Sony Vaio VPC-EB3J0E/W, Intel Core i3, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB with 15.5 Inch Display, White £449.99 @ Best Buy - HotUKDeals
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2.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor
4GB of RAM
320GB hard drive.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
Screen Size 15.5"
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#1
Is Quidco available on this?
#2
Both Quidco and TCB
#3
be carefull they havent been tracking quidco,tcb
#4
good find. heat added.
best buy reviews not encouraging though.
#5
looks good,your paying a bit more for the Sony name as usual but not too much.

heat added
#6
good processor, poor battery life
1 Like #7
comp123
good find. heat added.
best buy reviews not encouraging though.


Great reviews only a couple have slated the battery life because they only got 2 hours use, well that is about right for this and many other laptops out there..
Its not a netbook with a pumped battery that gives 6 hours, its a fully specced laptop and 2 hours is the norm..
1 Like #8
Been keeping my eyes open for either a Sony EA and EB bargain and this is the best i've seen so far. All the Sony's look great. This particular model will be no great shakes for gamers but fine for viewing HD video and other general tasks. Recently bought two mail order items from Best Buy in the run up to chrimbo. Both were delivered promptly and both are tracking with Quidco. Assuming Quidco tracks at the current 10%, then it will bring the net price down to approx of £405. Have some heat.
#9
cos3c
good processor, poor battery life

got this one for 6 months now from best buy paid £100 more, realy good laptop but agree battery could last bit longer
#10
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.
1 Like #11
pulsex0r
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.


Isn't that lovely for you...
#12
DrJogalog
pulsex0r
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.


Isn't that lovely for you...


lmao

love this site, feisty, witty and humorous comments on top of all the bargains. :)

I having been looking out for laptops the last 2 weeks and this does seem to be a good deal esp since its Sony.

the sony laptops i saw of a similar spec were so much nicer than than other slightly cheaper laptops acer, hp etc.

so for me worth getting the Sony evenb though battery life could be and should be better.
#13
pulsex0r
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.
yes but acer is unknown brand, sony is way much better!
#14
is this any good for runnign games - say newer versions of football manager etc?
#15
rodman
pulsex0r
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.
yes but acer is unknown brand, sony is way much better!

Acer is one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world! Hardly an unknown brand.
#16
Just bought the same spec acer 5742 from comet for £380, paying for better build quality probably.
#17
I've got the 500gig version and it's a fantastic laptop, though I must agree battery life isn't that good. I do get many positive comments about how nice it looks.
#18
DrJogalog
pulsex0r
I have the acer 5553g, brought it for £550 a few months ago, quad core processor (slightly better than some i3/i5 models) but the biggest up was that it had a dedicated graphics card.


Isn't that lovely for you...


Funny guy
#19
Not too bad, I was considering going for one of these earlier this week but the battery life just isn't up to much. They do look nice, my partner has the 14" VAIO with same processor and RAM but with 500GB HDD and dedicated graphics and it does look and feel lovely, the keyboard is great etc. but even with just basic use you will struggle to get much more than 2 - 2.5 hours out of the battery

I ended up going for http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/acer-timelinex-4820t-06539219-pdt.html same price, slightly smaller screen, HDD is 250 instead of 320 and RAM is 3GB instead of 4GB, the processor in the Acer is listed as a 330M but mine actually came with a 350M at 2.26Ghz so isn't much less than the Sony in terms of processing power.

What stands out is the much better battery life - claimed as 8 hours - I got 6-7 hours out of it yesterday whilst working on documents etc. and everything runs perfectly well on it for me.
#20
Go away! Nobody wants your dirty Nike Shox!
#21
Top line i3 run t 2.26ghz....2.13ghz for the low end.... Just so people know... 2.4ghz is i5 territory
#22
Bluetooth built in ?
#23
seems good for a Sony
ordered thanks
#24
is this available in any store???
#25
not really that great for the price only 320G HD and is sharing the graphics , so not great really then
#26
if it helps then I think its the same price at amazon?

