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Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EE3Z0E/BQ
Member Name: clar
Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EE3Z0E/BQ
Date: 28/03/11, updated on 30/03/11 (192 review reads)
Advantages: Speed, style, keyboard
Disadvantages: Mouse pad
When looking for a new laptop I found myself with numbers/processor speeds/storage far greater than two years when I made my last purchase, and all of it far more than I probably ever need to use for my personal use - ie. internet browsing, the occasional game, videos/music, open office, and well... more internet browsing. The reason I chose the Vaio is that as well as having a high spec it is much more stylish than most laptops in this price range. I particularly like the style of the keyboard where the keys are flatter and more separated than on a typical laptop.
Where I find the keyboard very satisfying to type on I think that the mouse pad is very poor and un responsive - it seems to snag constantly when I am trying to use it. To combat this I have to use an external USB mouse which I usually prefer to do anyway but isn't really convenient when using the laptop on the move.
The laptop came installed with Windows 7 which as a Linux user I have been more impressed with than previous versions, however it still takes surprisingly long to load up, particularly given the speed and spec of the laptop. I am loathe to blame the laptop for this however as this is always a problem that I have found with Windows operation systems. I have now installed Ubuntu (a Linux OS) on my laptop which I find loads up incredibly quickly. I had no issues at all installing Ubuntu on the machine and have kept Windows 7 as well so I can dual boot, and the laptop seems to handle this with no issues at all.
Beyond the name of Sony and their reputation for good hardware I do think they fall down with the software. On Windows there comes pre-installed a Mac-like 'Vaio' dock which I found very cumbersome and of no practical use at all so it was quickly installed. As I installed Ubuntu myself this hasn't really been an issue as I have been able to configure and use the laptop in the way I prefer.
I think this is a fantastic laptop - it looks and feels robust, comes ready to use out the box and has a great spec.
Summary: A great all round laptop
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