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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Garside, 31 Oct 2006.

  1. Garside

    Garside New Member

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Really hot specs.

    Then the graphics.
     
  3. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Heh
     
  4. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    You reckon? Core Solo @ 1.2 GHz? I know it's a super-lightweight but it's hardly sizzling. No way would you want to game on this thing anyway, so I'd say the GMA graphics is probably a good match - saves power and weight vs anything more meaty.

    Still though, I take exception to the price - almost $4,000 is a substantial wedge, and I'd be expecting a lot of laptop for that kind of money. I'm sure the price of this laptop includes a hefty premium for the Bond branding and accessories.
     
  5. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Sony are advertising USB sticks with James Bond/Casino Royale styling in this month's Empire. It looks like James Bond is the only way they'll make money...
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Why have 2GB of Ram with a Core Solo? (Misread it as Core 2)
     
  7. mclean007

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    I guess to keep Vista happy? Though I agree, it is a bit odd to park 2GB in a medium spec laptop that clearly isn't meant for gaming.

    Incidentally, Core Solo is part of Core 2 - Core 2 Duo = dual core, Core 2 Solo = single core (by extension, Core 2 Quad = 4 core etc.)
     
  8. Speedo

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    There's no '2' there, this laptop sports an original Core Solo.

    Not overly impressed with the spec for the money, it is a nice case though ;).
     
  9. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    sony vaio? i'm sure they could have found a better manufacturer to endorse their film, the screens are nice but the machines are terrible
     
  10. Faulk_Wulf

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    I can get a AMD ML-44, 512 nVidia SLI card, 2gb Ram, 17" widescreen through SagerNotebooks or Alienware for the same or even less then that.

    For those pitiful specs? ... I'll pass. The suitcase and camera can only be $1,000 at the VERY VERY most. Vaio is just too much money for too much crap.
     
  11. mclean007

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    Ah, gotcha, so it's effectively a Pentium M. that's even less impressive then. TBH I don't understand why anyone would buy a new laptop (especially one costing this much) without a dual core chip, let alone one without even Core 2's advancements over Pentium M.
     
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    uh yeah. Except Sony made the movie, it only makes sense that Sony endorses it.
     
  13. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    lmao, good point


    The viao's are neat dont get me wrong, but neat stops at a grand and a half for that bundle. Novelty is for something in that price range. Already stated about how you can build this and that for the same price. I guess this is just neat to look at. I doubt sony expects to sell all that many of these.
     
  14. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Oops, didn't notice that, don't I feel dumb :blush:

    *hangs head in shame*
     
  15. qupada

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    It might be "slow", but that particular laptop (the one on offer appears identical to the VGN-TX37/VGN-TX47) weighs 1.25kg (that's 2.75lb) and the *standard* battery lasts 6-9 hours. Try getting that from your battleship-sized 17" core duo laptop.
     
  16. speedfreek

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    You can get 6 hours on a "battleship-sized 17" hp with a turion for $900.
     
  17. blunty

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    Q would laugh at those specs.
     
  18. DXR_13KE

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    "your Sony laptop will autodestruct in 10 seconds."
     
  19. mclean007

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    Mixing it up. I like it!
     
  20. Warrior_Rocker

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    Oh common, the batteries take at least a few minutes to explode.
     
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