Product Type: Sony laptops
Newest Review: ... the price. Pentium III processor 128Mb Ram 10 GB Hard disk USB port IEEE 'firewire' port Long battery life However, the system do... more
Smart, but not for everyone
Sony Vaio C1VE
Member Name: dannybwoy
Sony Vaio C1VE
Date: 18/05/01, updated on 18/05/01 (371 review reads)
Advantages: looks, loads of features, excellent camera
Disadvantages: small screen, not for frequent use
This machine is ultra small (just a bit bigger than a video cassette with loads of great features. The built-in camera provides much better images than any webcam I've ever seen and can be rotated through 180 degrees to point at either the user or aaway from them.
The complete spec is amazing for the price.
Pentium III processor
10 GB Hard disk
IEEE 'firewire' port
Long battery life
However, the system does have its problems.
The screen on this palmtop measures an odd 1024 x 460 pixels. This gives good resolution but when using applications, it is as though only half of the screen can be seen. (E.g. when using Word, you can see, on average, only about 13 lines of text). This poses a problem for frequent users and is annoying.
If you intend to buy extra peripherals for the system, be aware that it only provides one USB port. Even though USB hubs can be bought, this provides an extra cost.
Being so small, again, this palmtop may not be suitable for frequent users.
All in all, this Vaio is a great example of what technology can do today and may be the right choice for some people. However, if you are considering buying this computer, go and see it working in real life, don't buy it off the net by looking at the spec alone.