Sony said I can't upgrade the hardrive?!?
I emailed Sony asking whether or not I could
1) upgrade to DDR-2 533MHz at a later date
2) whether installing a faster hardrive at a later date would be possible, and whether or not it would affect the warranty
Well, I found the answer to the first question on Tom's Hardware AND people correctly answered it in this forum as well (DDR memory is uses 184 pin while DDR-2 uses 240, so it wouldn't even fit, PLUS I'm sure they use different memory controllers).
Sony replied, affirming the memory issue, but they said that installing a different drive in a Sony Vaio notebook is not possible. The notebook I'm looking only offers a 4200RPM drive, which is way to slow, but the Sony screens are SO SO nice, its worth getting IF you can upgrade later.
Was Sony just saying that because they don't want Average Joe cracking open the laptop?
Surely you can replace it, unless they use some abnormal form factor and you can only get the drives from Sony or something?