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Sony Vaio: Which One?  
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Ok, I need some advice on this one. I'm undecided between the SZ430 and the SZ450.

It seems as though all the hardware is the same and that the only differences are that the 430 has WAN whereas the 450 doesn't, and the 450 weighs less and has an LED back light on the screen.

So should I shell the extra $100 for the lighter version and for the LED light?

Cheers,
Coal

[Edited 2007-02-18 09:40:06]


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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Quoting Coal (Thread starter):
It seems as though all the hardware is the same and that the only differences are that the 430 has WAN whereas the 450 doesn't

These days I didn't know you could get a laptop without WAN. That being said, I would go with the 430. Or get a MacBook pro, you will be a lot happier.  smirk 



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User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Get a Mac,

Signed,
Klaus

 Wink


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 1):
These days I didn't know you could get a laptop without WAN.

WAN is not the same as Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi)

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 1):
Or get a MacBook pro, you will be a lot happier.

I'm actually getting rid of a MacBook

Quoting UAXDXer (Reply 1):
That being said, I would go with the 430.

How so?

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 3):
I'm actually getting rid of a MacBook

But is it a Pro?
If so, are you ok?

Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 4):
But is it a Pro?
If so, are you ok?

I'm goody gumdrops!  wink 
I don't like Macs. Period.

Now if anyone would be kind enough to answer the question and not suggest a Mac that'd be great Big grin

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
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Well, it simply depends on if you need the WAN part or not. If you don't need WAN and you're sure that you won't need it in the next couple of years, go for the 450. If WAN is an important feature for you, get the 430... it would be the key point for me.

For example, I currently own a Vaio VGN-FE11S (without WAN - I didn't even know a laptop with integrated WAN existed when I bought it). I would have bought a MacBook, but my mobile carrier's GPRS/EDGE/UMTS data card isn't compatible with Macs, and having this WAN function is a basic need for me.

There, now it's up to you ... decide on whether you need that integrated WAN or not.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Apart from the built-in EDGE adapter it's a comprehensive downgrade from a MacBook in many respects - weaker port specs (slower LAN and WLAN, crippled FireWire, no digital audio, no digital video et cetera) and a much higher price - unless you compare with a MacBook Pro, but that one is still farther ahead than a normal MacBook.

Even a MacBook just running Windows is cheaper and ahead of the Vaio in many respects.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 6):
Well, it simply depends on if you need the WAN part or not. If you don't need WAN and you're sure that you won't need it in the next couple of years, go for the 450. If WAN is an important feature for you, get the 430... it would be the key point for me.

For example, I currently own a Vaio VGN-FE11S (without WAN - I didn't even know a laptop with integrated WAN existed when I bought it). I would have bought a MacBook, but my mobile carrier's GPRS/EDGE/UMTS data card isn't compatible with Macs, and having this WAN function is a basic need for me.

There, now it's up to you ... decide on whether you need that integrated WAN or not.

-Manuel

I know I won't need the WAN for the next 3-4 years. So in that case I guess I'll go for the 450.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
Apart from the built-in EDGE adapter it's a comprehensive downgrade from a MacBook in many respects - weaker port specs (slower LAN and WLAN, crippled FireWire, no digital audio, no digital video et cetera) and a much higher price - unless you compare with a MacBook Pro, but that one is still farther ahead than a normal MacBook.

Even a MacBook just running Windows is cheaper and ahead of the Vaio in many respects.

 Yeah sure Are you blind or just plain stupid?

Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
Now if anyone would be kind enough to answer the question and not suggest a Mac that'd be great

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

A computer name with too many vowels in the title to pronounce, Vaio - Sounds like the noise a cat would make if you fed it through a mango! - Jeremy Clackson

Tom



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 8):
Are you blind or just plain stupid?

a) I'm certainly not as rude as you are.

b) It's your decision - but others may still benefit from a closer look at the options they've got.


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 10):
a) I'm certainly not as rude as you are.

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Quite rude. I take that back.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 10):
b) It's your decision - but others may still benefit from a closer look at the options they've got.

Well, then maybe they can start their own threads.

I guess in the end I'm gonna go with the 450.

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6590 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Can't help you much, but I got an SRX-87, it's aged, but still going strong, and has been through a heck of a lot, unless I have to, I'm reluctant to replace it...

Vaio....



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