Sony VAIO E Series - i5-480 - 15.5" - 3GB DDR3 - 320GB HDD - Blu-ray Writer - 1920x1080 - ATI 5470 - HDMI - Bluetooth - £579 Delivered @ Sony Shop
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Sony VAIO E Series - i5-480 - 15.5" - 3GB DDR3 - 320GB HDD - Blu-ray Writer - 1920x1080 - ATI 5470 - HDMI - Bluetooth - £579 Delivered @ Sony Shop

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Found 15th Mar 2011
Specifications:

Processor: Intel Core i5-480M (2.66GHz)
Screen: 15.5"/39.4 cm LCD
RAM: 3 GB 1066MHz DDR3-SDRAM
Hard Drive: 320GB SATA (5400 rpm)
Optical Drive: Blu-ray Disc Writer
Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB
Wireless LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth
HDMI Output

Colour: White/Silver
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
English (QWERTY) Keyboard

Battery life up to 3 hours

5% Quidco available bringing the total down to £550.05

153 Comments

Hiya, links broken

Original Poster

Link: Sony VAIO E Series

Just click on 'Configure' for the 15" model.

Edit: Thanks. Link fixed by Mod.

Smoking hot deal for full HD Sceen + Blue ray writer

cool
Usually ships in 7 to 8 weeks!!!!

What a bargain !!!!! If i didnt already have an i7 laptop this would suit me down to the ground.

Original Poster

mfkiwl

coolUsually ships in 7 to 8 weeks!!!!



I don't think they take anywhere near that long.

Hopefully some who's ordered from Sony online will post a comment on dispatch & delivery times.

Adding a Core i5 takes it to £609?

Nvm, didn't see colour setting!

this is gonna get hot!

So how do you arrive at that spec/price.What is the actual product code.

Tempting....

Prices differ depending on the individual store.

im getting the white one showing -£40 bringing the price down to £519.
Edited by: "Foxy102" 15th Mar 2011

This really is a bargain, especially with the br writer. Shame they charge extra to have it in black!

edit: 5% quidco too!
Edited by: "mikeyp" 15th Mar 2011

Foxy102

im getting the white one showing -£40 bringing the price down to £519.



choose better graphics and full hd screen and you get quoted spec and price. Worth the extra £60!

Original Poster

UnclePotter

So how do you arrive at that spec/price.What is the actual product code.



Click on go to deal.
Configure the default £539 15" E Series as follows:

Upgrade CPU to i5
Change finish to White
Decrease RAM to 3GB
Upgrade Optical Drive to Blu-ray Writer
Upgrade Graphics to 5470 512mb
Upgrade Screen Resolution to 1920x1080

Done. Total = £579.

Don't forget 5% Quidco

I was looking at these last week, not sure if they're still doing it but you can get it for £529.00 if you change it to a white paintscheme, 3GB memory and free 500gb hdd upgrade. Edit: post above me already states these.

Is it still an 8-9 week wait when you change the memory to 3GB?
Edited by: "andyxl987" 15th Mar 2011

Original Poster

andyxl987

I was looking at these last week, not sure if they're still doing it but … I was looking at these last week, not sure if they're still doing it but you can get it for £529.00 if you change it to a white paintscheme, 3GB memory and free 500gb hdd upgrade.Is it still an 8-9 week wait when you change the memory to 3GB?



Yes, you can get it for £60 cheaper if you don't want a dedicated Gfx card & 1080p screen.
Not worth removing it imo.

The free HDD upgrade from before has been replaced with a free Blu-ray writer.
Which is a much better deal.

Yes, looks like the shipping time changes when you increase/decrease the amount of RAM.
Very odd.

I can't imagine Sony taking up to 2 months to ship a laptop to you.

K1LLER HORNET

Click on go to deal.Configure the default £539 15" E Series as … Click on go to deal.Configure the default £539 15" E Series as follows:Upgrade CPU to i5Change finish to WhiteDecrease RAM to 3GBUpgrade Optical Drive to Blu-ray WriterUpgrade Graphics to 5470 512mbUpgrade Screen Resolution to 1920x1080Done. Total = £579.Don't forget 5% Quidco



Thanks

if it had a free hdd upgrade then it wouldn't have had the bluray upgrade (this already has the white and 3gb ram)

bluray is best 'value' 'free upgrade' but need to be careful sometimes they put other elements up to compensate.
btw the 7-8 weeks is because you are downgrading to 3gb ram - probably dont have any 1gb sticks. bit annoying as the upgrade cost for a 2gb stick @ 50quid is pretty steep.

Hmmm, very close to what I'm looking and waiting for, but would prefer the HD upgrades and other benefits to Blueray.

Hot.

How does this compare to a Macbook Pro I5. I know its more expensive but my Vaio always got red hot and just died after 2 years. From what I saw the Macbooks look so good and the PC are ......well just a PC.

Original Poster

Updated price to reflect delivery chargers.

I suspect that the delays may well be because of the Earthquake in Japan. A colleague phoned up Sony yesterday to enquire about a laptop which was unavailable in a number of colours and they told her it was because the cases were shipped over from Japan and so they didn't know when they'd be getting any. I suspect the long delay may just be because they are unsure of whether there will be a delay so they've put down a pessimistic timescale. Perfectly understandable given the circumstances.