**heat added! Thanks

Edited By: RB1978 on Dec 31, 2010 14:53
1 Like #27
Same price as at the Sony Centre instore but if you buy from the Sony Centre, they're currently offerring 2 years warranty instead of 1. One with a 500GB HDD but lower spec processor is £469
#28
Good deal. I bought mine from John Lewis for £469 only a few days ago. The good thing is that it comes with a 2yr warrantee and I can take it directly to the store if anything goes wrong with it.
Heat added! 8)
#29
store pick-up - not great
#30
freccle
Same price as at the Sony Centre instore but if you buy from the Sony Centre, they're currently offerring 2 years warranty instead of 1. One with a 500GB HDD but lower spec processor is £469


Please clarify. My nearest sony centre is Meadowhall, Shefield. On-line this model is showing as £599 if i go collect it. No mention of a two year guarantee.

UPDATE: John Lewis on-line price is also showing £599 (with a 2yr gtee).

Edited By: topazz on Dec 31, 2010 15:31
#31
Just hope nothing goes wrong with it otherwise you are out £450.
#32
Quidco and TCB don't offer cashback on bestbuy reserve and collect items... did I miss it as a home delivery?
#33
Any idea what type of screen it is (LED Backlit)
And the size of the graphics card? (1GB?!)
#34
My MacBook Pro puts this to bed, goodnight!
1 Like #35
leedavis88
My MacBook Pro puts this to bed, goodnight!


you have a lot of growing up to do


Edited By: usman330 on Dec 31, 2010 18:25
#36
I've had this for about 9 months now,very good machine,no problems at all,very good build quality,downside is the battery,but i'd still pick this over an acer plastic lol
banned#37
Hi
does anybody know what the mousepad is like on this?
Ive brought two Sony Vaio EB series (i3) laptops in the past and they have both had the same problem. The mouse pad keeps freezing, i was told this was a manufacturing problem so im looking for another sony in a differnt model
does this laptop have the same problem if anybody has tried it?
I dont think im the only one with this problem many others have experience the same.
Otherwise an excellent price for a sony!
banned#38
Just felt compelled to post on this laptop since I have the same (in design) version (except 17" screen and slower 2.13GHz i3 processor, but otherwise identical).

The built quality is dreadful, mine is falling to bits. They have the wireless switch on the front which, over time, became loose and was left in the off position. When I contacted Sony they said it was my fault as I misused the laptop (2 months old this time, and this person could tell this some thousand's of miles away without even looking at the laptop!). Therefore the warranty is void and tough luck! I write this now with a dongle in a USB port so I can use the laptop online!

To see the extent of the terrible design Google the wireless button on the Vaio and look at the complaints. Sony are now a cheap brand and have sold out to make more profit, therefore I will be using other brands in the future. Such a shame.

On the other hand, the laptop is quite quick - with exception to booting up when its terribly slow.

Thats my opinion, take note for the minority that purchase this laptop (or consider it). I personally would spend the money on another laptop, if you don't mind the build quality being poor PC World have i7 laptops for between £479.99 - £499.99.
#39
RB1978
if it helps then I think its the same price at amazon?**heat added! Thanks

now increased to £600 at amazon
#40
mraporter
Just felt compelled to post on this laptop since I have the same (in design) version (except 17" screen and slower 2.13GHz i3 processor, but otherwise identical).

The built quality is dreadful, mine is falling to bits. They have the wireless switch on the front which, over time, became loose and was left in the off position. When I contacted Sony they said it was my fault as I misused the laptop (2 months old this time, and this person could tell this some thousand's of miles away without even looking at the laptop!). Therefore the warranty is void and tough luck! I write this now with a dongle in a USB port so I can use the laptop online!

To see the extent of the terrible design Google the wireless button on the Vaio and look at the complaints. Sony are now a cheap brand and have sold out to make more profit, therefore I will be using other brands in the future. Such a shame.

On the other hand, the laptop is quite quick - with exception to booting up when its terribly slow.

Thats my opinion, take note for the minority that purchase this laptop (or consider it). I personally would spend the money on another laptop, if you don't mind the build quality being poor PC World have i7 laptops for between £479.99 - £499.99.


Sony outsource their entire side of repairs.
You should see the SOGA and go to where you bought the laptop from. :)

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