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Old 09-04-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Need opinions for the new laptop im getting

http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/ser...n100299n100509

Im planning on purchasing this laptop, and would like to hear some opinions.
*( would customize the spec from 3gig ram - to 4 gig ram and the hard drive from 250gb/5200 to 200/7200 )*

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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Im assuming this is for a business? Being that the opertaing system is Windows Vista business. It looks to be a nice laptop.
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It isnt for business, but I do travel a lot school/work. So i wanted one thats both light and small and have the specs needed for casual gaming.

I would prefer using xp instead, but according to sony. If i change the os on my own and theres anything wrong with the laptop the guarantee wont cover it.
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It does come with XP downgrade.
I would keep looking around, You can Get just as good laptops for cheaper.
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Ya.. I was originally looking for something around 2k at most. I might have to go for the FW series, but those are bulky and heavy tho...

the problem is there isnt much choices, when im at*montreal*. the brands that i see here the most are : hp, apple, sony and dell. I tried dell before and it died on me twise within one year.
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To answer your question: You should definitely upgrade the HDD. The RAM that comes with this is DDR3, which I think unnecessary. You could look for a similar version with DDR2 RAM and save anywhere from $50-200. For light gaming this would be OK.

My opinion: Look at the Dell XPSs.
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thanks for the reply/opinion.

Ya I was thinking of upgrading the HDD from 250g/5200 to 200g/7200, since i really need that much space really. As for the ram, im not sure when a pc or laptop would need a ddr2 or ddr3* makes it run that much faster?* And the graphic card seems to be decent strong, correct me if im wrong please.
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Graphics is good, but not amazing. DDR3 won't be any advantage. It will be bottlenecked by the CPU.
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How much stronger does the CPU needs to be, in order for the ram to run at full capacity ?

My second choice was to go for the FW serie :http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665449984

This one is about 700-800 dollar cheaper spec wise seems to be around the same. Not sure about the graphic card, the downside is : bulky and heavy.
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Yeah I'm not so sure how the Radeon compares to the nVidia, but look at XPSs.
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