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Sony Vaio

Aug 18, 2012 @ 00:38
basically I'm looking for a new laptop for college. $500 budget. will be mainly used for schoolwork and browsing. couple music/movies here and there that sort of stuff. not much of a gamer. just looking for a cheap, reliable laptop. would you recommend a Vaio? or should I keep searching? if so, what would you recommend?

Sony Vaio (Best Buy)

-Sony - 15.5" VAIO E Series Laptop
-4GB Memory
-500GB Hard Drive

BestBuy page

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Aug 18, 2012 @ 01:32
asus or toshiba

sony is cool too

stay away from HP though.
Aug 18, 2012 @ 01:43
asus or toshiba

sony is cool too

stay away from HP though.

what about dell?

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Aug 18, 2012 @ 02:05
The Dell models that are sold at BestBuy seem to lack quality and lifespan compared to the ones you order directly from Dell.

Only Dell I would ever consider are the XPS models, but are somewhat pricey.
Aug 18, 2012 @ 02:23
would you say this one is good?


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Aug 18, 2012 @ 17:04
That ASUS definitely has better specs compared to the Vaio. I've always had good luck with ASUS products. Reviews say it has a decent trackpad, which is a rarity among notebooks in this price range.


Aug 18, 2012 @ 17:18
Dells are awful.

Im a big sony guy so thats the route i would go.


Aug 19, 2012 @ 01:20
i bought a vaio my freshman year of college, by the beginning of sophmore year it was dead, and 800 to fix. then i got an HP, iv had it for 3 years now. id be hesitant about getting a vaio.

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Aug 20, 2012 @ 04:17
Should it not have been covered by warranty after one year? $800 fix? Unless it was somehow your fault, I don't see a $800 fix as a possibility for ANY laptop. You'd have to dead a fair number of components to require an $800 fix.

I have an HP now. It was absolute shit before I did a clean W7 install. It runs decent now, but it's on Ubuntu. I'd never buy an HP though, this was gifted.


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