Self Configure your own Sony VAIO £597!! @ Sony
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Self Configure your own Sony VAIO £597!! @ Sony

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Found 26th Jan 2011
Configure your own Sony Vaio, bought mine recently which included following:

Price : 597,55
Optical Drive : Blu-ray Disc(TM) (optional blu ray writer for £40 extra)
Hard drive : 500 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) (usually 320 but free upgrade until 7th FEB)
Wireless LAN : Wireless LAN + Bluetooth®
Processor : Intel® CoreTM i5-480M, 2.66GHz (I3 and I7 optional)
Display : 39.4 cm LCD, 1920x1080,
Built in Webcam,
Graphics : ATI MobilityRadeonHD5470 512MB
Finishes : White (other colours available)
Memory : 3 GB 1066MHz DDR3-SDRAM
Battery : Battery life up to 3 hours
AC Adapter : 1 AC Adapter
Microsoft® Office 2010 : Office 2010 Starter
Operating system : Windows® 7 Home Premium
Language and keyboard : English (QWERTY)

Sony also offer free engraving for even more personalisation if you wanted. Only downside is waiting time, upto 3 weeks but it is coming from japan afterall!

To get it down to £597 i mentioned quidco, they knocked me 5% off straight away, better than nothing!

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Sony support on their VAIO units is horrific, with dire waiting times on fixes. The laptops themselves are nice enough, but if you have a problem its a mare. I can't recommend them.

pretty sure some of those upgrade options have gone up in price
upgrading ram and graphics never used to cost that
paying more for a standard colour a bit cheeky too.

EB series has quite a bit of flex above the disk drive / enter key from fiddling in pc world too

not too bad but id pass this time

i spent £800 on one of these just before christmas and went through quidco but aint had a penny off them

AdmV0rl0n

Sony support on their VAIO units is horrific, with dire waiting times on … Sony support on their VAIO units is horrific, with dire waiting times on fixes. The laptops themselves are nice enough, but if you have a problem its a mare. I can't recommend them.


Turn around time was only 5 days for average repairs (hard drives, fans, memory). It only took longer on parts that needed ordered in and were complex parts such as touchpads, bios updates.

Their software support is pretty much normal treat customer as dumb and make them factory restore their Windows install.

brilly

pretty sure some of those upgrade options have gone up in price upgrading … pretty sure some of those upgrade options have gone up in price upgrading ram and graphics never used to cost thatpaying more for a standard colour a bit cheeky too.EB series has quite a bit of flex above the disk drive / enter key from fiddling in pc world toonot too bad but id pass this time



Agree - upgrade to 500Gb was only £20 in Dec.
I picked mine up for £479 less than a month ago. Same spec here would cost me an extra £50.
Cold from me

The self configured model I want comes to £2200 (its a Z series to be fair lol)

Original Poster

hopefully wont need repairs, however heard they're a good solid build off most people..guess will just have to wait n see.
£479 for same spec less than a month ago?? maybe I3 or less, you cant pick nothing up for around that price now, seems a bit far fetched when i had to blag for 5% off!

I'm suprised this is cold.

Vaio i5 LAPTOP IN THE REGION OF £500 is a good deal.
Will prob order me self one.

Nice one OP

I tried and the cost is £839 inc vat. was £597 inc vat? which model was it e series? the 39.4cm 1080p screen is not available. Does anyone know where I can get an i5 laptop with 1080p screen for less than £700?

Thanks for the deal. Ordered same configuration in pink colour without blu ray, came to 522 after discount. Core i5 480m at this price is too good in my opinion. You won't get 480m for less than 700 quid. 480m is released in Jan 2011, hence the waiting time.

bureaucrazy

I tried and the cost is £839 inc vat. was £597 inc vat? which model was i … I tried and the cost is £839 inc vat. was £597 inc vat? which model was it e series? the 39.4cm 1080p screen is not available. Does anyone know where I can get an i5 laptop with 1080p screen for less than £700?


just looked now
cost is 629 then he got a 5% discount making 597 inc vat
eseries 15inch , you need to take a dedicated graphics card before you are allowed the upgraded screen.

Edited by: "brilly" 2nd Feb 2011
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