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Model : VPCCA190 CTO
Chipset : Intel HM65
Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-2540M processor (2.60GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.30GHz
Memory : 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
Graphics Card : AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M (1GB VRAM) hybrid graphics with Keyboard : LED Backlit Keyboard
Hard Drive : 500GB Hard Drive (7200rpm)
Display : 14" VAIO Display with LED backlight (1600 x 900)
Optical Drive : Blu-ray Disc™ Player
Operating System : Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit
Network : WiFi: Intel® Centrino® (11bgn)
Bluetooth : Stereo A2DP Bluetooth® technology
Wireless Display : Intel® Wireless Display technology
OS Preinstalled : Windows 7 64 Preinstalled
Optimization : Fresh Start
Battery : High capacity battery
Color : Neon Orange AC
Consumer Apps : General Apps Multimedia
Software : Sony® Imagination Studio™ Suite Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor

I was wondering what you guys think of this laptop for $1238 ?
 
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you can google it,i am not sure.
post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sunnycloud78;14349627 
you can google it,i am not sure.

I was looking for opinions from some OCN members who might know more about sony than me.
 
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post #4 of 11
I would do so much more with $1238.

You could just get a cheaper computer that would run low settings. Much more worth it, unless you plan on gaming alot on the laptop.
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post #5 of 11
Not worth it. You can get a lappy with much better specifications at an even lower price point. This is the one that I'm talking about: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230072
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14349910 
I would do so much more with $1238.

You could just get a cheaper computer that would run low settings. Much more worth it, unless you plan on gaming alot on the laptop.

This. Sony Vaio laptops have always been a little bit overpriced.
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14349910 
I would do so much more with $1238.

You could just get a cheaper computer that would run low settings. Much more worth it, unless you plan on gaming alot on the laptop.

This. Sony Vaio laptops have always been a little bit overpriced.

The other day, I saw a 13.1" Sony Vaio for $1.899 with ok specs at my local store. I don't get what Sony is trying to do sometimes...kookoo.gif
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The thing about this laptop is battery life, grahpics card and portability. its pretty light, small size and can play games.
 
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post #9 of 11
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Does anyone know another very good and reliable company for a 13-14in laptop with a good graphics card?
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb LG Super Drive Prolimatech Megahalem (Push/Pull) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 
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Asus 23"HD 2ms Samsung 23"HD 5ms G15 Corsair AX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Silverstone FT-02w G500 Large OCZ Pad Boston 2.1 Sound System 
OtherOther
Logitech G330 Headset Wacom Intuos3 Large 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA x585 Classified 4-Way SLI EVGA 780 Ti Classified Samsung Magic Ram Crucial M4 SSD 
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Windows 8.1 Steelseries Corsair AX850 with Red Sleeved Cables Corsair 900d 
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post #10 of 11
I have owned 2 Sony Laptops over the years and I will never buy another one. Had terrible luck with both of the ones I had. This has been several years ago, but I refuse to take the chance of getting burned again. We have a Toshiba now and it has been a great laptop.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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