Deal on bestbuy is better and delivery within 48 Hours.

bestbuy.co.uk/pro…spx

15% off with code: COMP15

and 8% cashback Quidco.

Got mine today.

dealswealllove

Deal on bestbuy is better and delivery within 48 … Deal on bestbuy is better and delivery within 48 Hours.http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000152429/sony-vaio-eb4xoe-155-laptop---intel-core-i5-500gb-4gb-memory.aspxand 8% cashback Quidco.Got mine today.


£636.65 Delivered then and quidco is not garanteed.
Edited by: "rodman" 15th Mar 2011

I assume that the Sony BTO system is similar to other manufacturers.

They'll be built in the factory and shipped to a logistics firm in the UK/EU, who'll then deliver to you based on orders from Sony. If they don't have any of your combination in stock, they'll need to build one and ship it from the factory (probably Japan/Asia - I don't know of any Sony laptop locations in EU) to the distributor.

All takes time. If you need it earlier than 8 weeks, I wouldn't buy. It might even be a good idea to add a bit on, given the awful recent events.

Stonking deal! If I hadn't just bought a laptop I'd be ALL over this one!

Fail to understand how is this better than what I had posted a month back (except the Blu-ray)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-vaio-configurable-laptop-vpc-eb4x-intel-i5-2-66ghz-6-gb-ram-500-gb-hd-only/869016?view=lastreadpost

Don't forget 6 GB RAM and 500 GB HD

dealswealllove

Deal on bestbuy is better and delivery within 48 … Deal on bestbuy is better and delivery within 48 Hours.http://www.bestbuy.co.uk/product/1000152429/sony-vaio-eb4xoe-155-laptop---intel-core-i5-500gb-4gb-memory.aspx15% off with code: COMP15and 8% cashback Quidco.Got mine today.



Works out at £57 more (ignoring quidco) for bigger hd, 1gb more ram but bluray reader instead of writer. And reduced delivery time I suppose. Not sure its worth it but each to their own?

Sony is free delivery on the checkout page, contrary to whomever edited the price.

when people say 'QUIDCO issues' .. Ermm I doubt..

Original Poster

contactshailendra

Fail to understand how is this better than what I had posted a month back … Fail to understand how is this better than what I had posted a month back (except the Blu-ray)http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-vaio-configurable-laptop-vpc-eb4x-intel-i5-2-66ghz-6-gb-ram-500-gb-hd-only/869016?view=lastreadpostDon't forget 6 GB RAM and 500 GB HD



Dedicated Graphics Card, 1920x1080 & Blu-ray Writer.

K1LLER HORNET

Dedicated Graphics Card, 1920x1080 & Blu-ray Writer.



Exactly!

Good price but sony's are renouned for failure rates being high. Get extended warrentee if you want this...

Very nice price for these specs, gets a hot vote from me.

K1LLER HORNET

Yes, you can get it for £60 cheaper if you don't want a dedicated Gfx … Yes, you can get it for £60 cheaper if you don't want a dedicated Gfx card & 1080p screen.Not worth removing it imo.



I agree, the whole reason I was looking at this laptop was because it has a decent screen resolution. To buy a laptop with a 1366x768 screen would be a downgrade from my 1280x800 screen, 768 vertical pixels is poor. Unfortunately Sony don't allow customizations on the 14" version, the best offer I've seen for that is at Argos for £599.00. However, I'm holding off until I can pick up a Sandybridge laptop at this sort of price.

Edit: just put a system together on the Sony site, it's the same as when I initially did it a week ago except there's the much better option of the free blu-ray writer rather than the HDD upgrade. I consider myself a power user (also require several VM's during development) and the i3 is good enough. £539.00 including a blu-ray writer and perhaps most importantly a good resolution screen, super hot from me
Edited by: "andyxl987" 15th Mar 2011

Babbler

Good price but sony's are renouned for failure rates being high. Get … Good price but sony's are renouned for failure rates being high. Get extended warrentee if you want this...



Really?! I thought Sony would be good! I'm in the market for a laptop but the more I look the more confused I get! Which laptops are reliable and offer good sales support then, any idea?

brill deal imo, if only I didn't buy a new laptop a few months back ;'(

cant get this to work. what do i do


you failed to understand a couple of hours ago too but then it got explained
it should be crystal clear why this is better.
contactshailendra

Fail to understand why this is so hot but not the one that I had posted … Fail to understand why this is so hot but not the one that I had posted one month back[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-vaio-configurable-laptop-vpc-eb4x-intel-i5-2-66ghz-6-gb-ram-500-gb-hd-only/869016?view=lastreadpost]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-vaio-configurable-laptop-vpc-eb4x-intel-i5-2-66ghz-6-gb-ram-500-gb-hd-only/869016?view=lastreadpost[/url]Don't forget that this was with 6GB RAM and 500 GB HD. Of course, the 3 GB and 320 GB one is around the same price. Can't simply understand why voting differs so much (I am aware of the Blu ray writer, but the one I had posted could be configured as well ) . To me this is the similar deal that I had posted. And also bought one !

K1LLER HORNET

Yes, you can get it for £60 cheaper if you don't want a dedicated Gfx … Yes, you can get it for £60 cheaper if you don't want a dedicated Gfx card & 1080p screen.Not worth removing it imo.


14inch E series i think has been stopped in favour of the new c series. but when it was there the screen could be configured to 1600*900.

Edited by: "brilly" 15th Mar 2011
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