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Sony Viao VGNNW130DT or IBM Lenovo R500 2714

by sabiraremtulla / September 29, 2009 11:13 AM PDT

I'm intending to buy a laptop, but am so confused. my budget is 1200 dollars. i've looked at both these laptops but i cant make up my mind which one to get. i need it for school purpose, which is basic. the sony is very stylish, Lenovo has the old look.. but ppl say Lenovo will last long. Are sony not good? Please help me

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Gamer laptops and 2 years later.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 12:05 PM PDT

I see the Sony has a gamer bent with that ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570.

The Lenovo looks to have the Mobile Intel GM45 Express which is actually a favorite of mine for everyday laptops that you get for 700 or less bucks from HP, Toshiba and others.

The gamer laptops tend to last only a few years so take that into account if you go with the gamer unit.

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Lenovo or Sony
by sabiraremtulla / September 30, 2009 12:42 AM PDT

So which one do you suggest to buy??

Thanks for your help

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You have to answer that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2009 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Lenovo or Sony

One has a gamer graphics solution, the other is your run of the mill working class laptop. The only problem I have with gaming laptops is that many put blinders on and won't accept that these have shorter life spans.

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by najib007a / October 8, 2009 8:10 AM PDT

what do you mean that these have shorter life span?? How?? what will go wrong with it... Even if you don't play games??

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Read the forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2009 8:30 AM PDT
In reply to: gaming

What fails in said laptops is not something you really can pin down. Read the forums like the Laptop Troubleshooting forum and you find out there are about 18 parts. The gamer laptop life span from my view seems to lop off at least a year if not half that of a non-gamre laptop. What would you expect for stuffing all that into this much space?

Ask around to get a feel for laptop lifespans.

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