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Buying new Vaio E series.

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June 18, 2012 8:29:18 PM

Hi guys!

I’ve been meaning to buy a new laptop and from the reviews and personal experiences I’ve found that a Vaio E series is a pretty good deal for a laptop.

Sony offers you the option to customize one yourself and my questions are: are more than 8gb in a laptop really necessary? or am i ok choosing just 6gb. And what about the graphics card? is a 1gb AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M ok? or should i get the 2gb upgrade? and also, is a blueray reader really necessary?

This laptop is for personal use, I’m a graphic design student and i also want to watch movies and play some games.


1. VAIO 15.5" E Series Custom Laptop (SVE151190X Standard)= $854.99

3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost) (Save $70, reg. price $260.00)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
15.5" LED backlit display (1366 x 768)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M (2GB) dedicated graphics (Save $40, reg. price $150.00)
500GB (5400rpm) hard drive (Save $5, reg. price $30.00)
6GB (4GB x1 + 2GB x1) DDR3-1333MHz (Save $10, reg. price $20.00)
CD/DVD player / burner
Standard lithium-ion battery (5300mAh)

And

2. VAIO 14" E Series Premium Custom Laptop (SVE14A190X Premium) = $949.99


3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost) (Save $70, reg. price $200.00)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
14" LED backlit display (1600 x 900)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M (1GB) hybrid graphics (Save $30, reg. price $100.00)
500GB (5400rpm) hard drive
6GB (4GB x1 + 2GB x1) DDR3-1600MHz (Save $10, reg. price $60.00)
CD/DVD player / burner
Standard lithium-ion battery (5300mAh)


There aint much difference between the two besides size, looks and price. But i want to make the best choice i can.

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June 18, 2012 10:53:12 PM

For your wants, I would suggest the 14". Even though smaller and more expensive, it has a slightly better display resolution, faster ram (although you won't be able to tell that) and, a better graphics card. I think it's worth it.
As far as ram, I feel 6GB is plenty, in the future you may find you want more but that is an easy upgrade.
June 23, 2012 1:41:26 AM

Thanx a lot man!

I really like that one just wasnt sure about the extra 100$.

Think im going to buy that one.
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