Gauging interest - Sony Vaio FS415S laptop

    Hey, im looking to upgrade to a newer laptop or maybe a desktop, and am looking to sell my current laptop to help fund it.

    Its a Sony Vaio FS415S, about 18 months old, and in mint condition. I have looked on eBay, but nothing has been listed so i cannot gauge a price, i paid £910 for it when new.

    Specs are


    MPN: VGN-FS415S

    System Type: Notebook

    Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial

    Width: 36.4 cm

    Depth: 26.5 cm

    Height: 3.6 cm

    Weight: 2.9 kg

    Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 / 1.73 GHz

    Data Bus Speed: 533 MHz

    Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, power-optimized processor system bus, Execute Disable Bit capability
    Cache memory

    Type: L2 Cache

    Installed Size: 2 MB

    Installed Size: 1 GB / 2 GB (max)

    Technology: DDR II SDRAM - 533 MHz

    Configuration Features: 2 x 512 MB
    Storage controller

    Type: IDE

    Hard Drive: 100 GB - 4200 rpm
    Optical storage

    Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) - integrated
    Card reader

    Type: Card reader

    Supported Flash Memory Cards: Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo

    Display Type: 15.4" TFT active matrix

    Max Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

    Widescreen Display: Yes

    Features: X-black

    Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400 TurboCache supporting 128MB

    Video Memory: Shared Video Memory (UMA) - 32 MB

    Max Allocated RAM Size: 128 MB

    Audio Output: Sound card

    Audio Codec: Realtek ALC260

    Compliant Standards: DirectSound3D, AC '97

    Features: High Definition Audio

    Manufacturer's product description
    Fast, agile, robust! The FS415S is the best in its class for performance featuring 100GB, Intel Centrino Mobile Technology and NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.
    Input device(s)

    Type: Touchpad, keypad

    Modem: Fax / Modem

    Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

    Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, k56Flex, ITU V.92

    Networking: Network adapter

    Wireless LAN Supported: Yes

    Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

    Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
    Expansion / connectivity

    Expansion Slots Total (Free):

    * 2 ( 0 ) x memory
    * 1 PC Card


    * 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    * 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
    * 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire
    * 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
    * 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
    * 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    * 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm


    Power Device: External

    Technology: Lithium Ion

    Installed Qty: 1

    Run Time (Up To): 2.5 hour(s)
    Operating system / software

    OS Provided: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

    Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Works, Sony SonicStage, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Norton Internet Security, Sony Click to DVD, Sony PictureGear Studio, VAIO Media, Adobe Acrobat Elements, Sony DVgate Plus, Memory Stick Formatter, VAIO Edit Components, VAIO Update, Norton Password Manager (Trial), WinDVD for VAIO, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Acrobat Professional (Trial), Microsoft Office (Trial), Roxio DigitalMedia SE 7

    Would anyone hazard a guess on what i could roughly expect to receive for it? Absolutely mint condition, nothing at all wrong with it, just personally want an upgrade :thumbsup:

    cheers in advance


    Moved to appropriate forum to guage interest before selling.

    personally i reckon about £450

    Original Poster

    that seems reasonable - can anyone suggest the best way of getting the best price for it??


    forget here u will either be offered silly prices or just thread spoiling

    and that price is if u hit it lucky

    dual cores 2gb ram 160gb hard drive specs can be had for £400 ish

    yours has the edge with a nvidia 6400 :thumbsup:

    Try your local paper... Cash on collection & no fees for P+P, ebay, paypal etc...

    i wonder if i can try my local paper for...............

    Original Poster

    ok might give it a go - can u now recommend any decent replacements??

    cheers for your help
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