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VAIO® FW Series Notebook PC - VGN-FW290JTB

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September 30, 2008 12:40:28 PM

hi guys,

have any guys experienced with VAIO® FW Series Notebook PC - VGN-FW290JTB. i have stumbled upon this via their 'help me choose' wizard. seems quite impressive.

Please forward any related experience,advantage and disadvantes on this

thanks

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September 30, 2008 2:52:27 PM

I've never owned a Sony laptop, myself - but I've never heard anything good about them. Seems they're very low-quality units. On paper, they're okay, but not so in real life.
October 23, 2008 4:08:11 PM

i disagree, vaio's have much better build quality than plastic dells or HP's, Sony uses magnesium alloy instead. im planning on getting the same model laptop with the radeon 3650 sometime in the next few months, if you do get it post a breif review here!
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October 23, 2008 5:12:13 PM

The problem with VIAO is they were so sought after when they first came to market that the price was driven up by demand and, still today, the price does not justify the quality or specs.

My experience with Sony is they are one of the worst when it comes to loading crapware (trialware) on their builds. I've been disappointed to how un-durable they've been and how difficult they are to work on when something goes wrong. So, to keep in mind 1) you want to first thing delete all the crap from the shipped build or do a clean install of the OS of your choice. and 2) get as much warranty as you can afford.

Bottom line, you can do better elsewhere when it comes to price. EDIT: Gateway FX series gives a better bang for the buck. As far as durability goes the reining champ is IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad (T series) or HP Elitebook (Successor of the Armada M700 legacy)
October 30, 2008 7:29:39 PM

i just got my fw290jtb and i did not tried it yet but i can say that i always owned sony stuff and i am very happy with the quality and long lasting of their products i 've owned for the last 4 years a Vaio A195EP and i'm so happy with it's performance that i decided to get this new fw290 and i hope to be as happy as i have been with all Sony Products,i don't get any interest for saying this nor i work for Sony but so far so good.
October 30, 2008 7:32:20 PM

frankramiro said:
i just got my fw290jtb and i did not tried it yet but i can say that i always owned sony stuff and i am very happy with the quality and long lasting of their products i 've owned for the last 4 years a Vaio A195EP and i'm so happy with it's performance that i decided to get this new fw290 and i hope to be as happy as i have been with all Sony Products,i don't get any interest for saying this nor i work for Sony but so far so good.

hey, mind posting a few pics and maybe a breif review?
November 2, 2008 9:32:06 PM

looks cool, i like the white one.
November 7, 2008 8:27:57 PM

By the way, Who the hell wants to download( CRAPWARE).crap in my home town is crap????????????????????????????????????????????????????