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Dizneyblonde
21-10-2009, 08:43 PM
What are your views on the Sony VGN-NW11Z/T please.

josh.p.
21-10-2009, 08:56 PM
Looks like a really nice laptop. I've never heard any complaints for people buying VAIO's- I prefer toshibas myself if I'm buying a windows computer.

I wouldn't be doin' my job if I didn't say.. have you considered a mac?!

Dizneyblonde
21-10-2009, 09:01 PM
Thanks Josh I'm not buying it but it is being offered as a replacement for Jacks damaged laptop by my insurance company.Don't think they'd run to a Mac!

josh.p.
21-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Do you have the name and model of your last one?

Dizneyblonde
21-10-2009, 10:19 PM
Yes it's an Advent 5401 which we bought especially for the FireWire connection.We were offered a compaq presario with the new windows 7 thing but no FireWire so I turned it down.

ukwdwnut
22-10-2009, 08:07 AM
ive heard bad reports on sonys wouldnt buy one

im a huge fan of toshibas and they are so much cheaper than sonys too

t ask ins if you can add to it and get a mac :)

tb2830
22-10-2009, 08:14 AM
my friends sony viao has lasted years :yes:

ukwdwnut
22-10-2009, 08:16 AM
my friends sony viao has lasted years :yes:

ive heard of ppl when something goes wrong the are murder to get fixed they try to wriggle out of it and they are sometimes double what other makes are, just paying for the brand stupid really

josh.p.
22-10-2009, 01:59 PM
ive heard of ppl when something goes wrong the are murder to get fixed they try to wriggle out of it and they are sometimes double what other makes are, just paying for the brand stupid really
You're the first person I've heard that doesn't like the VAIO laptops :yes: I'd ask the insurance if you could perhaps ugrade to the macbook but if not the vaio looks okay- I'd still prefer a tosh just because those are the only ones I have personal, first hand experience of.

Skywatcher
22-10-2009, 02:20 PM
I loved my Vaio until the screen cracked it was a lovely machine

Dizneyblonde
22-10-2009, 03:12 PM
ive heard bad reports on sonys wouldnt buy one

im a huge fan of toshibas and they are so much cheaper than sonys too

t ask ins if you can add to it and get a mac :)

You gonna give me the extra 500 then? LOL

Dizneyblonde
22-10-2009, 03:15 PM
LOL it's not like I have much choice as it's an insurance replacement and a much better laptop than the one it is replacing anyway.Might look a bit suss if I start asking to add extra to buy a Mac when to be honest I'm damn lucky the insurance company are helping me at all!

Claire
22-10-2009, 03:17 PM
We've always had Vaio PCs in our house. In all the years we've had them I've never known how to pronounce Vaio.

Dizneyblonde
22-10-2009, 03:20 PM
Me neither Claire!

Skywatcher
22-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Its the noise you make after too many Bacardi breezers Teresa ;)

Dizneyblonde
22-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Its the noise you make after too many Bacardi breezers Teresa ;)

I doubt that very much Chris! ;)

ukwdwnut
22-10-2009, 06:29 PM
You gonna give me the extra 500 then? LOL

the vaio must be 600+ so a tiddly lil macbook are 800 so the maths are wrong there :wink: :taunt::taunt: :lol:

keith
23-10-2009, 01:16 PM
The Vaios are nice, I've had plenty in various businesses over the years, and one from about 10 years ago is still in use at my parent's place.

I like the styling and they're generally well thought out.

They CAN be a little idiosyncratic which doesn't usually bother people if they use the sony supplied install disks etc.

I haven't noticed a higher than normal failure rate but on the occasions when a failure DOES occur, I've found sony less than willing to repair without a lot of questions and insistence.

I'd accept one from insurance sure, but if it were my own dime, I'd try and get a Toshiba.

ukwdwnut
23-10-2009, 01:58 PM
The Vaios are nice, I've had plenty in various businesses over the years, and one from about 10 years ago is still in use at my parent's place.

I like the styling and they're generally well thought out.

They CAN be a little idiosyncratic which doesn't usually bother people if they use the sony supplied install disks etc.

I haven't noticed a higher than normal failure rate but on the occasions when a failure DOES occur, I've found sony less than willing to repair without a lot of questions and insistence.

I'd accept one from insurance sure, but if it were my own dime, I'd try and get a Toshiba.

agree 100% on your thoughts keith....defo a tosh if pos

djdigitald
23-10-2009, 02:46 PM
As it is an insurance offer i would go with the Sony as it is a nice bit of kit.

However, if it were me i am going to go against the grain and say i would go for a Samsung. Ever since my now wife bought me a Samsung Telly for xmas a few years back we have bought where possible Samsung electrical items. You always seem to get more for your money with them and my current laptop which i use solely for DJ'ing is a Samsung R510 with 3Gig Processor and 4Gig Memory and i have to say it is the best laptop i have used.