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Sony Vaio EB Series a good buy?

by KJB32 / August 20, 2010 2:47 AM PDT

I've been searching for a laptop for the past month that I will use for homework and entertainment. I wanted a fast machine that could run somewhat recent games. Looks were also a big deciding factor in my search. The size was not a real issue as I wouldn't be taking it to class other than if I needed it for a presentation. Recently I stumbled upon the Sony Vaio EB series and wanted a second opinion before I made a purchase.

These are the specs and price after customizing one at the Sony website.

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Sony Vaio EB
by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 20, 2010 3:10 AM PDT

Hi there,

The Sony Vaio EB series is a great laptop choice, especially for students. It is a very well rounded laptop, perfect for school assignments and entertainment (especially watching movies). It is a nice, medium size and with the graphics you added you will even be able to play certain games on it.

Do you have any specific questions about this laptop I can help you out with?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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Sony Vaio EB
by KJB32 / August 20, 2010 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony Vaio EB

The two concerns I had were the battery life and quality of production. After reading many reviews, both editorial and user, these are the two concerns I have before buying the laptop. Will upgrading to a large capacity battery help solve the battery problem. I understand it is a semi-large laptop and that I shouldn't expect 8 hours of battery life. On the other hand I don't want to have to keep it plugged into the wall after a year just to keep it running. Secondly, I would purchase a three year warranty. So should quality of production be of any concern? Is Sony a reliable laptop company?

Sorry for all the question. I'm a hesitant first time laptop buyer and I don't want to make a foolish decision.

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Sony
by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 23, 2010 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony Vaio EB

Hi there,

Buying an extra battery will definitely extend your battery life significantly. However, keep in mind that adding a battery will also add significant weight to your laptop. As for quality of production, I think purchasing a warranty on a laptop is always a smart move.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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Also Check The Sony Vaio Refurbs
by rob1sfc / August 20, 2010 8:09 AM PDT
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Check the list of Sony recalls
by orlbuckeye / August 24, 2010 12:41 AM PDT

they recently had some recalls and make sure your model is fine. Try googling sony laptop recalls.

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