It all depends what are the parameters you are looking for and the priorities of them.
sony fj 270 by default has xp home , more hard drive, dvd burner, builtin camera and mic, better display.
sony's products are touted to be more reliable in long run and and have the impeccable sony style.
I found this series laptop to have touchpad buttons too close to the edge ( I am used to placing the base of my palm on the laptop edge rather than not on the laptop) and therfore found the touch pad while browsing uncomfortable. The touchpad buttons are rather firm for quick work.
dell xps by default has xp media center , is cheaper, has good response time for support issues. dell xps is more like a bargain laptop which is good value for the price.
I would go for dell xps because of the particular uncomfortability with sony.
I am in real confussion to choose one laptop out of the two mentioned laptops below. And hence I am requesting people who have good knowledge in laptops can help me in this matter. I would be very thankfull to them.
Dell ... follow the link plese http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&oc=iXM140S1&s=dhs
ofcourse... with 1GB RAM I am opting for and hence its final price is going to be $999.0
Whereas coming to sony... here is the link below for this laptop.... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7684874&type=product&productCategoryId=cat15200&id=1134703591568
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