Macbook or Sony VAIO NW?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by colourfulclock, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. colourfulclock macrumors member


    Sep 12, 2009

    I'm trying to decide between a Macbook White Unibody, upgraded to 4GB of RAM or a Sony VAIO NW.

    The Macbook (upgraded to 4GB RAM) is $1439 Australian Dollars.
    The VAIO is $1399 Australian Dollars.

    I assume most people know the Macbook Specs, so here are the VAIO ones:

    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.20 GHz)
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    320 GB HDD
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570 Graphics
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Check the link for pictures: :)

    Which do you think?
    The Sony is more powerful, especially the video card..
  2. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    OS X - Win 7 - Both? Decide which operating system you want to be able to run, the decision after that is easy
  3. Neskeens macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2008

    Lets put it this way, if you get the Macbook, you get the best of both worlds, Mac OS X and Windows. But with the Sony, its Windows only. From my experience, Mac OS X handles Ram and Display more efficiently than Windows and I am sure you could get ram cheaper for you Macbook from other suppliers.
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    If you want to game or really need a larger screen then the Vaio - it has a far superior graphics card and a 15.5" screen (although only marginally better resolution - lower dpi than the MacBook).

    If you want longer battery life, OS X instead of Windows 7, a superior display with an LED backlight, potentially higher resale value and what many would consider better aesthetics then go for the MacBook.

    Mind you, we're going to be pretty biased on here - but then you know that so maybe your mind is already made up and you just need some reassurance!! :p;)

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