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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Ordered a new CW from the Sony website today:

    i5 CPU (2.40Ghz)
    1600 x 900 display with 330M 512MB
    4GB / 320GB (have plenty of networked storage, £50 extra for 500GB is a rip)
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    As has been pointed out before, the 1366x768 option comes with the 310M, the 1600 x 900 option comes with the 330M.

    I imagine running at 1600 x 900 resolution, even for the 330M and the uprated CPU, will result in a few less frames per second than the previous model running P8700 and 230M @ 1366 x 768. However, I'm pretty sure the sacifice will be worth it

    The i5 CPU is also a fair bit quicker than the outgoing P8700

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Does anyone know when the i3 is coming out. It is $57.00 cheaper to get the i3 than the i5 and I'm trying to figure out if it is worth waiting for it.

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by riverman76 View Post
    Ordered a new CW from the Sony website today:

    i5 CPU (2.40Ghz)
    1600 x 900 display with 330M 512MB
    4GB / 320GB (have plenty of networked storage, £50 extra for 500GB is a rip)
    White

    As has been pointed out before, the 1366x768 option comes with the 310M, the 1600 x 900 option comes with the 330M.

    I imagine running at 1600 x 900 resolution, even for the 330M and the uprated CPU, will result in a few less frames per second than the previous model running P8700 and 230M @ 1366 x 768. However, I'm pretty sure the sacifice will be worth it

    The i5 CPU is also a fair bit quicker than the outgoing P8700

    I'm jealous. Almost wish I would have waited. The hardware upgrades aren't huge so not too worried about that, but I always like higher resolution, so a 1600x900 would have been great. Sometimes browsing websites gets annoying when I can barely see any of the page without having to scroll.

    But the only reason I didn't wait any longer is because I was buying on for school. School started last week. I didn't want to wait for new models and crap, because there's always going to be new stuff coming out no matter when you buy one.

    Oh and I did get the free Blu-Ray burner upgrade, so I can't complain!
    Last edited by logan87; 11th January 2010 at 03:13 PM.
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    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80GHz) / 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1066 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GT230M GPU (512MB VRAM) / 500GB Hard Disk Drive (5400rpm) / Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 64bit / Free Blu-ray Disc™ player/burner upgrade

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    For those still shopping, Sony is offering the i7 in Canada in a range of colors:
    Intel® Core™ i7-620M processor (2.66GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.33GH

    The display is still 1366x768, however, and the dedicated graphics are G211M GPU (256MB VRAM).

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    How do you choose 1600x 900 resolution?

    I'm in USA and they still don't have a listing for if you would like to change the graphics card or the display size. How are other people able to do this? What countries do you guys live in?

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AWill430 View Post
    How do you choose 1600x 900 resolution?

    I'm in USA and they still don't have a listing for if you would like to change the graphics card or the display size. How are other people able to do this? What countries do you guys live in?
    The US CTO does not allow the 1600x900 display. Maybe in a month or two, they might change their mind and allow it.

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Finally I made up my mind and ordered the following configuration with express shipping so that I can receive it before end of the month.

    Intel® Core™ i5-520M processor (2.40GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz / 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1066 / Blu-ray Disc™ player / Jet Black / Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS13) / Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit /
    320GB Hard Disk Drive (5400rpm).. Only think is the system did not say anything about the video card and there was no option... I am not sure what it is going to come with... Any ideas team..

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    I just found out it just comes with...GeForce 310M GPU integrated VRAM... I am not sure if the configuration is worth $1100.00 may be i should have gone with earlier model with GT...! I am not sure ... Any thoughts..

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie2010 View Post
    I just found out it just comes with...GeForce 310M GPU integrated VRAM... I am not sure if the configuration is worth $1100.00 may be i should have gone with earlier model with GT...! I am not sure ... Any thoughts..
    Given a choice, I would go with the newer generation without a second thought, unless you want to wait a bit until these models are refreshed with some higher specced components. In another 3-4 months, there should be a refresh, if you are willing to wait that long.

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    Default Re: Official Sony Vaio CW Series Owner's Thread

    Roweray...I need a machine by end of this month....so no option of waiting...

    I have a t6600 with 512 MB GT that I bought from Sony Style showroom... I am not sure to return it or cancel the new machine....How does T6600 + 230GT compare with i5-520M + 310 GPU

 

 
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