Short review on Windows Vista and Sony Vaio

A few friends have asked me about my experience of Windows Vista on my Sony Vaio.


Notice the WP sticker? Got it from Zeo. Tks Zeo.

To tell you the truth, I am still very reliant on my old Dell desktop which is 4 years old because all my stuffs are in there and I never got time to sit down and organise my things as they are spread over three PCs. My Dell desktop, Acer laptop and this new pink Sony Vaio laptop.

So, I cannot go very deep with the review yet.

Few things worth mentioning are :

1) It is hot, very hot. I had taken off the battery (as what the shop guy told me) and yet, it is blardy hot. Even in my aircond bedroom. Eventhough I didn’t use any CD on it, it is freaking HOT. Enuff said. Hot as my Acer. But my Acer is even worse because the heat is felt on the keyboard area as well but the Vaio is ok at the top part.

2) The speaker is damn soft so you can forget about this model if you are one who likes to listen to music from your laptop. I already knew and notice this but since I don’t like ‘noises’ that much as I have a great Edifier on my desktop, it is not that important to me. However, the sound is more solid than the MacBook.

3) Graphics is nice. Comparing to the same price MacBook, this Vaio is much more beautiful.

4) Windows Vista – No complaints so far as I haven’t download anything *coughcoughcoughunlicensedstuffscoughcough*. Any further questions about this, you need to email me, ok? ;)

5) Illegal shutdown is a bitch. Initially, I did not notice the several choices of hibernate, sleep, shutdown and etc etc. So, I chosed the wrong choice and getting it to restart is a bitch because it seems to take time to repair itself. It was the reason why my pink Vaio refused to cooperate when I was at the bloggers gathering.

6) Novelty – Well, there are some games that came along with it but who cares about that, right? It has a pretty clock and some post-it-pad etc etc to play with. Rather cute.

7) Nice keyboard – It is rather huge and not pretty for a nice pinkish machine but I love it ‘cos of the ‘bounce’ factor. My nails won’t slipped off like what I am experiencing with my Acer. I can type real fast on the Vaio.

8) Card reader – One feature that puzzled me. I need to insert and re-insert the card reader. They gave me a plastic cover to stuff into the hole when I am not using the card reader. I find it a chore to keep and replace the card reader. My Acer has the built in card reader, so much more convenient.

9) Whirring sound – Not annoying even when I am using a CD. I don’t feel vibrations like my Acer.

10) Quiet – Overall it is quite and not that heavy when it is without a battery. So, I can just keep it on my lap and blog from the comfort of my bed. Last thing at night, first thing in the morning. Closer to me than my Bible. Hehehe.

Verdict – Buy it ‘cos the colour is nice! Buy a blue one and let’s go Coffee Bean together!

Post Author: lilian

8 thoughts on “Short review on Windows Vista and Sony Vaio


    (March 19, 2007 - 2:55 am)

    hmm.. you probably need a coolmaster notebook cooler (~RM95)


    (March 19, 2007 - 5:55 am)

    I’d like the green colour one, but when I think about it again, I dont use laptops much unless I go for training :|

    Ah Pek

    (March 19, 2007 - 8:20 am)

    I thought you said it was blardy hot. You put on your lap in bed, isn’t that going to fry something? After your atm walk in and say.

    “Larling, I smell some burnt Ang Ku Kueh!”

    MossieOl Chin

    (March 19, 2007 - 12:31 pm)

    I see i see…. thanks for the info!!! and to build upon ahpek’s point… if it’s blardy hot, that means we guys cannot put it on our lab lah?


    (March 19, 2007 - 7:49 pm)

    mossie – Hahaha, u wouldn’t want to do that, definitely.

    ahpek – Oi, I no so bodoh put so near lah. But hor, when early morning the air-cond so cold, it keeps me warm lah.

    marina – Yeah, unless you need it like I do. LOL, I don’t go out too but I just want it as a reward/gift from hubby.

    LiewCF – Had been thinking of one but not sure if it is bulky?


    (March 20, 2007 - 2:10 am)

    When Im using my dell, I make sure speedstep is active.

    Meaning, when I dont need so much juice, my CPU runs at 600mhz.

    I also got a cool program to control my fan as well, also my CPU speed. But thats only for Dell la ..

    sss1979 aka Nicole

    (March 23, 2007 - 8:04 pm)

    the notebook is so feminine really suits you. I saw its sold out in The Curve.

    […] bought my Sony Vaio laptop in March 2007. After one year and a few weeks, the Sony laptop battery died. And after one year, three months, […]

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