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Refurbished VAIO VGNZ2 Series with 320 GB HDD + WWAN + HDMI £699 @ Sony
Refurbished  VAIO VGNZ2 Series with 320 GB HDD + WWAN + HDMI £699 @ Sony

Refurbished VAIO VGNZ2 Series with 320 GB HDD + WWAN + HDMI £699 @ Sony

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My first deal and it's a cracker I think;). Fantastic deal on a Sony Vaio Z with blu-ray. I've been looking for one with a Full HD screen and blu-ray so not quite for me but an exceptional deal for someone all the same.

Specs:

Refurbished means that the unit was returned either because the customer simply didn't want it or a minor problem was found. Before re-selling the equipment, we fix and certify the unit and sell it at a discount. Refurbished products cannot be sold as new products, which is why they are re-labeled as refurbished units even if they are good-as-new (if, for example, the unit was returned for some reason unrelated to the product itself, such as the customer changing their mind about the color). Refurbished products are bench tested and certified by the authorized service centers of SONY and then re-packaged with labeled as a Refurbished Product on it.
They are sold with the standard warranty from Sony up to two years (depending on the product and country) - just like brand new products.
You also receive full VAIO after sale service. Support includes automatic registration of your details through our Customer Contact Center.
Processor: Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.40 GHz Processor
Genuine Windows® Vista® Business
Keyboard: English QWERTY keyboard
Hard drive: 320 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Memory: 4 GB 800 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Display: 13.1" LCD, 1600 x 900 + webcam
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS 256MB
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Disc™ Drive
Security features: Fingerprint and TPM
Wireless WAN: WWAN
Wireless LAN: Wireless LAN + Bluetooth®
Ports: 2 USB 2.0 + 1 HDMI output
Memory cards reader: SD and MS card slot
Finishes: Premium Carbon
Battery: Battery life up to 3.5 hours
AC Adapter: AC Adapter

27 Comments

Saw this earlier today... its not in stock??

Original Poster

Hmm, ok, thanks Hotdealsuk. If you try to vote your own deal hot you have heat deducted? Why not just prevent it? Plus, who on earth would vote this deal cold when the upgrade price on a Vaio Z to get blu-ray is £500? BTW, Sony is offering blu-ray as an upgrade for £250 until 3rd January as I've just discovered when checking the price;).

Cheers,

jahman

Not a great deal at all, alot of money for a refurbished laptop, It's running vista, and the processor isn't amazing either...

Original Poster

obriendean

Saw this earlier today... its not in stock??



Bummer, it was when I saw it. I guess the deal crashes and burns then:(. I daresay it'll pop up on fleaBay shortly.

Cheers,

jahman

jahman

Hmm, ok, thanks Hotdealsuk. If you try to vote your own deal hot you … Hmm, ok, thanks Hotdealsuk. If you try to vote your own deal hot you have heat deducted? Why not just prevent it? Plus, who on earth would vote this deal cold when the upgrade price on a Vaio Z to get blu-ray is £500? BTW, Sony is offering blu-ray as an upgrade for £250 until 3rd January as I've just discovered when checking the price;).Cheers,jahman



You don't get heat reduced people just think your deal is colddddddddddd.

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mkins99

Not a great deal at all, alot of money for a refurbished laptop, It's … Not a great deal at all, alot of money for a refurbished laptop, It's running vista, and the processor isn't amazing either...



It was a saving of nearly £1400 on list for an essentially brand new machine. A 2.4GHz is more than adequate for most people. I'd be quite happy with it and I'm a software developer. If you're that hard to please words fail me.

Cheers,

jahman

Original Poster

mkins99

You don't get heat reduced people just think your deal is colddddddddddd.



I've expired it now anyway. I won't waste my time next time.

Cheers,

jahman

Not a good deal at all

Original Poster

CarsonScott

Not a good deal at all



Why not?

This is hilarious.

Old processor, slow ram, its not a hot deal at all.

Thanks for posting and for some it may be hot, but honestly that rrp is seriously overpriced. I've seen much better deals for the past few days, such as the refurbished hp quadcore. I would feel something like this would be much better value for money saveonlaptops.co.uk/Len…tml

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duberryboy1

Old processor, slow ram, its not a hot deal at all.



The Vaio Z is arguably the best 13" ultra-portable on the market today; for the average user the performance difference between a C2D and, say, an i5 is negligible; you get a £500 blu-ray upgrade with the rest of the laptop thrown in for another £200 and it's not a good deal? Um, ok then.

Cheers,

jahman

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mkins99

Thanks for posting and for some it may be hot, but honestly that rrp is … Thanks for posting and for some it may be hot, but honestly that rrp is seriously overpriced. I've seen much better deals for the past few days, such as the refurbished hp quadcore. I would feel something like this would be much better value for money https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_Z560_988428.html



Not even in the same league even considering the CPU but if it floats your boat, fair enough.

Cheers,

jahman

they propably had one in stock, true just one and it is not even return as quite old unit, propably fixed and re-sold, not worth it 699 at all

Original Poster

I can only conclude that some people hereabouts aren't sufficiently knowledgeable to appreciate the difference between different classes of computer. A >£2k business laptop reduced in price to £700 with a manufacturer's warranty isn't a good deal? Deary me.

