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Good Spec 17 inch Laptop
on 24 March 2011
I bought this for my wife who did not want another full blown PC, some portability and reasonable battery life (a good couple of hours). So far the Sony Vaio EC3SOE has fitted the bill.
Construction is typically Sony (not Mac standards) but realistically half the price.
The screen is very good and it is reasonably quiet in operation. Boot up takes less than a minute, and there is a feature to do a quick web boot, but that really limits what you can do ... great for a quick check on something.
We thought that the audio quality is pretty good, but the volume is quite poor, as is the location of the on/off/standby switch ...all too easy to hit.
All in all, a reasonable price for the spec, good clear screen, and light enough to cart around.
I'm a little surprised that there is no catch or magnetic latch, but for our needs it is not an issue.