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Are Sony Vaio Laptops good and reputable? versus this Acer one?

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I found a "middle of the road" sony vaio laptop and was wondering what you all think about sony laptops. I was looking at an Acer but then a sony at office depot caught my eye but the screen is 15 and the Acer is 17. I would like the sony just because its cheaper in price, but if they make crap laptops than ill have to go with the acer unless its crap too. Please look at a few of the specs for them both. thanks

Heres some specs.


Intel core 2 Duo processor 1.66ghz T5450
2G of Ram
2mb of L2 cache
15.4 inch screen
200 G hard drive

ACER Aspire 7520-5071

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55
2G of Ram
512kb of L2 cache
17 inch screen
160 G hard drive

Edited by rocco1005, 22 April 2008 - 05:19 PM.

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I've never had a Vaio or an Acer, but the specs on the Sony look better to me. 40 more GB and 1.5 MB more of L2 cache...
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Sony might have the better specs but Sonys are a pain in the proverbial to upgrade in any way, shape or form because even the normally replaceable bits such as the CD drive are proprietary in terms of their connectors.

The Intel processor will be faster performance-wise alone but having said that, when the laptop does die three, four, five years down the line don't expect any of it to be replaceable. Most other models you can replace faulty memory, the hard drive, the CD unit (just about) - on this Sony it only takes specific chip types of memory.
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