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alphamale
Jun 30, 2010, 07:02 AM
too hot to handle

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703426004575338381367893598.html?KEYWORDS=sony+vaio

GoCubsGo
Jun 30, 2010, 07:14 AM
Happened 2 years ago as well.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=556385

Consultant
Jun 30, 2010, 10:32 AM
What a hot product ;)

From another web site, WSJ requires subscription

Models from the Sony Vaio F and Vaio C lines sold since January 2010 supposedly carry a temperature-control defect that can lead to such high heat that even the shape of the laptop becomes distorted.
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The total of mobile PCs recalled is 535,000. Of these, 103,000 were sold in Europe, 259,000 were shipped in the US, 120,000 in Asia and the remaining 52,000 in Japan.

R94N
Jul 3, 2010, 03:59 AM
Wow, the only PC laptop I like is being recalled. Before I got my MacBook, the Vaio was the only PC I was considering buying.

sysiphus
Jul 3, 2010, 03:54 PM
Wow, the only PC laptop I like is being recalled. Before I got my MacBook, the Vaio was the only PC I was considering buying.

Try a Thinkpad T-series. Best-built for the money, with user-replaceable parts (try finding that on most machines today), and a keyboard that puts all others to shame.

JoeG4
Jul 6, 2010, 02:07 AM
I dunno about the CW, but the F is one of the coolest running laptops I've used.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZDRx0MKYqE/TDLWJ7RyASI/AAAAAAAAAjM/gbV83uDtMBw/temps.jpg

Granted, that's just doing normal stuff. Ok, so I decided to see if anyone had a record:

http://www.monteverde.org/images/Sony_Vaio_F11/Fan_Speed_Stress_CPU_GPU_Flat_Desk.JPG

That's.. toasty lol

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony-owners-lounge-forum/487213-official-sony-vaio-f-series-i5-i7-owners-thread-part-3-a-136.html#post6425624


Check this stuff out:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Sony-Vaio-VPC-F11Z1-E-Notebook.25724.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-inch-i7-2010-04-Notebook.30506.0.html

ldkaplan
Jul 6, 2010, 09:17 AM
Try a Thinkpad T-series. Best-built for the money, with user-replaceable parts (try finding that on most machines today), and a keyboard that puts all others to shame.

I like my t400. If only it wasn't running windows. The battery lasts forever.

Azurael
Jul 6, 2010, 11:08 AM
Try a Thinkpad T-series. Best-built for the money, with user-replaceable parts (try finding that on most machines today), and a keyboard that puts all others to shame.

Agreed. In fact, IBM/Lenovo and Apple have historically been the only companies that could build a laptop that survive a year or more in my loving care xD

Looking back, every Apple laptop I've owned since my PB1400, barring one of the two 12" AlBooks that just got dropped one too many times still works. The same can be said of my T20, T30, and the cheap Lenovo N200 I bought when I thought I wouldn't be able to afford the MacBook I'm using now.

In the same time, I've killed Dells, Sonys, various MSI and Mitac machines badged as unheardof manufacturers, so YMMV, but I'll stick to Apple and Lenovo. Sonys tend to feel just as flimsy as all the others IMHO, but maybe I've only had the misfortune to meet their lower end machines.

JoeG4
Jul 6, 2010, 03:11 PM
I'd almost agree with you on this, but plastic MacBooks are incredibly flimsy machines.

yojitani
Jul 10, 2010, 10:46 AM
I'd almost agree with you on this, but plastic MacBooks are incredibly flimsy machines.

My first apple laptop was a first gen macbook (plastic). It was pretty sturdy I thought. It scratched easily, but that's it. It survived a fair share of bumps and lumps. I got rid of it because I needed more screen...

entatlrg
Jul 10, 2010, 10:53 AM
Try a Thinkpad T-series. Best-built for the money, with user-replaceable parts (try finding that on most machines today), and a keyboard that puts all others to shame.

ThinkPad displays suck, otherwise a nice computer. Huge mistake on Lenovo's behalf imo.

JoeG4
Jul 15, 2010, 04:59 AM
Imma somewhat agree and somewhat disagree. Some Thinkpads (although not current ones) have AFFS (or IPS) screens that are better than anything else I've ever seen in a laptop.. by far.