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Sony Vaio S Series or Toshiba R830???

by Steve16 / February 18, 2012 11:08 AM PST

I have purchased the Sony Vaio S (specifically the VPCSA41) and am contemplating returning it because I am just not used to the spaced out keys and other things that I am not used to or am finding a problem with. I was looking at the Toshiba Portege R830.

Should I be keeping the Vaio that I have and get used to these things or should I switch it with the Toshiba?

I only have a few days left to return the laptop so your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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I've done that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2012 11:23 AM PST

Not long ago I swapped out a laptop because the keyboard was not to my liking. Why not get something you can live with?

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Right except...
by Steve16 / February 18, 2012 11:17 PM PST
In reply to: I've done that.

I checked the specs for the R830 an they are pretty much the same thing. I looked at pictures of its keyboard and it kind of looks like the same one as I am using, chiclet style keyboard with every key spaced out for each other. On my last laptop, the Dell Vostro V13, the keys were not spaced out and it was much much easier typing on it.

And the portege is not in any retail stores in my location so I would be ordering online.

Will I be getting the same style keyboard on the R830?


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Sorry but I didn't read where
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 1:17 AM PST
In reply to: Right except...

I didn't read where you would skip inspecting your laptops first hand before purchase. When it comes to keyboard and display quality the first hand inspection is the only way.

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I know that...
by Steve16 / February 19, 2012 3:11 AM PST

What my concern is that I will return the Sony Vaio that I am using now because I'm not a fan of the keyboard and then I order the Toshiba R830 and the same style of keyboard will be on that one too. I was wondering if anyone owns an R830 and could tell me if the keys are separated or its all one. Every review I have read said nothing to that effect of the keyboard.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 12:50 PM PST
In reply to: I know that...

But here with Best Buy, Fry's, Staples and other stores, I always look before I buy or order.

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by mylovem / February 19, 2012 5:15 PM PST

l like sony. Happy

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