New 17" Sony Laptop, just for £699.99 (discounted £500), up for grabs

New 17" Sony Laptop, just for £699.99 (discounted £500), up for grabs

Found 4th Mar 2007
* Product Description: Sony VAIO BX197XP - Pentium M 760 2 GHz - 17" TFT
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.2 cm x 29.7 cm x 4.3 cm
* Weight: 4 kg
* System Type: Notebook
* Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial
* Embedded Security: Fingerprint reader
* Processor: Intel Pentium M 760 / 2 GHz
* Cache: Memory 2 MB - L2 Cache
* RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4200
* Card Reader: Yes
* Hard Drive: 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
* Hard Drive: (2nd) 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
* Optical Storage: DVDRW (+R double layer)
* Display: 17" TFT active matrix 1920 x 1200 ( WUXGA )
* Graphics Controller: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 with up to 256MB HyperMemory
* Audio Output: Sound card
* Telecom: Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
* Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
* Notebook Camera Integrated
* Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad, pointing stick
* Power: AC 120/230 V
* Battery: Lithium Ion
* Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional


I hate to flame anyone but the laptop is last years model and for that money today you would expect a dual core2duo cpu and at least a x1400 gpu and windows vista.

quite a nice spec though for the money as i have not seen many with 17" screens for that price even though it came out in January 2006

I agree, for a 17" Sony and decent spec it looks good value for money

Thanks for the pointer amithanda and Thanks for your first deal post by the way!

[SIZE=2]Play would have to knock off a further £200 for it to be a bargain IMHO. [/SIZE]

any discount codes then people to go with it?

Isn't worth it, processor is poor.

well ive purchased one will let you know if its anygood tuesday as worse way ill put it on one my staff desk to use if it isnt! and plus i get the vAT back anyhow so its not a bad price at all that way

well dont look like it will be coming in over 300 purchases online not once have i ever been asked for a security check by a company, goes against the whole grain of internet purchasing pelase call us!

not too impressed with asked them to close my order/account:x

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at least a x1400 gpu

Are you serious? The X700 whups anything less than an X1600; only the X1650 will beat it. The X1400 is pretty basic, performing on a par with an X550/X600SE.

This is a very good price for a laptop with this size and resolution screen and, if you're bothered by it, brand. And with two hard drives? You could fit a couple of 160GB drives and have 320GB total; that's huge for a laptop. The Pentium M is still a good chip.

Yes, it's an old model, but try getting a similar spec from Dell and you'll be looking at £1000.
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