|Screen Size||13.1 inches|
|Processor||2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Hard Drive||320 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce|
|Wireless Type||802.11abg, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11A|
Sony VAIO VGN-Z570N/B 13.1" Laptop (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 Processor, 3 GB of RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Business) Black
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- Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 processor (2.53GHz), 6MB L2 cache
- Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Business with SP1/XP downgrade
- 13.1" widescreen LCD with XBRITE-DuraView technology & LED backlight
- 3GB of pre-installed RAM & a roomy 320GB Serial ATA hard drive
- Biometric fingerprint scanner & hybrid graphics system
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However, what I most want to review is Amazon's handling of a minor problem I had. While the details of a minor problem with the initial computer was worked out, Amazon immediately sent me, without charge, another identical computer. I have since returned the "extra" computer, but Amazon's swift action at no cost to me has made me a happy and loyal customer.
I looked at the Lenovo X200 and X300 at the store. The x200 is small and fast, but my eyes really needed a bigger screen than a 12". Especially if you do graphics and design work. Plus it still lacked a dvd drive. The X300 is just over priced and still looks like my 5 year old laptop just wider. When I went to the store and saw all three I immediatly went online and bought the Sony VAIO VGN-Z570N.
It is a great laptop! The battery litereally lasts 5 hours - on Vista! Imagine downgrading to XP (included) or using linux. I also got the deal where you get a free bag and battery if you buy by the end of December (check out pc nation). The keyboard is smooth and responsive. I love the toggle switch between performance (when using photoshop) and stamina (when just surfing the net). The screen is pretty wide and the resolution is incredible. It boots really fast (I am windows user). It has an HDMI slot and now I am watching movies on my HD screen dowloaded on this laptop. I do wish the screen was taller but that's not such a big deal. I highly recommend this laptop for people looking for performance, portability, and style!
So far I have been more than impressed! Out of the box this little guy fired right up without any problems. After about 45 minutes of removing the pre installed Sony software (not sure why it took some people hours?) and a few Windows updates this machine was flying.
The display is incredible, much better than any laptop display i have ever seen, this is partially due to the higher end Nvidia video card and the onboard 3GB of RAM.
The hard drive is more than enough for me at 320GB.
The unit only weighs 3.3lbs, to me this is nothing coming from a 14.1" DELL Precision M2400 which weighed about 2x that!
Some of my gripes:
Internal Broadband card is set to Sprint! (come on, who uses Sprint anymore?)
BIOS is very very limited, I'm a bit spoiled with all the options you can set in a DELL's BIOS
It's still a bit hard to find accessories for this laptop since it's so new. I'm trying really hard to find a extra power adapter since the one i bought at the Sony store is a "travel" adapter and it's basically a brick.
All in all I'm VERY happy with my purchase, I will be travelling to Germany in a couple weeks so i guess that will be the ultimate test.Read more ›
So, yes, I took this little machine home with me. I am still impressed with its speed (great processor and lots of RAM) in any operation, and again, the quality of its 13.1" screen. So far it seems like the perfect laptop for my needs. I've yet to test other capabilities, like wireless and DVD burning.
As for Windows Vista Business, well, I knew what I was getting into when I bought this machine. I knew, for instance, that I hated Vista and wanted nothing to do with it. I also knew that I was eligible for the downgrade DVD because it's Vista Business, and that Sony didn't ship it with this product. I'll burn the Restore DVDs just in case... I'm waiting for Sony to send me the XP Pro downgrade DVD, which I've already ordered, and am hoping the company comes through in its promise to deliver. Otherwise, I'll have to download the XP drivers one by one and do a fresh XP install. I don't love this idea, but I love Vista even less. And I'm definitely NOT going to let the OS spoil a fantastic machine for me.
* November 2008 update.Read more ›
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