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Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU

by pjobrien99 / July 17, 2008 6:44 PM PDT

Does anyone know anything about this laptop?I have searched for reviews of it but so far I have found nothing. Thanks.

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Likely to be a dead duck soon.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 9:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU

I remember a review about troubles using it as a BR player to the HDTV. (didn't work in spite of all help from Sony) Also the TV tuner will be a non-feature real soon now. Besides we don't see any tuner that will accept a "cable card."

-> Here's my thought. Get a laptop to use as a laptop. Trying to get one to use a BR player or TV has resulted in too much frustration. That is, they haven't nailed it yet.

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by pjobrien99 / July 17, 2008 9:22 PM PDT
In reply to: PS. Product link.

thanks. I am buying my first laptop and I am just saturated now with so many specs I just want to find the perfect one.

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There's no perfect one.
by Kees Bakker / July 17, 2008 9:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

And there are a lot of "quite good" ones, depending on your needs.


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So it seems
by pjobrien99 / July 17, 2008 9:29 PM PDT

I was looking at the newest Dell XPS but not sure if I like the design. Was looking at a macbook pro but I was various windows programs a lot for work, engineering and mathematical programs etc.

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What do you use now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 9:30 PM PDT
In reply to: So it seems

It can provide a basis for your expectations.

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by pjobrien99 / July 17, 2008 9:37 PM PDT
In reply to: What do you use now?

I use a run of the mill dell desktop at work and I use my fathers computer at home, not sure of the specs. I graduated university last year so its time to have my own.

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What we have here are...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 9:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Work

The usual 2G RAM, some hard disk space, dual core Intel CPUs, Vista on the new machines and all were 599 buck on sale specials. These are much faster, cheaper than what we could get just a year ago so with such blinding scenery changes over such a short period of time I think any name brand with the right amount of RAM, disk space, dual core CPU is fine for most uses.

If the owner wants "gaming" they should get a desktop.

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by pjobrien99 / July 17, 2008 10:01 PM PDT

thanks for the help. I dont really game, I suppose I would a bit if I had a laptop

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