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Old 08-12-2011, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sony Vaio s or MacBook Pro 13"

In the market for a new laptop & really contemplating on these two:
The new Sony Vaio S or
MacBook Pro 13"

Model # on the Sony is:
And I'm pretty sure you know the MB Pro's specs. So........ Any suggestions, opinions or other recommendations will be greatly appreciated THANKS!!!

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I would (and did) go with the Thinkpad X220 over both the Vaio and MBP 13. The X220 offers better battery life with the optional 9 cell, a IPS LED screen with better color accuracy and viewing angles than the other two, and is very reasonably priced given it's specs.

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I recommended going with the $855 model and adding the Premium LCD display (that is the IPS screen I mentioned earlier), the 9 cell battery, the free upgrade to the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 wifi card, as well as any extras you want like Bluetooth or a webcam. You can also save $50 by changing the OS to Windows 7 Home Premium provided you do not need any features exclusive to 7 Pro.

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