Old 25th October 2008, 14:27   #1
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Sony Laptops (and laptops in general)

A hoy-hoy Winamp land. How's things going?

I'm looking at getting a laptop, maybe a Sony one, and was wanting some user-reviews on them if anybody has any experiance with them as a manufacturer.

Any other suggestions for laptops would be much obliged.

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Old 25th October 2008, 15:20   #2
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Lenovo Ideapads are pretty sexy
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Old 26th October 2008, 00:38   #3
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Asus EEE 901 so long as you have relatively thin fingers.

The only Sony Laptop I've had experience with was an older Vaio. The harddrive was a cheep one, and burnt out bloody quick. However everything else on it has been ok bar the power cable giving out, and now the power port starting to fail on the laptop itself. As for other sony products... ..well the PS2 and 3 are faultless, the PSP is near as good and the Sony Reader is bloody good.

There just overpriced.

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Old 26th October 2008, 17:07   #4
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Old 28th October 2008, 05:34   #5
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Almost everyone I know including myself has had absolutely horrible experience with Sony products, with the exception of playstations. For laptops, personally I like Dell. Our school district has three middle school labs full of Dell laptops (3 years old, all in perfect shape with no hardware problems). Our high school lends a Dell Tablet PC laptop to every student as part of a grant (they take them to every class and home every night during the school year). The Dell tablets have been nothing but good news too, which is pretty impressive considering how much shit the kids put them through.

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Old 28th October 2008, 05:41   #6
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Sony makes good DVD/CD drives. I've never had one fail. The computers get obsolete first.

If I was going to get a laptop, I'd get a Thinkpad. Everyone I know has had good luck with them.
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Old 28th October 2008, 07:06   #7
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It depends what you're going to be using it for.

For all round performance and decent portability I'd probably go for a MacBook if the budget allows, otherwise maybe a 13/14" Dell Vostro or similar. A Dell XPS 1530 for high performance without costing a mint, the EEEPC 1000H for high portability without being too cramped...
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Old 28th October 2008, 08:59   #8
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Almost everyone I know including myself has had absolutely horrible experience with Sony products, with the exception of playstations.
Oddly enough I've never had a problem with Sony products with the exception of playstations.

Two failed PS1's, dodgy laser block and less said about the PS2 build quailty in general the better.

It kind of put me off Sony products as a whole, but other than that they just keep on going, my 10 year old sony CRT TV is still going as stong now as the day I switched it on....
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Old 28th October 2008, 09:07   #9
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With the Sony Viao series you are paying a LOT for the name. And it isn't all that of an impressive name as computers go. Sure, they may be a bit lighter and sleeker then the average laptop, but you are still paying for the name (It is not as bad as the Apple tax, but you will over pay for a Sony)

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Another vote for Thinkpads here, had a T41 for about 3 years now. Thin, light and tough, never a bother on it.

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Old 29th October 2008, 00:51   #11
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+1 for thinkpad, im on a t61 widescreen right now, my second thinkpad

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Old 29th October 2008, 01:45   #12
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Thinkpads are tanks. I use an R40 as a portable ssh client/email checker and it's worked flawlessly.

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Old 29th October 2008, 01:52   #13
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Yeah, I have to admit, although I support Dell a lot after seeing how well they do at our school, it's very rare that I hear bad things about IBM, although they can be quite pricey sometimes.

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Old 4th November 2008, 12:04   #14
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Hi! If you want affordable yet reliable laptop, I suggest Asus F80L. I'm using this one now...and so far so good.
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