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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
so i ordered from vaio clearance ydy and ordered a laptop with the following specs. but my dad says its not a good deal as pentium processor is cack and its old technology. i only use it for net and few word documents here and there. but he says it will be quite a slow laptop.....could somone look over the specs and give me their 2 cents worth please :)
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
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#1
https://shop.sony.co.uk/shop/VAIO-CLEARANCE/E-Series-14-15-17/VPCEB3X5012B.CEK

Processor: Intel® Pentium® processor P6100 - 2.00GHz
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Keyboard: English QWERTY keyboard
Hard drive: 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Memory: 3 GB 1066MHz DDR3-SDRAM
Display: 39.5 cm LCD, 1366x768 + webcam
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics
Optical Drive: Blu-ray Disc™ player
Wireless LAN: Wireless LAN + Bluetooth®
Ports: 3 USB + 1 e-SATA/USB
Memory cards reader: SD and MS card slot
Finishes: Glossy Pink
Battery: Battery life up to 3 hours
AC Adapter: 1 AC Adapter
Adobe Acrobat: No Adobe® Acrobat® Standard
Adobe Creation: No Adobe® Creation®
Adobe® Lightroom®: No Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom
Anti-virus: McAfee® - 1 year protection
HDMI™ output: HDMI™
Office: Office Starter 2010
1 Like #2
What's your dad on about? It far surpasses your needs.
#3
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memory

my dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology
1 Like #4
While it is true that Intel are gradually phasing out the Pentium name (very slowly) it is still shipped in thousands of laptops.

It is being replaced by the "Core" range - Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7.

So the pentium is not "cack" (in fact it is probably Intel's best ever selling computer CPU) although they have used the name over a whole generation of CPUs.

This laptop has a BluRay player which is quite rare, and 3Gb of memory which is reasonable.

Some people feel they need to "chase" new technology but it can cost you more to get the newest technology.

This laptop is fine for what you want to do with it.


Edited By: guilbert53 on Nov 30, 2010 16:40
1 Like #5
3gb RAM will be plenty for what you need. Processor too
1 Like #6
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology

500 what?

Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.

As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.

It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.

Sony, good brand support.
#7
aww thanks guys u dont realise how helpful ur advicen is....always wanted a vaio but didnt wana spend stupid money.....and i got the above laptop for less than 400 which is pretty good i reckon!

seriously appreciate it :)
#8
Adam2050
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology


500 what?

Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.

As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.

It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.

Sony, good brand support.


500 instead of 320gb memory i think.
oh yeah i do store itunes and photos on there.but not a gamer :)
1 Like #9
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology
500 what?Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.Sony, good brand support.
500 instead of 320gb memory i think.oh yeah i do store itunes and photos on there.but not a gamer :)

You can always get your dad to upgrade it if needs be. Or buy an external hard drive for your storage needs.

Just keep it clean.
1 Like #10
This web site measures the performance of CPUs.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

For the Pentium 6100 it gets a power score of 1609 (higher the better) and a ranking of 328 (with 1 being the best cpu so lower the better)

The Core i3 330 (one of the new generation cpus) gets a power score of 1959 and a rank of 246.

So it is better, but to be honest you would hardly notice the difference.

Edited By: guilbert53 on Nov 30, 2010 16:45
#11
Adam2050
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology
500 what?Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.Sony, good brand support.
500 instead of 320gb memory i think.oh yeah i do store itunes and photos on there.but not a gamer :)


You can always get your dad to upgrade it if needs be. Or buy an external hard drive for your storage needs.

Just keep it clean.


i dont think i'll need it.....

keep it clean? as in no dodgy downloads or make sure no dust gets on it...haha..i know so little!
banned 1 Like #12
your dad is talking crap tbh

you could get a £50 5 year old laptop which would quite happily browse the net / run office.
#13
guilbert53
This web site measures the performance of CPUs.


http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php


For the Pentium 6100 it gets a power score of 1609 (higher the better) and a ranking of 328 (with 1 being the best cpu so lower the better)

The Core i3 330 (one of the new generation cpus) gets a power score of 1959 and a rank of 246.

So it is better, but to be honest you would hardly notice it.


kind of u to do that for me!
#14
mumbojumbo
This is a new budget dual-core cpu according to CPU-World, a replacement for dual-core Celerons perhaps. Cut-price processor teamed with a Sony badge and you get a "normal" priced everyday laptop. :)


im fickle..pink and vaio looks good to me!
1 Like #15
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology
500 what?Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.Sony, good brand support.
500 instead of 320gb memory i think.oh yeah i do store itunes and photos on there.but not a gamer :)
You can always get your dad to upgrade it if needs be. Or buy an external hard drive for your storage needs.Just keep it clean.
i dont think i'll need it.....keep it clean? as in no dodgy downloads or make sure no dust gets on it...haha..i know so little!

