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mcdanielnc89

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I've finally managed to get down to TWO laptops from over 30. I know that's bad. I can't choose which one though. I'd like your opinions on which one would be better. It has to be one or the other. I'm goign to loose something though because I want a small screen, yet fast computer, and at least a bigger screen resolution of more than 1024 x 768. I want to e able to move around with the laptop a lot and it not break fast. So with that said here are the choices.

There is a a 200.00 Price difference of which I'm not worried about. I just can't choose.


First one is a Vaio CS Series. The second one is the Vaio FW Series.
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor T3400 (2.16GHz)
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit
  • Glossy Black
  • 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM (DDR2-800, 2GBx2)
  • 250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive [5400 rpm]
  • DVD±R DL / DVD±RW / DVD-RAM Drive
  • No Fresh Start™
  • QuickBooks Simple Start
  • Windows Live OneCare 90-Day Trial
  • No Engraving
  • LCD 14.1" WXGA (XBRITE-ECO™) with integrated video camera
  • WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) with integrated Bluetooth® technology
  • Extended Battery
  • Microsoft® Works
  • 2 Year Express Ship Service Plan with ADH for Notebooks
  • None
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  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz)
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit
  • Black
  • 4GB DDR2-SDRAM (DDR2-800, 2GBx2)
  • 250GB SATA Hard Disk Drive [5400 rpm]
  • CD/DVD Burning Drive
  • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB vRAM
  • LCD 16.4" (XBRITE-FullHD™)
  • QuickBooks Simple Start
  • Windows Live™ OneCare 90-Day Trial
  • No Engraving
  • Microsoft® Works
  • None
  • Video Standard
  • WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) with integrated Bluetooth® technology
  • Large Capacity Battery
  • 2 Year Express Ship Service Plan with ADH for Notebooks
  • None
  • VAIO® Deluxe Messenger Bag

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What is the purpose of the laptop you're buying? Is it for gaming, business, personal use?
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Personal/Business And If I ever get into gaming I will use it for gaming as well on occasions.
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The second machine seems to just be a slight upgrade from the first machine - slight processor upgrade, bigger display, and better video card. Unless you plan on playing any video intensive games, the first laptop with integrated video should be fine. The processor difference won't be too noticeable, and as long as you can settle for a 14 inch screen then the first laptop should do you well.
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Okay. I'm not sure what I want, haha. I have a 17" right now and I hate it. it's HUGE and makes it heavy.
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If you're looking for portability the first one is probably better. 16.4 inches really isn't noticeably smaller than 17 inches, and probably has very similar weight.
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