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When my faithful old laptop of many years died I was sad to see it go, it had done a great job and I'd never grumbled about it.
Being a girly girl who loves her gadgets the Sony Vaio instantly attracted me.
It's glossy pink finish was cute and overall it was aesthetically very pleasing.
I gave the specs a read through and considering I managed to find it for several hundred less that most placed, I was happy to splash the cash.
The first day I received it I was completely in love. Windows 7 is brilliant and I loved all the little bits of Sony software such as the Playstation tools.
After a few weeks of use, I don't think I would buy this laptop again given the choice.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad machine exactly but there's a few things that niggle me.
The software that at first I though was a great additional feature is now just unused bloatware. For example when the Analysis Manager starts (of it's own accord) it slows down the laptop terribly, plus it takes a lot longer to start up/shut down due to it despite changing the settings so it doesn't open on start.
It has a "web" button, when the laptop is shut down you just click this button and within seconds you can browse and when you're done, it shuts down straight away too. Fantastic feature!
Overall I do still like the Vaio, but for the money I think there are better alternatives.
I have always used sony as my personal choice of laptop or any other form of technology, so when this laptop came on shelves and came down into my budget I just had to have one, but please don't be tricked into thinking that this is a computer is for someone who just wants a pink flashy laptop, because actually it is a great bit of kit, as with all vaio's easy to get about and perfect for professional or beginner has a better battery life compared to previous sony's I have had, super quick and the screen size of 14in I think is just perfect not to small or big and its very easy as with most sonys to navigate, but on the downside I did not find it as portable as I would of liked it looks pretty slim in the picture, but I found it to be a bit bulky compared to others on the market. So overall if your into your pink items you will not be swaping style for performance on this one, it gets the nod from me.
The VAIO E series notebook refuses to blend in. No matter what you do on the E series notebook, it's sure to look fantastic. Whether you're watching HD movies or editing your digital photo collection, your day-to-day processor functions will be optimized for serious productivity.
Sporting isolated keys and an edge-to-edge design, the E series notebook's keyboard is quite impressive. You'll love the firm yet comfortable feedback of the keys, and the numeric keypad is a welcome addition for inputting figures fast.
|Product Description:||Sony VAIO E Series VPC-EA3S1E/P - Core i3 370M 2.4 GHz - 14" TFT|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||34.5 cm x 23.9 cm x 2.7 cm|
|Built-in Devices:||Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial|
|Processor:||Intel Core i3 370M / 2.4 GHz ( Dual-Core )|
|Cache Memory:||3 MB - L3 Cache|
|RAM:||4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500|
|Hard Drive:||500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm|
|Optical Storage:||DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - integrated|
|Display:||14" TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - 16:9|
|Graphics Controller:||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470|
|Video Memory:||512 MB|
|Audio Output:||Sound card|
|Networking:||Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR|
|Notebook Camera:||Integrated - 0.3 Megapixel|
|Input Device:||Keyboard, touchpad|
|Operating System:||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition|
|Microsoft Office Preloaded:||Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.|