Cheers,

jahman

Edited by: "jahman" 29th Dec 2010

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mkins99

Ok here are 13" laptops that I think are better value for money, (not … Ok here are 13" laptops that I think are better value for money, (not necessarily better)[url=http://www.it247.com/product/1/XXASUD58/LX-PE702-016-Acer-Aspire-Timeline-3810TG-944G50N-Core-2-Duo-SU9400-1-4-GHz-13-3-LED-TFT-4GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4330-Win-7-Home.html]http://www.it247.com/product/1/XXASUD58/LX-PE702-016-Acer-Aspire-Timeline-3810TG-944G50N-Core-2-Duo-SU9400-1-4-GHz-13-3-LED-TFT-4GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4330-Win-7-Home.html[/url][url=http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html]http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_1034190.html[/url][url=http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000132141/Apple-13%20inch-MacBook-MC516BA---Intel-Core-2-Duo]http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000132141/Apple-13%20inch-MacBook-MC516BA---Intel-Core-2-Duo[/url],-250GB,-2GB-Memory.aspx?ref=google&loc=Laptops&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=1000132141(_;)



Cheap tat next to the Vaio I'm afraid but I think you know that. At least I hope you do!

Cheers,

jahman

"tat" is a bit far. Lenovo have a great build quality and I admit that the sony is probably the most powerful 13" laptop in that price range - but that doesn't mean its not over priced

Damn! I would have bought one. The 3G sim slot makes it a bargain.

Original Poster

mkins99

"tat" is a bit far. Lenovo have a great build quality and I admit that … "tat" is a bit far. Lenovo have a great build quality and I admit that the sony is probably the most powerful 13" laptop in that price range - but that doesn't mean its not over priced



Folk are complaining about a 2.4GHz C2D and you post a machine with a Intel® Celeron Dual Core (SU2300, 1MB L2 cache, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB)!? That would struggle to run windows much less apps on top. That is a truly poor deal IMHO, given I'm pretty sure a few pounds more would get you a C2D.

Cheers,

jahman

ive got a vaio, i bought it for £340

nice machine but at least 1 or 2 generations olds now.
generally sonys seem to be 'worth' around half the initial rrp in a generation or 2 brand new if you compare prices against other companies. (perhaps harder with this less common machine)
with such a premium product you know that adding features+spec adds a premiumm upgrade price.
but just in the same way losing features/spec removes alot of the value and thats before being a refurb rather than a clearance.
the clearance 900quid one with ssd etc was a much much better deal

Original Poster

brilly

nice machine but at least 1 or 2 generations olds now. generally sonys … nice machine but at least 1 or 2 generations olds now. generally sonys seem to be 'worth' around half the initial rrp in a generation or 2 brand new if you compare prices against other companies. (perhaps harder with this less common machine)with such a premium product you know that adding features+spec adds a premiumm upgrade price.but just in the same way losing features/spec removes alot of the value and thats before being a refurb rather than a clearance.the clearance 900quid one with ssd etc was a much much better deal



I remember the other deal. It was a cracker too. £200+ would buy you a nice 128GB SSD plus it had the internal 3G. Definitely the best deal since IMHO.

Cheers,

jahman

jahman

I remember the other deal. It was a cracker too. £200+ would buy you a … I remember the other deal. It was a cracker too. £200+ would buy you a nice 128GB SSD plus it had the internal 3G. Definitely the best deal since IMHO.Cheers,jahman


the other was a 'cracker' this is merely ok.
nice machine but alot of points bring is well away from a value anywhere near original rrp.

Original Poster

brilly

the other was a 'cracker' this is merely ok.nice machine but alot of … the other was a 'cracker' this is merely ok.nice machine but alot of points bring is well away from a value anywhere near original rrp.



We'll just have to agree to disagree then.

Cheers,

jahman

I have one of the Vaio Z series from the previous deal which was only slightly more expensive than this deal despite being brand new and substantially better specification. It is a superb machine as there's very few downsides to it although I'm not sure I'd go for this refurbished deal (if I hadn't got the first) with generally average spec even though the high screen resolution is very rare. There's been some much better deals on Z series than this one so I'd probably wait for a better one to turn up, by the time you fork out a bit on the spec for this one (SSD, extended battery, W7 etc.) you're well within range of a better machine anyway as even upgraded this machine is going to be stuck with a 2.4Ghz processor.

John
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 31st Dec 2010

Original Poster

Johnmcl7

I have one of the Vaio Z series from the previous deal which was only … I have one of the Vaio Z series from the previous deal which was only slightly more expensive than this deal despite being brand new and substantially better specification. It is a superb machine as there's very few downsides to it although I'm not sure I'd go for this refurbished deal (if I hadn't got the first) with generally average spec even though the high screen resolution is very rare. There's been some much better deals on Z series than this one so I'd probably wait for a better one to turn up, by the time you fork out a bit on the spec for this one (SSD, extended battery, W7 etc.) you're well within range of a better machine anyway as even upgraded this machine is going to be stuck with a 2.4Ghz processor.John



That deal was £840 if I recall and was undoubtedly a better deal. This one is the cheapest Z I've seen since though and I've been keeping a fairly close eye on them.

I suspect there will be a big revamp of the Z at CES next month which may mean another load of good deals. I may well bite the bullet and pay for the new machine if it has the features I want. I buy through my company anyway and depreciation over three years brings the price down a fair bit.

Cheers,

jahman
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