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Old 01-03-2006, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the opportunity to get one of these two laptops for Free. Which one should I take?


Sony VAIO VGN-FS790B01

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15.4" LCD, XBRITE display screen
* 40GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated Intel PRO wireless 2200, wireless LAN
* Windows XP Professional OS
* 5.5 hour battery life
* 6.3 lbs

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HP nx6110

* Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
* 512MB DDR SDRAM
* 15" XGA display screen
* 40GB hard drive
* DVD/CD-RW combo drive
* Integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless
* Windows XP Professional OS
* 4.5 hour battery life
* 6.06 lbs

Let me know which I should take and WHY! I keep getting very conflicting opinions...Thanks so much all....
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i'd go with sony for the bigger screen and longer battery life
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Yea, sony you get an extra hour of batttery life. For minimal weight increase, plus your screen is slightly larger.
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sony for the above reasons, plus the wireless standard
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sony for the above reasons, plus the wireless standard
The HP also has wireless standard.

I recommend getting the Sony. Bad experiences with HP's turn me away from them, and Sony is a higher quality than HP.
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i mean the 802.11 opposed to intel wireless pro
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I do believe that the intel wireless pro is compatible with 802.11.
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yes well the sony laptop is better so like it matters
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Sony, higher quality and their laptops are also thinner and more cool looking. XBRITE ona laptop screen is also *extremely* nice!
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The only thing is that I've heard Sony has very poor reliability, even though more expensive and better features. Anyone know if this is true?
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