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Originally Posted by fevaaaah how to spend the student loan in sept. this or a macbook
Originally Posted by fevmacbook pro: 1899.
but they both come with student discounts
Originally Posted by Starbuck3733TI'll never touch another sony notebook - I'm working with hundreds of laptops in an .edu environment and the sonys have a consistently higher failure rate, tons of preloaded junk, and they aren't physically well made for the abuse they need to endure.
IBM T series gets my vote everytime.
Originally Posted by modsteri'll probably get flamed but i really like the sony style look. yea, it does come with tons of preloaded junk but so is windows :D. i am not sure about the failure rate. i have been using a vaio for 2.5 years now and its still running fine. and yes, IBM is like the best, but i simply cant afford one.
anyways, i cant imagine anyone buying that laptop just for the blu ray. i dont see the point of having this blu ray thing in the first place. with hard drives that cheap these days, i hardly burn anything. well, maybe its good for movies and etc. but i cant imagine how it gets better than DVD.
Originally Posted by kickarseLaptops very nice. I'd buy it over a macbook... and just run Ubuntu
Originally Posted by automagsrockHey look, this has become a "bash the PS3 and Sony" thread. I was wondering how long it'd take to become that.
I would buy this notebook as a notebook and a desktop replacement. I own more Sony things then I care to mention and have never had a single problem with any of them. (except for my first home theater reciever getting fried when our house was struck by lightning) The fact that this has a blu-ray player and it is (relatively) cheap for what all it has is enough of a selling point for most people. And like boswell said, until every single person in the world has a fiber connection to their home, blu-ray and HD-DVD discs are needed.
Umm, sorry to ramble. Nice notebook and a nicely written article. :D
Originally Posted by Carpet3I was talking to a sony rep yesterday about this laptop and he was quite specific about the fact that the drive WON'T play Blu-ray films. Drives out nearer the end of the year will be able to play the films
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