Sony release 'worst netbook in history'.

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  1. Pika macrumors 68000

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    A product so bad, it take 15 minutes before it becomes fully operational; a device so completely useless, it can barely even run Vista on its 1.33GHz processor (just moving the mouse pointer takes up over 50% of CPU usage); a screen that suffers from backlight bleed and a useless battery life.

    Reviews?

    What a way to harm the otherwise brilliant Vaio brand. Could you imagine bringing this piece of **** home?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AyVh1_vWYQ
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Shame, cause they look sexy*.

    *for a laptop/netbook.
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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  4. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Give me links. I just looked up the CNET review and they gave it 3.5 stars (the same score the Air got, to put it in perspective), so thry couldnt have thought it that bad.
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    Good point, I just browsed the CNet review, it sounds ok. :confused:
     
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  8. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    Worst netbook in history? Wow - even worse than those cruddy Egyptian ones the pharoahs used to use? How long have netbooks been going? About 2 years? Gotta love journalistic hyperbole.:p
     
  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Wait, they loaded Vista on a machine with a 1.33GHz processor? What were they thinking? There is a reason most of those things are running XP or Linux.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm hoping this thing will evolve into a great netbook
     
  11. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Holy cow that thing is way small. You can't really tell how small it is until you go to the article posted above.

    I would like this to put XP or an earlier OSX on, that would be too sweet! But at that price, no thank you...
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I've tried one. It works great. Apparently, why it packs Vista is a mystery to all, because it runs Win XP really well, just like other netbooks.

    The hardware itself is great. Once it gets a newer generation Atom, it'll be great.
     
  13. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    It actually runs a lot better if you just vape the hard drive straight out of the box and stick Windows 7 on it.

    Phazer
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Vista runs like crap on any underpowered notebook.
     
  15. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    I didnt see the video link eariler...
    What kind of moron posts a link to The Onion to help prove their point?
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I know a few doctors lusting after the Sony P-Series already.

    The Bit-Tech review is great.
     
  17. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    It looks awesome but having Vista with those specs? Must run so slow!
     
  18. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Pika is doing some serious trolling here.

    Just for kicks i googled:
    VGN-P19WN/Q site:www.pcplus.co.uk
    And got no hits. That phrase doesnt show up on any PC Plus page.

    I also googled:
    "Atom-based netbook is junk" site:www.pcformat.co.uk
    and got zero hits.


    And people wonder why mac users are often classified as adamant fanboys :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Whichever fanboy is talking about it, it's absolutely true that Sony badly misjudged the OS to put on this. Vista might run borderline usably given 2Gb even with an N270 - but the simple fact of the matter is that you're trying to get Vista to run on something that basically has barely more grunt than a 6 year old ultraportable - only with more pixels to drive.

    The fact that netbooks are new seems to be blinding people that we've taken a half-decade step back in power and a near-decade step back in many other features, to achieve a four-fifth price decrease. Only the Chinese build quality is current.

    While many seem to be touting W7 as the saviour of the netbook, I think reality will dawn for many - that you cannot expect a current OS to run on gear that would, if it hadn't been regurgitated as a distraction for the downsized, be falling apart by now. Release W7 with then-current apps in 2010 will only run well on forthcoming Atoms - which gets us to maybe late 2005.

    Sony have chosen to hop onboard this low-rent lipstick on a rancid pig bandwagon in the worst possible manner. The top-model P is outperformed by even my Core Solo'd (also Sony) UX's, a 1lb handportable from two years ago - and even these struggle to run Vista from time to time given the 1Gb memory limitation.

    I've used the P for a bit and while it has typical Sony flagship build quality and a good deal of desirable sleekness, as well the primary reason for me not being remotely interested being the trackpoint... but sticking Sony-bloated Vista on a PCG-TR1 is just plain ridiculous - and it's exactly what they're doing.
     
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Was this a joke, Pika? This was the worst post in history.
     
  21. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    I lust after this device. The form factor is wonderful.

    Fortunately I'm held back by my gut feeling never to touch anything with GMA graphics. Once an Nvidia fits into this form factor then it will have truly arrived.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Fixed that for you :D
     
  23. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    omg liek windoze suxxorz!

    :rolleyes:
     
  24. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Where did Pika go? Is this just a drive by trolling?
     
  25. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Bronx style, except that s/he is in Japan/Canada :p
     

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