Displays and keyboards are very personal items. Unless you get up close and see one in person, you don't want to buy any laptop sight unseen.
As to the CPU, that's not the only criteria when picking a laptop for performance. Even the first gen i5 was very nice compared to the usual C2D models. What are you using now?
As to RAM, it's so cheap we bump the machines to 8GB all the time. And from 4 to 8 GB, for most folk they can barely tell we did that. But at the office the payback is worth it. Figure it out. 40 bucks of RAM is how much time? If you save 5 minutes a day then the payback is in a few weeks. Any CFO will invest in that one.
I have been looking for something light, durable and powerful enough to be worked on for lengthy hours and for multitasking. I really had enough with computers jamming when more than one program is running or many windows are opened...
I am interested in VAIO 13.3" S Series Custom Laptop
Model Number: SVS131190X Standard especially that I will not need a video card, so no need to pay more for something I dont need.
In this regards, is there REALLY an issue with the screen? Heard its too dim compared with other laptops. I have a couple of Sony digital cameras and the screen quality is just horrible by all means. So does their laptops' have the same quality? I am not looking for a fancy resolution, dont want it to be too annoying tho.
And regarding speed and efficiency, is a 3rd generation intel processor i5-3210M enough? Or it would be a good investment to upgrade it to i5-3320M... or even i7-3520M?
Will upgrading RAM to 12 GB ACTUALLY help with avoiding jamming or i wouldnt notice the difference? Is 8 enough? 6? 4! lol I have no clue.
Finally, do you think Sony will increase the price tag when windows 8 is out and installed on Vaio laptops? Do you think waiting would be better? I will need it in 4 months time-frame.
Thank you so much for the help in advance. Any advice would be appreciated.