Laptop advice

  Mooky19 21 Apr 12


I looking to get my first ever laptop. I have £500 budget, want it for general use and watching movies both on dvd and online and would like a number pad on the keyboard. Had looked at the Sony Vaio and HP dv6 but getting conflicting advice. Please help!

  rdave13 21 Apr 12

For the difference in cost I'd buy the HP.

Compared to this Sony.

You might need to search other sites for better deals but look at the specs shown for these two.

  Mooky19 26 Apr 12

thanks i've seen that sony vaio and like it but heard mixed reviews about Sony.

  chub_tor 26 Apr 12

You will read mixed reviews about all laptop suppliers whether it is Acer, Asus, Toshiba, HP, Lenovo or Sony. Sony is one of the more reliable manufacturers and have good after sales service.

  Mooky19 28 Apr 12
  chub_tor 29 Apr 12

Comparing the two specs it seems that the Sony has a smaller hard drive but has 4 USB ports and a card reader they are the only differences that I can see. My personal choice would be the Sony, others may differ.

  Bike-it 29 Apr 12

I have had several laptops from different manufactures Emachine, Dell and now a Sony Vaio custom build one, IMO the Sony is by far the best one i have owned or used, my son was so impressed with mine he bought one for himself. Good lick choosing.

  Mooky19 09 May 12

Hey sorry to bother again found this and like the feel but cant find any reviews can anyone help,

  frybluff 09 May 12

On the plus side, Toshiba are a well respected brand, and you are getting a fair bit of "bang for your buck". I take it, it's older/ discontinued model, but that's reflected in price. Plenty good enough for "general" use, although not for gaming, if you want that.

I note one thing in spec, that you should check. It claims to have 3 No USB3 ports. If it has, great, but I think that might be a misprint. Probably should read 3 No USB2, which are not as fast, but still OK.

  chub_tor 10 May 12

Lazarus The 2nd

Plus one USB2 supporting Sleep n Charge further down the list making a total of 3 x USB2


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