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Nice but not that nice!
on 19 February 2010
I have been using this Sony Vaio netbook for over 4 months. I don't own it, I'm using my brother in law's for the moment. Its quite a nice netbook although it has some negative points as well. Firstly the battery life is terrible for only 3 hours you can't do anything within that time. Secondly the keyboard is very hard to get used to, its all very spaced out between each other so its too nifty. Thirdly there is no optical drive - yes I do realise that all of most netbooks don't have these peripherals built in, but it would be nice to have that extra.
There are a very few positives but here they are. Firstly, I like the stylish white design with the chrome finish of the VAIO logo. Secondly like all netbooks, it has a nice built in camera so that when you go on Skype or MSN you can let other people see you on the netbook and a built on microphone, so you don't need to buy any extras.
Overall the Sony Vaio netbook is good at its best, but there are a few things that needs to be altered and be considered carefully. I understand that the price is very expensive and thats because Sony is a very worldwide global company and sells excellent high quality products.
My advice is don't get this netbook if you're looking for something great, especially to a student who needs to do thousands of assignments all in one go and so like I said this netbook has a terrible short battery life, so it would be pointless and a very disappointment for your investment needs.
If you want to look for something thats less disappointing though, then look at netbooks like Samsung, Acer, HP etc, but I would advise you to buy one of the Samsung netbooks, with extra battery life that is very very very much improved than this Sony as some Samsung models are up 11-12 hours, you'll sure to get your assignments done in time - thats if you're a student.