Sony?

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  1. MacRuler macrumors 6502

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    i just ordered the macbook air 11 inch. but i was just looking around and seen that sony also has a great 11 inch laptop. the vaio x. it has 10 HOUR BATTERY for an 11 inch laptop and weighs in at 1.6 pounds. :eek: .... Now dont get me wrong i would not get it because i dont like windows, but it seems like this laptop doesn't get the recognition it deserves. what do you guys think?

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...0151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644667494
     
  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    The battery lasts 2.5 hours, but sony give you another extended battery which gives the 12 hour figure. The extended battery thing is fooking ugly.
     
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    wait what how does the extended battery make the laptop look? is it like bulky? THATS false advertisement !

    ohhhhhhhhh now i see it on the website. lol but is it really bulky? or just a little tilt?
     
  4. MacRuler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hahahaa no offense if that is yours, but EW. lol i should have never questioned apples engineering, cause i feel foolish now.
     
  5. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Not mine... I don't have anything other than snapple at the moment. Google is my friend.
     
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  7. Appleind macrumors regular

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    And you need to Stick with Windows :eek: MBA RULES
     
  8. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    It also sports an Atom-class processor...and comes in...Gold????:

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...0151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644667495

    But I've said many times on these forums already....this is just the beginning. Over the next few months you will see a DELUGE of new, thin/small form-factor laptops introduced from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Asus and others meant to compete with the 11" MBA Netbook. Apple has "re-engineered" the entire netbook marketplace and likely the hype they have created will take the netbook marketplace in brand new directions aimed not downwards towards the $200 el-cheapo models but instead towards premium models.

    This is just the first shot. And LOL at the extended battery. I bet that thing weighs more than the entire laptop combined.
     
  9. Tempto macrumors member

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    It's pretty amazing what :apple: can do with their products, especially compared with others (such as the Sony spoken of in this thread). Extended battery? :(
     
  10. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    ...and here comes Lenovo's entry into the "MacNetbook Air" category...sporting a LEATHER palmrest and a glass trackpad, as well as a magnesium-alloy frame:

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/11/12/lenovo.ideapad.u260.official/

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    Its rumored to come with either an i3 or i5 processor.

    Again, anyone who doesn't realize that Apple has entered the netbook market, and totally changed the rules, is living with the 2+ year old definition of "netbook."
     
  11. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    They have indeed, however, the specs they will end up coming up with purely to get bragging rights will either stifle performance to get battery time, or stifle battery time to get performance. As usual, and similar to the ipod, ipad, and the iphone, apple are the benchmark. They wait for apple to make its move, then come in after.
     
  12. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    With extended battery total battery life is 3 + 12 = 15 hours. The idea makes sense for many people. Apart from college students, most people have access to power outlets all the time. 3 hours is more than adequate for occasional interruptions (like meeting). Then, when you need to fly to Tokyo, you can attach the extended battery.


    Did not Sony re-engineered it first with their VAIO X which BTW remains the thinnest and lightest (by a big margin) laptop?
     
  13. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    And you have to carry the battery with you, which defeats the object. I could carry an external battery for my 11 inch, and have that extended battery time myself. 7 hours, + the 12 is 19 hours. You have to compare without the extended battery, as it is an add-on.

    Oh, and the sony page says 12 hours max battery. I don't think the extended has 12 hours..
     
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  15. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Here is the quote from VAIO X page (Overview tab):

    L.A. TO LONDON ON ONE CHARGE.
    Setting a new standard in battery life, the X Series laptop lasts up to 12 hours. This liberating lasting power comes courtesy of a large capacity battery that doubles as a tilted base for more comfortable typing. A standard 3-hour battery is also included for up to 15 total hours of mobile computing.


    External battery, of course is not the same as extended battery.


    Nothing in this life is that simple. Better choice will greatly depend on what you value more. Some people will prefer thinner and much lighter laptop, others will prefer MBA, and some might prefer VAIO Z which is much more powerful than any Apple laptop.
     
  16. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    In other news, Sony are now supplying 2 extended batteries, for an incredible 27 hours battery life, unseen before in the computing world.

    3 hours, or 15 hours, it matters not one jot. In the form factor that the sony uses, it has 3 hours of battery. That is not enough, especially considering that it isn't exactly powerful, a slower FSBus, and processor. No graphics card, and I can;t see what wifi standard it carries.

    I can carry an external battery for my mba, and get an 'amazing' battery life.
     
  17. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I've never been a fan of Sony products and I've owned multiple Vaio's over the years. But I think Sony will continue to refine the X model and likely bring some of the Z's 'premium' aspects to it over time.
     
  18. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure they will. Well, at that price, they will have to. However, I find the battery situation on that model to be a joke, quite frankly.
     
  19. HLdan macrumors 603

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    As usual, Con Apple, Pro anything else. :rolleyes:. Yeah, like most people are gonna be going to Tokyo or London. :rolleyes:. Nice defense for a Windows machine as usual coming from you, but I guess you conveniently forgot that it uses a slow Atom processor with 533mhz system bus with the extremely old DDR2 ram and maximum ram is 2GB, plus the keyboard is cramped which sucks and it cost much more than the MBA. But it makes for a great movie watching toy with the external brick of a battery while flying to Tokyo. ;)
     
  20. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Hear, hear! It's quite compromised.
     
  21. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't see anything factually wrong with his post. He was being semantical to be sure, but other than that...
     
  22. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    In the guys review (linked above) he seems to claim that this Atom processor runs at 2.0ghz and is "very fast." I don't know enough about the remainder of the tech of the thing but considering that Apple is using older C2D tech in their MBA netbooks also, this seems to be a bit of the pot calling the kettle black don't you think????
     
  23. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Nope, actually not. You should brush up a bit on your technical knowledge. A 2GHz Atom processor with 533Mhz system bus with DDR2 ram doesn't come close in speed to the MBA's 1.4Ghz Core 2 Duo with 800Mhz system bus with DDR3 ram. No pot here, you just need to read up on CPU technology before posting a rebuttal.
     
  24. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    2GHz Intel® Processor5
    533Mhz Front Side Bus Speed
    2GB DDR2 RAM

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