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****Hold on you can vote hot now guys, its £910.57 from the education store****

Keep checking for deals on sony.co.uk and just noticed this has dropped. Price is 974.00 + £4.75 delivery, yes i can add but sony cant. Guess its to do with the rounding up of the vat. As far as im aware this is sonys answer to a macbook, not comparing just mentioning it. Amazon has same spec but with i5 processor for £1219.99. So this seems cheap if your interested in this, its not for me though. I know people say about having 5 year warranty on stuff under the eu etc but i was slightly surprised to see sony offer 2 years warranty on this. Can add a backlight keyboard for £15 and save £40 if a 1600x900 screen is enough for you.

Processor: Intel®Core(TM)i7-2640M,2.80GHz
Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Solid State Drive: 128 GB SATA Gen3 Flash SSD
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3-SDRAM
Display: 33.2 cm LCD, 1920x1080 Premium
Security features: Security features (Fingerprint reader)
Microsoft® Office 2010: Office 2010 Starter + Acrobat
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Wireless LAN: Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth®: Bluetooth® 3.0
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Ray Daviesbanned#21
hot
scoobiedoo#22
How many laptops this size have a 1920 screen though? Probably hot (not sure..)
scoobiedoo#23
6% quidco
rmmachine 2 Likes #24
I have set up these for multiple users with the add on hardware for graphics and drive. They both perform brilliantly. The users are engineers using multiple types of CAD design software and would also have to present these designs accross the world , all without missing a beat. What you are paying for the the weight, combined with battery life and mobile processing power.

These are business laptops and have a price tag to match

Edit: sorry forgot to mention Sony laptops normally have issues displaying on more than one external monitors. My users have on dual screens in work using the external addon and present using the hdmi or vga visiting a client

Edit: Price wise i bought the laptop and add on at £1550 ex vat 8 months ago and are now on at £1350 inc vat on sonys site , meaning a aprox £500 saving in real terms therefore hot for me


Edited By: rmmachine on Mar 29, 2012 13:50
torybarsteward#25
People moaning about the processor not performing well. It runs quick. These tests are often biased. Many applications will benefit from having the faster clock speed from the i7 dual core as to a slower clock quad core.
empyphil 4 Likes #26
For almost a grand I would expect a dedicated graphics card
Spod#27
My daughter had a Sony Z about 4 years ago. It looks lovely and it is light but the NVidia dedicated graphics chip overheated after about 15 months. They wanted £250 to fix it with no guarantee that it wouldn't overheat again.

As far as I can see the laptop had a design flaw. The air intake was underneath the laptop with an outlet at the back of the machine. Sit it on a bed or even your lap as most teens will do and it overheats. The single air outlet is at the back and gets easily filled up with fluff. It's a grill which conveniently catches all the fluff from underneath!

Once we realised it was overheating we got a tray with built in cooling fans to put it on. Even that wasn't good enough. If I cleaned it out every 3-4 months by taking the cover off underneath and removing the cooling setup and cleaning the grill then it would run fine for a while longer without overheating.

If they haven't fixed the design then I certainly wouldn't recommend buying one.

Edited By: Spod on Mar 30, 2012 16:14
andy377banned#28
Sony? So cold
Skymonkey#29
I got an i7 quad, ok no SSD, 6 gig memory and onboard for £400... yep, I got that asus deal a while back. You're paying for the name on this Sony. It would have to be £600 to get hot... so cold from me.
smellyonion 2 Likes #30
empyphil
For almost a grand I would expect a dedicated graphics card

On a 13", 16mm thick, 1.2 kilo, 7 hour battery life laptop? It isnt designed for gaming at all, not its intended purpose.

Anyhow vaio design and quality is the best windows machine you will get without going mac.

Edited By: smellyonion on Mar 30, 2012 16:46
smellyonion 3 Likes #31
Skymonkey
I got an i7 quad, ok no SSD, 6 gig memory and onboard for £400... yep, I got that asus deal a while back. You're paying for the name on this Sony. It would have to be £600 to get hot... so cold from me.

And how big is it, what resolution is the screen, what are the dimensions, what is it made out of? Thekey aspect of this machine is mobility.
komi#32
GPU is pooor - for that money can get a dell monster with better components
clarence47a 1 Like #33
hev123
Almost £1000, but only dual core and no dedicated graphics. This is just like apple, where you're paying for the brand.

And Sony aren't what they were....I'd never buy Sony again. Their CS is awful in my experience..
sparkyIreland 5 Likes #34
darrengee
wait for ivy bridge! period


Time of the month?
Foxy102 1 Like #35
darrengee
wait for ivy bridge! period


Buy a Macbook! period
liddlefeesh#36
darrengee
wait for ivy bridge! period


+1

If you really need to buy a high or mid end laptop now, wait. The current generation of laptops will be sold off cheaper in the coming months and better models will replace these.

I'm waiting for a Macbook Pro with USB 3....
tintin2k2#37
how come with such low heat this deal is on the 'HOT' page ??
2003bluecat 1 Like #38
tintin2k2
how come with such low heat this deal is on the 'HOT' page ??


It was hot once, but got left out too long 8)
Borat#39
tintin2k2
how come with such low heat this deal is on the 'HOT' page ??


Cos once upon a time it was a hot deal
villan57#40
Nice if I could afford it I would have one .Why cus it looks nice and slim and its a good brand name so why not .

Yes people buy brands don't they especially Cars and electrical goods 90% of people on here know nothing about either but it doesn't stop them thinking they do.

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