New Vaio 2008 model listing with indication prices - FW - Z - SR - BZ

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  1. InfyMcGirk

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    Also, even if customs don't scan/open the package, the sender usually has to specify the value on a customs label and if they deliberately undervalue a package to make the taxes cheaper, it means that any shipping insurance only covers the artificially low figure. That's a significant risk for an expensive and relatively fragile piece of tech being transported through various ports and parcel facilities... e.g. if the courier or some baggage handler somewhere accidentally drops the package and the screen breaks, you might only get $100 to compensate. :eek:
     
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    I might be wrong, but I think you can buy a cheap adaptor to convert DisplayPort -> HDMI... and the E4300 is going to come with DisplayPort according to the leaked E4300 feature comparison table.
     
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    Disappointing. I was attracted to the battery slice option and backlit keyboard, etc...

    but at least it helps confirm my current hunch that the Z is the machine for me (for today at least). ;)
     
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    Yes me too. Sony looks like the winner.

    The only way I see Dell making up for some of the lost ground is by spectacular pricing. But I doubt they will do that.

    Still the idea of a 1kg 12" is tempting...
     
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    if the new xps isn't match up with the Z regarding resolution, ports and weight: Z is leader of the pack.
     
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    Let's hope the new XPS series is released soon.
     
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    The XPS will still be a hell of a lot cheaper... and for the average joe half a pound wont make a difference... also they wont know the difference between ddr3 and ddr2...
     
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    Unless this average Joe wants the best. And BTW, the lighter the laptops, the more difference that half a pound will make. Most people who've compared the SR and Z for example always state how big the .8 pound difference feels.

    But they'll know the difference of the better battery life you get with DDR3.
     
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    Really? 1.8v vs. 1.5v or something like that.

    I did not think it would make more than 10-15 minutes difference...
     
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