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Sony VAIO C1MW PictureBook Laptop (867 MHz Crusoe TM5800, 256 MB DDR RAM, 30 GB hard drive

by Sony
4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Sony is taking the lead by focusing on a total convergence of the information Technology & Audio-Visual arenas
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Technical Details

Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 6 x 9.9 x 1.2 inches
Item model number PCG-C1MW
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

Technical Specification

Product Manual [PDF 963kb]

Additional Information

ASIN B00006J3JY
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Shipping Weight 9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available August 19, 2002

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Parts:one yearWarranty, Labor:one year
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I got this device mainly for it's lightweight and compact design for use on business trips and vacations overseas. The features that I think are nice are bluetooth, firewire port, and memory stick slot. It also has two USB ports, 100 Base-T Ethernet, modem, and Wi-Fi (using extended I/O adapter and Wi-Fi PC Card). The camera is fun too.
The annoying thing about this and other VIAOs is that is comes pre-installed with an avalanche of useless software whose shortcuts blind the view of the desktop. These programs make the system performance come to a crawl and make the OS unstable.
There is only a restore CD to re-install the same unstable and sloth-like configuration. I managed though to install WinXP Pro on another partition that I created using PartitionMagic, and got substantial performance gains, but at the expense of some features like the camera.
Some might complain about the choice of processor by Sony, but I manage fine for web development (Apache web server, mySQL, Tomcat, Mozilla, DreamWeaver, Flash), shell, WSH, and perl scripting (Cygwin, ActiveState, Komodo), and programming with .Net, C++, and Java (Eclipse, CodeWarrior, jEdit). I also use it to do reports and presentations for college using Office documents with OpenOffice. It's not a speed demon by any means, but without the junk that Sony bundles, the performance is adequate.
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This laptop is perfect for taking to class and work. It is tiny and light, so it fits into any bag easily. I love that I can attach a CD drive for when I need it, but since I don't need it every day I don't have to carry the extra weight of it. It also lets me cam and keep in touch. This computer is perfect for my needs!
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By A Customer on October 26, 2002
After extensive research, I selected the picturebook for its light wight and features (built in digital camera/video cam & the cd-rw/dvd player). While I love the size, the items on the screen are SO tiny. Second, the system seems really slow. Also, I had problems including this Windows XP onto my home network because Microsoft doesn't include the cd and you can't burn a network disk to a cd but only a memory stick, which I don't have. Even the network setup floppy from another machine doesn't work with my other computer that has Windows 2000. Finally, the cd player doesn't work, and Sony wants me to return the computer for repair. I think I am just going to return the system.
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By A Customer on November 10, 2002
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u sounds like an inexperienced user. most problems u described can be easily resolved.
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