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    Sony Laptops

    I am looking at a Sony PCG-FX120.
    Anyone use one, if so what do you think of it?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Sony.. Sony Sony.. what is my opinion of Sony's...

    Been my experience they have WAY too much 'factory junk' loaded on them.. so much so, it's performance degrading. But, with a 'clean' slate.. I suppose they wouldn't be too bad... There really is no "Good" Standard for notebooks, its just a matter of preference. [img]/S/grin.gif[/img]

    That's not a bad piece of equipment at all.. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/pc/specs/pdf/notebook/pcgfx120.pdf>specs</A>look nice, one thing I notice about, (and wonder about) sony Viao notebooks is thier innovative gidgets and gadgets, does that one have the little retractable door for the modem connection? [img]/S/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    My mother's Toshiba has one of those.
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Thanks

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    I don't know what you're looking for exactly, but my company buys a ton of IBM Thinkpads, and we just love them! Even the units that are 3 years old (and more) are running beautifully, with only the odd repair required.

    We did have one model that required a service call as the Engineers at IBM forgot to ask for tape to hold the video signal cable in place [img]/S/shrug.gif[/img] ... but no other problems to really speak of.
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    I hate sony's, nothing but problems. Compaq Armada m700 or m300 series are FANTASTIC
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Sony *anythings* are always too deviant from the norm for my taste.
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    How about Acer? are they any better?

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Dave, my recommendation is to go to your favorite computer store, and demo, demo, demo, until you find one that's comfortable for you.

    Laptop selection is really a matter of preference. You can check specs to verify that good components were used, but I think you'll find that general opinions on company stature vary greatly.

    Here's a link to a consumer site of sorts, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.eopinions.com/cmhd-Notebooks-All>www.eopinions.com</A>

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    I bought my sister an Acer laptop and she hasn't had any problems with it so far (almost a year)
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Now isn't that odd.

    Our company has had five Compaqs over a period and over-all I wouldn't touch them again. However I like their desktops and wouldn't have anything else for a server (a lot to do with local service!)

    Have to admit I've yet to find a laptop i do really like, tried Toshy, Dell, Compaq and Ipex. [img]/S/headthrob.gif[/img]
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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Hi Dave:
    Acer is a second tier manufacturer and generally puts together components for a price point, so not the best.

    I currently use a Toshiba 2590CDS (Cel400,64MB,6GB). Bought it about 2 years ago, and zero problems with almost continuous use. When I bought it I determined what I wanted and then went shopping for the best buy of the candidates. This one was on a marketting special so I bought it.

    If I was looking for an new notebook today, I would look for the following specs:

    1)Win 2000 compliant. If it is not compliant now, it never will be. Easiest way to check is to see if W2K can be ordered with the system. W2K compliance will almost guarantee Win XP compliance.
    2)128MB with simple upgrade to 256MB/512MB.
    3)20MB+ hard drive. Removable if possible.
    4)Integrated 10/100TX ethernet.
    5)Integrated V.90 modem software upgradable to V.92
    6)14" XVGA active matrix screen. The 15" screens are nice but they are just to big. Don't fit in my case.
    7)8MB 2X AGP or better video
    8)Integrated WAV sound with external volume control
    9)PIII 700+
    10)Integrated DVD, 3.5" floppy
    11)High performance standard battery
    12)External Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Serial, USB, and Parallel ports
    13)Reliable manufacturer with good track record and good warranty policies.

    My specs may look high end, but I live on my notebook and always buy as much as I can afford. I upgrade notebooks about every 3-4 years.

    My specs do not include super light weight. The only way I can meet my "desktop replacement" specs would be with a docking station.

    Preferred brands at this time are IBM, DELL, Toshiba.

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Oops:
    Forgot External NTSC video (PAL not important to me) and maybe FireWire.

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    Re: Sony Laptops

    Thanks one and all. I have changed my thoughts to what Ian has suggested. I am NOT in a hurry and am just thinking about this investment. Will take my time and find something that will do what I want.
    Again thanks,

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    If you are using that spec list, then you better change the drive spec to 20GB+ (minor typo there).
    Also, check that the DVD movie support is hardware and not software.

    Good luck, and have fun shopping.

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