Moving from Vaio P to MBA (11 or 13??), anybody else in the same situation???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CiccioAtSea, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. CiccioAtSea macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2010
    Principality of Monaco
    Hi everybody, here's my point:

    I'm now using a Vaio P as my only pc (I gave my alu MB to my little brother) but I'm really HATING it because of the terrible performances, the pointing stick but specially for the horrible display. :mad:

    At the beginning I tought it was perfect for me (I'm a ship crew member using it just for browsing, chatting, emailing etc.... I just watch movies alone in my cabin sometimes..) but after a while I understood that it is completely unusable, at least for me.. :(

    Anybody else here owning a Vaio P? Could you please tell me how do you feel with the 11.6? Same situation?

    I could buy the 13 inch, but the size is VERY importanto for me, while traveling and also while using it in a VERY SMALL space like a ship's cabin..

    Thanks in advance for helping me to decide!!!
    PS: I have no chance to visit any apple store so I will order online without having never see it!! :(
  2. oneguynick macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2006
    Night and day. I bought the Vaio P for my little Linux machine and was disappointed with sub-par performance and drivers. The 11" for which I am now typing is a joy. I bought a 12" powerbook the day they came out and this little laptop reminds me of that machine. I'd say there is nothing you won't like coming to a 11 from the Sony P. You are already accustom to little laptops and merely changing models. Do so quickly :)
  3. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    I work at sea myself... Here's a pic of my 13"MB on the wee table I made for my bunk!


    I have ordered the 11 inch, purely because even the 13 inch is a pain to lug around on flights so often. I did buy the ipad as a flight entertainment thingy, (primarily), but I still need to take a computer. Taking the ipad, and 11 inch is a lot better, for me, than the 13" MB
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I wanna work at sea!!! Too bad I get insanely insanely sea sick :(
  5. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    I also have the Sony P. You are right about it being unusable. I got rid of it and bought a Sony TT and now am replacing that with the 11inch MBA. You will see a HUGE difference coming from the Sony P.
  6. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    If you've been using a VAIO P as an only PC (!!), the 11" MBA will feel like an iMac in comparison. No reason to go to 13".
  7. kp98077 macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    viao vs MBA

    hi there, i had a vaio as well for a year but was or felt much smaller than the mbs 11.6" im typing on and got today! This probably is the best of both worlds for you, not to mention full size keyboard. good luck!
  8. CiccioAtSea thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2010
    Principality of Monaco

    I totally agree ;), that's exactly what I was thinking about, sounds like xmas will come earlier this year... I'll disembark in a week and order both as soon as I'll be back at home, maybe before geerting my parents... ahahahah:D

    Thanks everybody for the advices ;)

    ps: compliments for the table, you're the real "apple genius" :D
  9. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...I'd rather use my iPod Touch full time that try and use a Sony P as my only "laptop"... our local NEX got in 3 of them when they were $899.99 and they all sold in about a week... they were all returned with in two weeks...

    They sat on the clearance shelf for about 2 months until the NEX sent them back to Sony since Sony wouldn't allow NEX to discount them any further...
  10. Cerano macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2010
    i have a vaio P with a 64SSD, W7 home premium and 1.86 Z540.

    Performance is quite ok for me. I think you have the 1.3ghz model right?

    Ive actually gotten used to the screen and i like the P's screen!

    If i can survive with an 8" screen for outside use and a HP touchsmart with 23" at home i get why people would complain an 11.6" is too small.

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