I just mean store information correctly.

Put things in folders and delete information properly, had to teach the wife to stop duplicating things and to delete things permenatly. Laptop again is still a mess but that's hers.
#16
csiman
your dad is talking crap tbh

you could get a £50 5 year old laptop which would quite happily browse the net / run office.


i got a fujitsu siemens thats about 5 yrs old......its quite lame and slow. also i have messed it up as i always leave it plugged in so now the batt dies ater 2-3minutes max
#17
Adam2050
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
Adam2050
magicbeans
really....cool...so it wouldnt be much faster if i had 500 something and an extra gigabyte of memorymy dad doesnt also realise the colour is glossy pink! that scores some points! haha..nah he just said the icore (if thats what is called) is far supeior and that pentium is old technology so why buy old technology
500 what?Not really anything you would notice in all fairness hun.As guilbert53 said blu-ray means you can watch blu-rays on it without any problems.It's pink so it's ideal also colour wise.Sony, good brand support.
500 instead of 320gb memory i think.oh yeah i do store itunes and photos on there.but not a gamer :)
You can always get your dad to upgrade it if needs be. Or buy an external hard drive for your storage needs.Just keep it clean.
i dont think i'll need it.....keep it clean? as in no dodgy downloads or make sure no dust gets on it...haha..i know so little!


I just mean store information correctly.

Put things in folders and delete information properly, had to teach the wife to stop duplicating things and to delete things permenatly. Laptop again is still a mess but that's hers.


errm i'll try....haha....u know it wont be to ur standards though!
1 Like #18
magicbeans
csiman
your dad is talking crap tbhyou could get a £50 5 year old laptop which would quite happily browse the net / run office.
i got a fujitsu siemens thats about 5 yrs old......its quite lame and slow. also i have messed it up as i always leave it plugged in so now the batt dies ater 2-3minutes max

Happens, could always pick up a new battery for it, see most people use there laptops on power adaptors.
1 Like #19
Your dad probably thinks Pentium is an old name, but it's not. The Pentium line of chips has been running for years and is still current. According to Intel's own website, the P6100 is a twin core chip and was launched in Q3 this year: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=50175 - that's not exactly "old" technology. Granted it isn't as fast as the newer "Core" named chips, but a twin core chip with 3MB cache driving DDR3 1066MHz memory should be good enough for most purposes. It won't be a gamers machine, especially with the Intel graphics, but it should be more than adequate for word processing, email and web browsing!
banned 1 Like #20
magicbeans
csiman
your dad is talking crap tbh

you could get a £50 5 year old laptop which would quite happily browse the net / run office.


i got a fujitsu siemens thats about 5 yrs old......its quite lame and slow. also i have messed it up as i always leave it plugged in so now the batt dies ater 2-3minutes max

it would be fine for what you want to do once the operating system was re-installed. New battery about £40, job done!
1 Like #21
My laptop has a rubbish old Celeron, 40gb hdd, 2gb RAM (which I upgraded from 512) and runs everything I want it for, including Windows 7 and lightroom 2.6.

I've had it 3 years and was second hand when I got it.
1 Like #22
guilbert53
While it is true that Intel are gradually phasing out the Pentium name (very slowly) it is still shipped in thousands of laptops.It is being replaced by the "Core" range - Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7.So the pentium is not "cack" (in fact it is probably Intel's best ever selling computer CPU) although they have used the name over a whole generation of CPUs.This laptop has a BluRay player which is quite rare, and 3Gb of memory which is reasonable. Some people feel they need to "chase" new technology but it can cost you more to get the newest technology. This laptop is fine for what you want to do with it.

The Pentium nomenclature isn't being phased out, nor being replaced by the Core i range. The Pentium 6100 is based on Arrandale architecture as used by the Core i3, i5, i7 and Celeron. Furthermore, the Pentium name is actually a re-introduction that co-exists with the Core i CPUs and its name usage is to denote the same architecture as the Core i CPUs but with reduced functionality to appeal to budget users. It's a similar case with Celeron too. It is the Core branding (not to be confused with the Core i) that is being phased out.

For the OP's info, the Pentium 6100 is a very capable processor indeed and uses the very latest state of the art features such as 32nm transistors for low power consumption, inbuilt memory controller (not available on Core processors such as Core 2 Duos), 3rd level of cache. Unlike its bigger brothers, it doesn't support virtualisation, Turbo Boost, etc which is why it is cheaper than i3, i5, i7.

Edited By: ElliottC on Nov 30, 2010 21:12
#23
wow thank you guys.....u know ur stuff all of u! so please i got the seal of approval. have started it up and love it so far :) now i need to figure out how to move itunes library across!!
seriously thanks a LOT :)

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