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Postby Baconsticks » Sat May 31, 2008 8:32 pm

Vaios are too expensive for what they are.

I had a horrible cheap Dell Inspiron 1000 (£250 was the cheapest laptop around when I bought it) and I'm glad to be rid of it now. That said, I've never had any problems with it - it's just really slow. Even worse now my sister put Windows back on it. It was bearable with Ubuntu, but XP and whatever crap she's installed with it just slows it down horribly.

Typing this on a computer I built myself from parts - but I am using a Dell monitor which is, by the way, excellent.
Oh, well. Other than the fried motherboard problem, I haven't had any other problems with the Vaio.
A fried motherboard isn't that small of a problem. :P
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Postby TyVulpine » Sat May 31, 2008 8:34 pm

Vaios are too expensive for what they are.

I had a horrible cheap Dell Inspiron 1000 (£250 was the cheapest laptop around when I bought it) and I'm glad to be rid of it now. That said, I've never had any problems with it - it's just really slow. Even worse now my sister put Windows back on it. It was bearable with Ubuntu, but XP and whatever crap she's installed with it just slows it down horribly.

Typing this on a computer I built myself from parts - but I am using a Dell monitor which is, by the way, excellent.
Oh, well. Other than the fried motherboard problem, I haven't had any other problems with the Vaio.
A fried motherboard isn't that small of a problem. :P
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Postby Arloest » Sat May 31, 2008 9:00 pm

Vaios are crap though.
What! I am using a Vaio right now and I happen to like it muchly.


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Postby Baconsticks » Sat May 31, 2008 9:13 pm

Vaios are crap though.
What! I am using a Vaio right now and I happen to like it muchly.


I am SICK and TIRED of COMPUTER SNOBS telling me the COMPUTERS I HAVE are no GOOD. D:<

They fecking WORK. THE END.
That doesn't solve the problem... :wink:
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Postby TyVulpine » Sat May 31, 2008 9:16 pm

Vaios are crap though.
What! I am using a Vaio right now and I happen to like it muchly.


I am SICK and TIRED of COMPUTER SNOBS telling me the COMPUTERS I HAVE are no GOOD. D:<

They fecking WORK. THE END.
That doesn't solve the problem... :wink:
What problem? That people are using a type of computer that you don't like?

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Postby Baconsticks » Sat May 31, 2008 9:18 pm

Vaios are crap though.
What! I am using a Vaio right now and I happen to like it muchly.


I am SICK and TIRED of COMPUTER SNOBS telling me the COMPUTERS I HAVE are no GOOD. D:<

They fecking WORK. THE END.
That doesn't solve the problem... :wink:
What problem? That people are using a type of computer that you don't like?
I was going to say somthing, but I think i'll just let you figure it out. :wink:
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Postby osprey » Sat May 31, 2008 11:00 pm

I'm not saying Vaios are bad when they work, but they have a higher tendancy to break than other brands. Such as fried motherboards.
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Postby TyVulpine » Sat May 31, 2008 11:13 pm

I'm not saying Vaios are bad when they work, but they have a higher tendancy to break than other brands. Such as fried motherboards.
WEll, it might have been my own fault, since I knew the outlet was faulty, and I had plugged directly into the outlet instead of a surge protector.

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Postby GeorgiaCoyote » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:02 pm

Well I'm typing this on a Sony Vaio but it would be a Dell if I were at work or on my parents computer. They haven't had any problems with Dell thus far but then again, they haven't had to deal with their customer service yet. Nor would they really need to for some simple things as I've got mad skillz when it comes to computer repair and troubleshooting :laugh:
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Postby klimt » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:04 pm

i'm quite happy with my toshiba. and staples seems like it has better deals for moderately priced laptops with a usable graphics card than best buy.

as for dell and sony...both seem overpriced, but at least they aren't HP.

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Postby TyVulpine » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:07 pm

i'm quite happy with my toshiba. and staples seems like it has better deals for moderately priced laptops with a usable graphics card than best buy.

as for dell and sony...both seem overpriced, but at least they aren't HP.
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Postby Comrade K » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:27 am

My Dell works wonderfully, and it damn well better, considering what I paid.
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Postby Tom Flapwell » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:16 pm

A Soviet iPod. The mind reels.... :shock:
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Postby Steve the Pocket » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:49 am

Acer user here. As of sometime <i>after</i> the story about them recalling all those PCs because the preloadedware was insecure, and I'm not ashamed. Real geeks don't back down from a challenge.

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Postby Muninn » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:17 pm

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