On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 05:26:10PM +0100, David Gillen wrote:
> Well I have a brother who used work for compustore and he would use a vaio as
> a bookend. Apparently they are notorious for breaking down. And this is from
> someone who saw far more than their fair share of returned sony computer
I have a second hand sony vaio PCG-R600HEK. This is an 850 Mhz, 256 MB
RAM laptop with DVD/CRD, Firewire, USB, 10/100 ethernet and a modem
I run GNU/Debian unstable on it with kernel 2.6.5.
I have had no problems with reliability (I think the machine is about
3 years old now, if not more), and all hardware functions very well.
I have a 180GB external firewire drive hooked up for extra storage and
often massive files are transferred off it over FTP/HTTP on the LAN.
I use an Orinoco PCMCIA card for WiFi perfectly.
No problems with stability either.
Only thing I could complain about is the video performance sucks for
anything other than 2d desktop work (video playback and games aren't
the best, despite having a relatively fast cpu). I have a feeling this
could be due to slow RAM speeds, because apparently its chipset steals
system RAM to use as video RAM. Of course, stops me from playing games
which is probably a good thing!
No idea about other vaios but my one rocks. And it is very
light-weight and slim.
Just thought I'd add that to the discussion.
njo at sig11.com
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