On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Denis Hennessy wrote:
> I would keep away from the Sony. I've gone through a few over the years
> with the high point being the r600hek. However, I got a new 505 (can't
> remember exact model) last year and had to have it replaced three times
> with a dodgy touchpad. Each time I had a fight with Sony to get them to
> replace it ('works fine for me'). Finally returned it in disgust and
> switched to IBM (x31). I find them really solid and with good linux
> support (apart from the centrino wireless card which I see Intel has
> just released the drivers for).
I have a sony vaio F401 for over a year and half now.
Its: 800 MHz, 128MB RAM, 15 GB disk, DVD, Firewire, USB, Win Modem etc
I have run a good variety of kernels on the laptop, never had any
problems. Didn't try get the modem working, it.s a win-modem, so I really
couldn't be bothered.
The Battery really sucks. It lasts 25 mins max, lucky I don.t need it for
a train or bus.
It has been very reliable, I have dropped it many times and it has taken a
Speed wise, its great, although im running fluxbox on it, KDE / Gnome
seemed fast when I tried them. Video playback is perfect, DVD's, Xvid's,
or whatever, even streaming over my slow ass home network.
> > Justin
> >Would anyone recommend one of the these over the other?
> >Dell Inspiron 9100 (special offer)
> >http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_9100?c=> >ie&l=en&s=dhs
> >Sony VAIO PCG-K115S
> >http://www.peats.ie/cgi-bin/shop/db.cgi?view=1&id=7585&type=6&path=14x164x43> >3
> >It will be a dual boot Redhat 9 / windows2000, used for development work.
> >Seen a few posts about the ATI Mobility Radeon with Linux, but mostly very
> >high res. issues. Anyone know of any issues? Alternatives?
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