Sony VAIO PCG-X505/SP Review at DT

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  1. Voldenuit

    Voldenuit Notebook Consultant

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    http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review952.html#

    It's thin. It's very thin.

    Probably not the most practical computer, but it should appeal to the market Sony caters to.

    Cheers,
    V.
     
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    Thanks Voldenuit, I've added this to the review database.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    I considered this, but they've seemingly pulled out everything that would be useful, like an optical drive! I think they're continuing to use a proprietary drive config too, so it's impossible to upgrade. I'm not 100% sure on this though.

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    Hello,

    I was in Japan over the Christmas holidays for about a month, I actually played with this, conteplated on purchasing it but decided to go with the PCG-Z1 series with 1.7 centrino. The exterior of the 505 is carbon fibre and the pictures do not do it justice. It is thinner than it looks in the pictures, it really is unbelievable. The keyboard is a bit strange though. They cost about 250,000 to 300,000 yen (they had 2 models). That about $2400-$2900. Thats on because the dollar is in a tragic exchange rate currently. If the dollar was in its natural state, it would cose about $1750-$2100 ! which is nothing, basically the price of a crappy dell or compaq laptop.
     
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    lawrencecamera Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys I have videos reviews of both the X505/P and X505/SP that may be of interest to some of you. They are pretty amateurish but I think you can get a good idea about what these computers are like and the difference between the two. You can see the reviews here: http://www.kurnspatrick.com/reviews/sony_x505.htm
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    Lawrence Camera
    www.kurnspatrick.com
     
  6. Andrew Baxter

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    Lawrence, that's a really innovative and cool way of delivering reviews. Not amateurish at all, very well done in fact, and real.

    The X505 looks amazing, it's probably thinner and lighter than a traditional paper notebook for goodness sake. Can you put it in a bucket of water and see if any air bubbles come up? I half-wonder that there's nothing more those Sony engineers can do to reduce the size and weight [:)]
     
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    Slat Notebook Evangelist

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    Great links guys! I especially liked the video portion, very intuitive.
     
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