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New Sony 13" Laptop
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Peter
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Oct 30, 2006, 05:31 AM
 
Sony Style - Shopping Online

Core 2 Duo, 1Gb Ram, 13.3" Screen, GeForce Go 7400 graphic card all for 1100.



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Oct 30, 2006, 05:44 AM
 
Looks really nice peter, but is that euros or dollars?
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Oct 30, 2006, 06:45 AM
 
Euros
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 06:57 AM
 
That is a nice laptop. It kind of makes you wonder how long it will take for Apple to put C2Ds (just a matter of time) and real graphics chips (might never happen) into MBs.
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 06:58 AM
 
No its GBP - pounds.

Sure, it looks quite swanky, and has a GFX card and C2D, but if you are trying to compare this to a MacBook, then thats absurd, because a MacBook base model is �750, this is �350 more, about 40% more expensive than a MB.

Even if I configure the MacBook base model to come with 1GB RAM and a 120 GB HD, it is still only �999, �100 less than the Sony.

Sure, the Sony has a GFX card and a better CPU, but the CPU used is the version with just 2MB Cache, and without VT technology, so its the budget end of the C2D line. Also, I value the ability to use OS X much higher than �100

Edit: GRRRR! why don't pound symbols work?!
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Oct 30, 2006, 07:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh View Post
No its GBP - pounds.

Sure, it looks quite swanky, and has a GFX card and C2D, but if you are trying to compare this to a MacBook, then thats absurd, because a MacBook base model is �750, this is �350 more, about 40% more expensive than a MB.

Even if I configure the MacBook base model to come with 1GB RAM and a 120 GB HD, it is still only �999, �100 less than the Sony.

Sure, the Sony has a GFX card and a better CPU, but the CPU used is the version with just 2MB Cache, and without VT technology, so its the budget end of the C2D line. Also, I value the ability to use OS X much higher than �100

Edit: GRRRR! why don't pound symbols work?!
Ahh, you know your right. I didn't check the link. That thing costs about $1800. Screw that. For non-gamers, the MB (BTO) is a better value. For gamers, 13" is a small screen.

£ doesn't seem to work either, but then, that is HTML.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 05:46 PM
 
No OS X. End of discussion.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 06:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by andreas_g4 View Post
No OS X. End of discussion.
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Oct 31, 2006, 06:57 PM
 
Yes it does.
     
   
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