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Sony Vaio for £600- any good?

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    Hi. Is this sony vaio (VPCEB1MOE) any good, seeing as other people have on this forum have said that a Sony for £600 wouldn't be very good.
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    Give specs
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    I've always just seen Sony vaio's as toys. Get a Thinkpad for same price and an awesome spec. Check them out on pc world business (pcwb).
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    I'm pretty sure that is Sony Vaio E series. It's pretty good from what I've seen on the customisable options on sonystyle.co.uk and seems very cheap for what you get imo.
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    (Original post by ma2k5)
    Give specs
    These are the specs...

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor
    2.13 GHz
    3 MB L3 cache
    Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    RAM : 4GB
    DDR3
    Graphics card: Intel® HD Graphics
    Screen type: Widescreen LCD/TFT
    Screen resolution: 1366 x 768
    Screen size : 15.5"
    Screen features: LED backlight
    Hard drive: 500 GB
    Optical disk drive: Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
    USB: 3
    FireWire: No
    Modem/Ethernet: Ethernet RJ-45 port
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth No
    Video interface HDMI output, VGA output
    Audio interface 1 x headphones
    1 x microphone
    TV output: HDMI output, VGA output
    Extension card slot No
    Sound: Built-in loudspeakers
    Webcam : Yes
    Battery : Lithium-ion
    Up to 2 hours battery life
    Accessories included Mains adapter, battery, user manual
    Software included Adobe® Reader® 9, Microsoft® Office Home&Student (60 days Try & Buy)
    Size 248.2 x 369.8 x 31.1 mm
    Weight 2.7 kg
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    (Original post by sio06)
    These are the specs...

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor
    2.13 GHz
    3 MB L3 cache
    Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    RAM : 4GB
    DDR3
    Graphics card: Intel® HD Graphics
    Screen type: Widescreen LCD/TFT
    Screen resolution: 1366 x 768
    Screen size : 15.5"
    Screen features: LED backlight
    Hard drive: 500 GB
    Optical disk drive: Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
    USB: 3
    FireWire: No
    Modem/Ethernet: Ethernet RJ-45 port
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth No
    Video interface HDMI output, VGA output
    Audio interface 1 x headphones
    1 x microphone
    TV output: HDMI output, VGA output
    Extension card slot No
    Sound: Built-in loudspeakers
    Webcam : Yes
    Battery : Lithium-ion
    Up to 2 hours battery life
    Accessories included Mains adapter, battery, user manual
    Software included Adobe® Reader® 9, Microsoft® Office Home&Student (60 days Try & Buy)
    Size 248.2 x 369.8 x 31.1 mm
    Weight 2.7 kg
    Ripoff imo, you can get much better specs/£ with Dell for example.
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    (Original post by ma2k5)
    Ripoff imo, you can get much better specs/£ with Dell for example.
    What would the better specs be in? I'm not that good with computers, but I thought the 500GB memory and 4GB RAM are pretty good...
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    You need to go on the site and configure it yourself.
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    (Original post by sio06)
    What would the better specs be in? I'm not that good with computers, but I thought the 500GB memory and 4GB RAM are pretty good...
    Check out http://www.dmxdimension.com for some dell deals. You can usually get 5-10% off the quoted price, and an additional 6-10% if you are student by going through the dell student web page.

    For an idea of which graphics card/processor are better use the following as a rough guide.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...st.2436.0.html

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html

    The main factors affecting price are graphics card and processors. Hard drive make near no difference, unless it is a solid state drive (google about it). You should get 4gb and you don't really need more than that. Make sure the Windows is 64 bit.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/

    This forum is good to see what people have to say about laptops. You will find pretty much something said about every laptop.
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    Also is 2.7 Kg heavy for a 15.5 inch laptop?
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