There are some who have had experece with Sony I will let them respond.
Since you have an engineering student maybe he should build his own PC to the above specs. As a student he can get XP Pro for $70. Buy buliding you can easly exceed the
min specs for a $1000.00 . John
Check out www.newegg.com
We are parents looking for a PC for an engineering undergraduate student. The school recommends a PC over a Mac because of the availability of engineering programs for PC?s. The school also recommends at a minimum:
Pentium 4, 3 GHz minimum
1 GB RAM
120GB Hard Drive
DVD CD-RW combo
Windows XP Professional OS
Application software can be purchased through the school. LCD monitor is recommended to save space.
Last year they partnered with Dell, and have 8% discount pricing. We have two Dells at home and are pleased with them, but we?ve been hearing some bad things about their customer service lately. We realize that most people complain, but very few compliment, so we take the complaints with a grain of salt.
We ran into some info on a Sony VAIO VGC-RA820G Digital Studio PC for $1099 through Amazon. Although designed for media use, it sounds like a great machine for the price although we?d need to add the monitor and Ethernet card. The USB ports it has on the front would be a nice convenience not on our current machines. Ideally, we?d like a machine that would have room to grow instead of just meeting minimum requirements. The price and Sony?s reputation really caught our attention.
Can we get some input and recommendations from this group?