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      20.07.2010 20:39
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      Brilliant laptop - certainly worth every penny

      The Sony Vaio VGN-BX51VN - undoubtedly an amazing laptop.
      Cosmetically, the laptop looks superb, with it's neat, angular looks and the organised location of buttons, switches and various holes. Conveniently, it has 3 USB ports on the right-hand side as opposed to, say, Dell Desktops, which have only 2 (placed irritatingly close together). This particular Vaio has in-built readers for SD cards and MagicGate cards, making transferring files and pictures particularly easy. Similarly, the Vaio allows the user a variety of ways to navigate on-screen with 2 sets of mouse-style buttons, a touch-sensitive tablet area, as well as a small, almost velcro-feel bump in the middle of the keyboard which is sensitive to the direction you press it in, moving the cursor with it.
      Inside, the laptop works perfectly in comparison to many other laptops. In the space of a year, this particular Vaio has crashed only a handful of times. Similarly, programs run seamlessly and unfalteringly, making the Vaio a ridiculously easy-to-use, stress-free piece of equipment. I have discovered, however, that occasionally (and I do mean only occasionally) the keyboard decides to skip letters pressed, leaving half-written words.
      The screen image is wonderfully clear and bright, making the Vaio the perfect laptop to use to watch films, catch-up television and music videos. The sound quality is perfectly acceptable, if a little tinny when on the loudest setting.
      The basic programs already pre-installed on the laptop are, conformingly, undeniably good. The Camera Capture Tool, which links to the in-built webcam, is a fun little application, allowing little films and photos to be taken and adjusted to a certain degree. One fault I find rather inexcusable, however, is the reliability of the webcam. In my experience, the webcam works only 50% of the time, forcing me to restart the laptop to gain access to what should be a simple, accessible accessory.
      With regards to battery-life, the Vaio is fairly efficient. Several hours can be squeezed out of it if you're willing to compromise on turning the backlight right down, and the charger is not massive so it can be easily transported with the laptop.
      Overall, a brilliant piece of technology with few, minor drawbacks! In comparison to other laptops, you certainly get what you pay for.

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      15.11.2008 20:23
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      good laptop

      This Sony VAIO BX51VN / BX51XP is yet another laptop from the Sony vaio range, and also another fantastic laptop from this range. It takes the newest of technology, and the brand new designs from Sony, and puts it all into one laptop which functions just as good as it looks.

      One thing this laptop is great for, is defiantly media needs, its great for loading all your music onto and even has a built in speaker to play music out of.
      Its also great for watching movies on and playing games on, this is due to its Intel GMA X3100 video card which helps it in running the newest of games, and even the future games.
      There is also windows media player pre installed and a lot of video software like: roxio easy media creator 9, Sony click to DVD, win DVD and Sony sonic stage mastering studio 2.4. This laptop also comes with a couple of Photoshop programs too, these are great for editing all your photos on and usually cost over £100 to buy, so as you can see all of these programs added up defiantly come to more than the actual laptop price in itself.

      This laptop keeps running very quickly due to its very impressive 2gb of installed ram, also because of its Mobile Intel GM965 Express features Enhanced Speed Step technology and runs at 2 GHz which is really very fast.
      This laptop also has 120gb of hard drive storage space which is really enough for me.

      Its TFT screen, measures 15.4 inches, this is great for watching movies on, watching video clips on and makes gaming so much better too. This screen is also active matrix, this is being used by so much more laptop manufacturers nowadays as it makes the screen lighter, therefore making the laptop lighter, is makes the image quality so much better than a normal TFT screen and it also makes the response time a lot better, which makes videos look sharper, photos look sharper and game playing look better than ever before.
      Another feature built into this screen is the fantastic X-black technology, this gives you better contrast, better quality, but the best thing of all, this gives you wider viewing angles.
      In the past, watching movies on laptops has been for only one person and two people positioned very closely to each other. Even then you would have to set your laptop up just right pointing at exactly where your sat to get a good picture and if you moved your body in the slightest your view would be spoilt and the screen would look black and faces look weird colours too.
      However, with X-black technology, you can just watch your laptop from pretty much any angle, your whole family could be crowded round watching something on your laptop and they would all have the same view, the best view, so this X-black technology is great when looking for a laptop.

      Altogether this is a great laptop if you want something durable, lightweight and portable. It only weighs 3kg and will last you around 3 hours so its really good.
      Also you'll be able to get one of these beauties for just £700 or less, and it even looks fantastic so what's not to like about this laptop?

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      15.04.2008 11:09

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      hello i will like to apply for this product of urs ....i need to have like 5peace of the product ....

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  • Product Details

    PRODUCT FEATURES:

    Enhanced security with fingerprint recognition, hard disk protection and Trusted Platform Module

    Widescreen X-black LCD

    Multi-function bay for smart exchange of optical drive and hard disk modules