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Facedown98

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If I have the money for it, when I go to college, I want to buy a Sony. Great brand, just a little pricy.
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Depending on what you have or want to spend my son is off to college and did some research and after some talk with an IT guy at his intership this past spring he came up with the following

http://www.compsourc...t_no=LXTAJ06057

I asked the opinion of quite a few of the staff members here and it got a very high rating,
Keeping in mind the idea of gaming not taken into consideration here ( I would kick his a$$ for it anyway I m paying him to go to school to learn :whistling: )

Hope that helps
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Sony is actually one of the worse brands the lappers look good but often have problems or just arent as good as similarly priced competing laptops.

Yeah Dons boys lapper is a good un, there should be core2 ones coming out soon that should be beastin. Dont worry Don he wont be gaming so much other fun things to do at uni.
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They seriously have all those issues? I've never heard :whistling:
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Yeah pretty common for them to have something wrong with them, sony stuff always has the potential to be great, it rarely is or take a half dozen firmware updates to do it.

Besides i wouldnt be surprised if the company slides even further down the tubes they are very succesfully alienating there core market through insults and overpricing(they have always been overpriced just before the stuff was worth it), sony are really going to the dogs.
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Dont worry Don he wont be gaming so much other fun things to do at uni.

Scot did he pay you to say that ? :whistling:

my nephew has a sony thought it was great when he first got it now wants a new one 1 year of college and already ready for a upgrade :blink:

I m told the one I posted earlier should last the full 4 years of college
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It should; that notebook has some pretty good specs. However, Core 2 Duos are supposed to be much better, so it may be best to wait for those if possible.
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Yeah it will last 4 years, might want to add some new ram in a couple of years maybe and a bigger HD or big flash drive but yeah itll last.

If youre buying now look for a core 2 though its newer and its power consumptiom is low enough for laptops, beasting fast CPU.

Nah, just recounting experience uni is pretty fun, and ive not even done a tenth of the things i shoulda done in my first year(to introverted and live to far away), but i had fun first year is meant for fun(unless as i learned you do science AND Engineering what was i thinking).

Uni is pretty fun.
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I'm a former Sony Vaio owner. They do look great, nice design. Build quality is another matter. The case was flimsy and too flexible, the screen was horrible, and the keypad had a very cheap feel. It had decent performance, but as Scott said there were a number of BIOS updates.
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