mememiner

a blog by wallace winfrey

Never buy a VAIO notebook

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A couple years ago, I bought a Sony VAIO VGN-AR370 notebook. I thought I was getting a really full-featured machine, and perhaps I was, that is, if I was able to use all it’s features. First it was the HDMI cable not carrying audio. Now, believe it or not, despite the fact that this notebook has an svideo input jack, and right next to it, and 1/8″ stereo audio input jack, there’s no way to access these components inside of Vista; and although it has a TV tuner card installed, I cannot use this tuner with anything besides Windows Media Center.

Not to mention the two dead batteries in 2 years (the most recent of which they’re refusing to replace), the USB male port part that pulled out when the cable was disconnected, the spider that died on the TFT LCD screen, the screws that randomly go missing and the warped bezel, and UHH, Vista, well….

I will not be buying a Sony computer for the rest of my life. I wish I would have bought a Rain LiveBook.

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