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Old Jul 31st 2009, 12:14 pm
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Saw one in the Mall today, I want it!!

http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProd...=1218032875598

5000 dhs here -v- 400 quid in the UK, shocking
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lol, some things are just way overpriced in the UAE..

You know, I have had multiple VAIO's (typing on them now), but every single one of them had issues with the battery. Don't expect it to last longer than 2 hours at most!
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lol, some things are just way overpriced in the UAE..

You know, I have had multiple VAIO's (typing on them now), but every single one of them had issues with the battery. Don't expect it to last longer than 2 hours at most!
my friends on facebook are telling me it's shite
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my friends on facebook are telling me it's shite
Also I think you need to read/compare the specs carefully to see if what you are offered here is the same as UK regardless of price. The RAM for example, although Sony always seem to be a bit tight on that.
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vaios look nice, cost a fortune and the netbook versions are crap.

Buy a Pink MSI U100 or a pink eeepc 1000 or 1000h all have almost exactly the same specs and costs around 1600aed and have a much higher and consistent user rating. if you want add more ram for about 200aed

the MSI netbooks and eeepc series are consistently rated among the top netbooks on the market



http://www.laptopmag.com/buying-guid.../netbooks.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/msi-wind.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...e-pc-100h.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...pc-1000he.aspx
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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
vaios look nice, cost a fortune and the netbook versions are crap.

Buy a Pink MSI U100 or a pink eeepc 1000 or 1000h all have almost exactly the same specs and costs around 1600aed and have a much higher and consistent user rating. if you want add more ram for about 200aed

the MSI netbooks and eeepc series are consistently rated among the top netbooks on the market

http://laptoping.com/wp-content/pink_msi_wind.jpg

http://www.laptopmag.com/buying-guid.../netbooks.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/msi-wind.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...e-pc-100h.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...pc-1000he.aspx
lol shiva, I have got the pink MSI. All the management at my place have MSI's for business travel. They are fab. Never had a problem with them
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The Sony is nice, but it's a tad over priced for the spec.

I've got an Asus eeepc 1000HE, much better value for money, nice touch that it actually includes the restore discs and a case unlike the acer aspireone. Don't know what the MSI is like as they don't sell it over here in septicland.
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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
vaios look nice, cost a fortune and the netbook versions are crap.

Buy a Pink MSI U100 or a pink eeepc 1000 or 1000h all have almost exactly the same specs and costs around 1600aed and have a much higher and consistent user rating. if you want add more ram for about 200aed

the MSI netbooks and eeepc series are consistently rated among the top netbooks on the market

http://laptoping.com/wp-content/pink_msi_wind.jpg

http://www.laptopmag.com/buying-guid.../netbooks.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/msi-wind.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...e-pc-100h.aspx
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lapt...pc-1000he.aspx
bought my daughter the EEE one its well cute but a bit small for me.
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bought my daughter the EEE one its well cute but a bit small for me.
which one BC? 701,900,901?
cos the eeepc 1000he is actually slightly bigger than the vaio

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_com...Vaio-VPCW11S1P






bob: quick qu. i have the eeepc 900 and the keyboard gets stupidly hot, have they sorted that on the 1000he?
am considering upgrading but if they havent sorted that issue im going for the samsungs

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lol, some things are just way overpriced in the UAE..

You know, I have had multiple VAIO's (typing on them now), but every single one of them had issues with the battery. Don't expect it to last longer than 2 hours at most!
I agree - my 18mth old VAIO battery is only lasting 20 MINUTES now and a new one is very expensive (I've managed to source a non-genuine Sony for half the price).
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which one BC? 701,900,901?
cos the eeepc 1000he is actually slightly bigger than the vaio

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_com...Vaio-VPCW11S1P

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/image/24...mt=.jpg&378098

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/image/24...mt=.jpg&297476


bob: quick qu. i have the eeepc 900 and the keyboard gets stupidly hot, have they sorted that on the 1000he?
am considering upgrading but if they havent sorted that issue im going for the samsungs
it is a small one, got no number on it though
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bob: quick qu. i have the eeepc 900 and the keyboard gets stupidly hot, have they sorted that on the 1000he?
am considering upgrading but if they havent sorted that issue im going for the samsungs
Yup, it's sorted, it's a proper little keyboard too, much more sturdy and feels proper if you know what I mean, also they sorted out the shift key, well the left is a full sized shift key, the right one is still a little stumpy, so it's much easier to type on. Also the touchpad is much better, the buttons are at the bottom like they should be, but the gestures are fab so you hardly ever use the buttons anyway.

There is a newer version, the 1005, that's a few bucks more I think, but essentially the same, I think they sorted the right shift key and there's a couple tweeks but nothing major.

Go for the 1000HE, great deals, especially on the refurb front. The 9 hour battery life, well I've gotten mine to go 8.75hrs, but that's not normal, I had the wifi/bluetooth/camera/lan disabled and the screen off while playing music out of it all day.

Usually with everything but bluetooth on get between 5-7.5hrs out of it, if just browsing web, reading/typing, then the higher end, if watching movies, towards the lower end.

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How about Apple BC? Check out the new Macbook Pro 13". If you know someone who has kids in school in the USA you can get one very cheap.
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How about Apple BC? Check out the new Macbook Pro 13". If you know someone who has kids in school in the USA you can get one very cheap.
Not that cheap...
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Not that cheap...
Well.. 1000Dhs cheaper compared to the UK one.. Cheapest Macbook Pro would come to 4000Dhs..
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