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

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  1. ac500

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    Good enough for me :)

    If you take any single battery life improvement, it may not seem like a lot on it's own, but they all add up. For example the MobileMark 2007 rating for the Z is 4.5 hours on Speed mode, while the MobileMark 2007 rating for the ATI SR is 3.5 hours. The SR and Z hardware is very similar in performance (although the Z is a little faster according to 3DMark), so why does the Z last so much longer on battery? It's all in the little improvements :)
     
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    You may want to consider installing 3GB instead of 4GB, it will give you another 5 minutes ;)
     
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    Oooo nice! Do you think installing 512 MB will give me 2 or 3 more minutes of battery life?? :)

    BTW, I'll agree that 5 minutes isn't something to worry about, but obviously Sony Z vs. Sony SR for example is a whole lot more than 5 minutes difference - the Z gets more like 30 minutes more (minimum) to 3 hours more (like I said, it all adds up).
     
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    Phil, I swear to you that I saw benchmarks, no joke. I was looking for them again but couldn't find them. I clearly recall a chart showing that 4 GB of ram showed something like 4-5 minutes longer battery life compared to 3 GB.

    I remember one reasoning behind it was that if you have less ram and your applications are requiring more memory or w/e, it will take it from other components (dont remember which) from your PC, which requires slightly more energy. So, if the work is all done by the RAM which runs more energy efficient, you save slightly more battery life, no loose any.
     
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    Hey guys, which one is the BEST SCREEN?

    (best color, best blacks, best vertical viewing angles, usable outdoors, etc...)

    1. Z's XBRITE-DuraView

    2. SR's XBRITE-Eco

    3. FW's XBRITE-HiColor


    ? ? ?
     
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    I wonder how many people have actually seen all those three screens and where able to test them for a while.

    I'm guessing it will be number one.
     
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