn-fw 560

6gb ram, 500gb hard drive

blue ray player, dvd burner

17.4 inch screen (1600x900)

2.13ghz intel core 2 duo

ATI 4560 w/512mb

Is it worth it?

I'm just scared it's going to break and I can't easily replace one part like I can with the tower.

Here is a picture he sent me of it.


a b D Laptop
February 25, 2011 11:50:20 PM

The fw560 was only priced at $1200 when it was released. I doubt his claim of $2200. See the review here: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/sony-vaio-fw560f-t/4505...;lst#reviewPage1

Per the specs in your member configuration, your desktop has the potential to be a lot better than the laptop. You already have a better processor, you just need to upgrade the graphics card.
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a b D Laptop
February 26, 2011 12:44:23 AM

casemods said:
"Sony Vaio FW is available in titanium gray and powder white, with standard model starts at about $1,000, while the FW premium will go for around $1,750. "

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/07/17/sony-vaio-fw-w...

And I updated my rig, I have a GTC 260 now


That's still less than his quoted $2200 when his specs aren't any different than the standard model from what I can tell. Also, if you have a GTX 260 paired with a quad core processor you would be trading down. Both the Core2 and the HD 4650 in the laptop are much slower than what you currently have.
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February 26, 2011 1:04:51 AM

lostandwandering said:
That's still less than his quoted $2200 when his specs aren't any different than the standard model from what I can tell. Also, if you have a GTX 260 paired with a quad core processor you would be trading down. Both the Core2 and the HD 4650 in the laptop are much slower than what you currently have.


I know they are slower, but I want a laptop.

I already figured I won't be able to play any games on a laptop
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a b D Laptop
February 26, 2011 2:33:05 PM

The 4650 can play most games with low-medium settings. It's not a terrible card, just certainly not as good as the GTX 260 you have (but you knew that). I just don't see that Sony as being worth the price, especially since what you are getting is outdated. Just for kicks there are 3 laptops on newegg priced from $599-699 that would all be better options if you just sold or parted out your desktop.

Acer Aspire 7551G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom X3 N850 (2.2ghz)
4gb DDR3 RAM
AMD HD 5650
500gb HDD
17.3'' 900p LCD screen

HP DV6: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel i3-370M (2.4ghz)
4gb DDR3 RAM
AMD HD 5650
500 GB HDD
15.6'' 720p LCD

Acer Aspire 5742G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-480M (2.66ghz)
4gb DDR3 RAM
NVidia GT 540M
500gb HDD
15.6'' 720p LCD
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