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I noticed this but right now Sony have the same computer for sale at there website but just the model number is different. If both the VPC-EB3QFX and the VPC-EB3CFX is the same exact machine why does Sony change the model number? I talked to Sony techs and they said both are exactly same machines. They should of just kept the VPC-EB3QFX which is the same one as mine as current since the VPC-EB3CFX is the exact same specs and machine.
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It's most likely an internal change of parts that prompted the change. They may have switched to a different brand of memory or HDD and they now have to have a separate part number for it. It may look the same to you but the internal are probably slightly different.
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Well I did talk to Sony tech guys and they said both are the exact same machines specs and what's preinstalled etc. So basicly there is no difference in the two that's what they said. Since if that's the case I really think they should of kept the same model number so it doesn't confuse people.
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They also change the models due to small differences in specifications, and lastly different vendors. Sometimes color differences, however I don't remember if Sony does that in particular.

For example I noticed a difference in model numbers when helping a friend between a Sony Vaio on Amazon and a Sony Vaio at Sony's own shop. (I tried to press for him to get an HP Envy 2nd Gen, or an Asus or a sager but his dad wanted Sony, idiot)
The specifications were exactly the same, same gpu/processor/memory speed/color/chassis/lcd/keyboard yet the models numbers were off by one letter and one number if I recall correctly. The only difference was the vendor.

EDIT: Vendors do not need to change model numbers over a hard drive. In fact almost every laptop down to exact models will use different brand hard drives in it's production lifetime because of supply or costs or w.e.
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