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surprised this hasn't been thrown out the window yet!!
Sony Vaio CW Series VPC-CW2Z1E/B
Member Name: hannahlucy
Sony Vaio CW Series VPC-CW2Z1E/B
Date: 18/06/12, updated on 18/06/12 (32 review reads)
Advantages: nice brightness and 4GB of RAM!!
Disadvantages: lots of problems!
urgh, hate is not the word for this laptop!! i loved it when i first bought it but now, like i said in the title, im surpised it hasn't been thrown out the window yet, because trust me i've been temped plenty of times! Yes it's a nice design and small enough to take on road trips, but still big enough to use properly, but SO SO SO MANY PROBLEMS!!
personally i have had 3 vaio laptops now (this being the third) and i have had problems with each and every one! one had crashed completely and won't turn on any more, and i hadn't had it that long at all, and the other did the exact same thing apart from it would turn on after about half an hour. I have had them sent off to get fixed but came back broken every time. I finally got fed up with wasting my money trying to fix it and bought this one, giving vaio one last chance. This laptop however, well where do i begin? If it is on for more than, about an hour, it starts making this clicking noise which gets louder so i have to turn it off if not i'm afraid it's going to blow up or something. If it is unplugged from it's charger for more than 5 minutes it will turn off. If i move it or pick it up it crashes (which is so annoying because i have to sit very still when using it). and personally i HATE the keys, i just find it very hard to use, although some people may like it because they keys are spread out. Although saying all this, it does have it's good points! the touch pad is very good at being responsive, you can zoom using your fingertips which is pretty cool and could keep someone like me, who is easily entertained, amused for quite a while! it has a built in microphone, webcam and built in speakers which are all good quality! The battery is ment to last for 226 minutes, which should give you plenty of time to do what you need to do! The operating system is Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. There is a 'Display Off' button which turns off the screen, but doesnt turn off the computer, which is very useful, I would recommend using this when listening to music (if you're not using the computer for anything else) because it saves battery life! it comes in a variety of colours (i had the red one) and when playing games the graphics are brilliant! The screen is a good size to watch movies on (14inch) and has 4GB of RAM which makes it good for multitasking. The size of it is easy to get along with, it's a good size to travel with so everyone is happy! Overall it would be an amazing computer if it didn't have all of the problems it has!! If it didn't have all of the problems I wouldn't have had to buy a completely different computer (dell inspiron - best computer i've had!!) i would never go back to a vaio product only because of all the problems i have had. But some people i know have had no problems with vaio, i must just be an unlucky person!
Summary: would not buy again but a good laptop!
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