User avatar
Coal
Topic Author
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 am

Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:39 pm

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]
Nxt Flts: MI RGN-SIN | SQ SIN-RGN-SIN | CX SIN-HKG-PVG | SQ PVG-SIN
 
UAXDXer
Posts: 700
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:36 pm

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:29 pm

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 
It takes a bug to hit a windsheild but it takes guts to stick
 
cabso1
Posts: 458
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 6:23 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:47 pm

Get a Mac,

Signed,
Klaus

 Wink
 
User avatar
Coal
Topic Author
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:04 pm

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
Nxt Flts: MI RGN-SIN | SQ SIN-RGN-SIN | CX SIN-HKG-PVG | SQ PVG-SIN
 
ThePRGuy
Posts: 1833
Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:07 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:20 pm

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

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

Thanks
Alex
Heathrow has been described as the only building site to have its own airport.
 
User avatar
Coal
Topic Author
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:58 pm

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
Nxt Flts: MI RGN-SIN | SQ SIN-RGN-SIN | CX SIN-HKG-PVG | SQ PVG-SIN
 
User avatar
ManuCH
Crew
Posts: 2677
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:33 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:54 am

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
Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
 
Klaus
Posts: 20578
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:41 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:49 am

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 avatar
Coal
Topic Author
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:45 am

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
Nxt Flts: MI RGN-SIN | SQ SIN-RGN-SIN | CX SIN-HKG-PVG | SQ PVG-SIN
 
Tom12
Posts: 1050
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:29 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:48 am

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
"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
 
Klaus
Posts: 20578
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:41 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:22 am

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 avatar
Coal
Topic Author
Posts: 2257
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 am

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:53 pm

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

 checkmark 
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
Nxt Flts: MI RGN-SIN | SQ SIN-RGN-SIN | CX SIN-HKG-PVG | SQ PVG-SIN
 
mandala499
Posts: 6458
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2001 8:47 pm

RE: Sony Vaio: Which One?

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:01 pm

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....
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: csturdiv, kngkyle and 30 guests