Vaio laptops - user experience please?

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betamax

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I need a high-end laptop after premature death of my current bog standard model and I've been looking at the new Vaio TX range. I'd welcome any comments from those with user experience (or of other Vaios or, indeed, other high performance machines). :lease:
 

Ayrton

Active Member
I have a Sony Viao VGN-FS115 which is six months old so you probably can't get that very one any more. However for what its worth I've been delighted with it, the case is sturdy, the widescreen is very sharp and bright, the all-round performance is very good. Battery life is 2-3 hours as advertised.

Minor niggles, when you type quickly the cursor sometimes inexplicably leaps up or down a line, I've tried to figure out why but can't get to the bottom of it. I will ask Sony about it when I get round to it. Also the cd draw isn't the smoothest mover you ever saw. It works perfectly well but I am working on the assumption that one day it is going to wear out.

However on this form I'm fairly certain my next laptop in 2 or 3 years is also going to be a Sony.

Hope this helps.
 

igauk

Active Member
I've been using a PCG-SR11K for five years and overall I'm very happy with it. Small, light, robust and hasn't let me down, except for a re-soldered PCMIA slot after my network card got lent on. After almost daily use for five years and taking it round the globe it doesn't owe me anything and the finish is holding up remarkabley well. Sony seem to have some features of dubious benefit (memory stick slots, jog dials in my case) but the only brands I'd consider would be Sony, Toshiba and IBM.
 

adamswifty

Standard Member
Yeap Id agree Vaio's are good, I work in IT and had many laptops the Sony's have been the best. Good design, good battery life, generally light and reliable.
 

igauk

Active Member
Ayrton said:
Minor niggles, when you type quickly the cursor sometimes inexplicably leaps up or down a line, I've tried to figure out why but can't get to the bottom of it. I will ask Sony about it when I get round to it.
Mine does that, I got really p***ed off accidentally overwriting lines etc. before realising it was my fat fingers on a smaller keyboard. I've since learn to adjust my typing style so I don't accidentally hit shift/down arrown/page down keys :rolleyes:
 

MarkE19

Moderator
I am currently reading this forum via a wireless link to the internet on an old(ish) Sony Vaio that I bought second hand on this forum. It is my first laptop that I've owned, but have used and setup loads of IBM thinkpads at work. I'm very happy with it and agree that the Vaio's do tend to offer good battery life, although mine is not the lightest laptop I've ever used but does have internal CD/DVD and floppy drive that wont help. I'm sure the newer models are lighter though.

Mark.
 
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betamax

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Thanks to everybody.

MarkE19 said:
Vaio's do tend to offer good battery life, although mine is not the lightest laptop I've ever used but does have internal CD/DVD and floppy drive that wont help. I'm sure the newer models are lighter though.

Mark.
According to the Sony website, the new VAIO TX is 1.25 kg weight with 7 hours battery life. I guess I'm convinced!
 

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