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how does this laptop look? anything else before buying?

by apuffin / August 6, 2010 7:09 PM PDT

I would like to buy a new laptop. My budget is around $2500 maximum. I want something fast and not too heavy. I will mostly use it for the internet and some resource-intensive mathematical software; I might also play games like the Sims or watch movies on it. I plan to keep it for a few years so I don't want something that will be obsolete in a month or two. I have an extremely strong preference for PC rather than Mac.

I am considering a Sony Vaio EA290X; it has a 14" screen and an initial weight of 5.2 lbs. I selected:

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The right company for Bluray Disc. But I can't give it a ++
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2010 2:33 AM PDT

The BD fiascos don't seem to happen on Sony gear so this is the right move to get BD on the Sony.

However the EA290X I find have integrated graphics so gameplay such as The Sims will suffer.

This is not a gaming machine. It will do BD play, video play just fine but games don't appear to be on its menu.

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what else, then?
by apuffin / August 8, 2010 9:06 AM PDT

Is there anything else you would suggest instead?

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Since you looked at sony.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2010 11:17 AM PDT
In reply to: what else, then?

Try again but look for an unit with switchable graphics.

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