Sony :: CTO Vs Ready To Ship Build Quality

Jul 21, 2009

I was just wondering if there were any differences in build quality with the CTO models and the preconfigured ones.

I think someone posted that CTO had better build quality. And also, if the majority of people posting about barrel issues have CTO or preconfigured model

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Sony :: Build Quality Of VPCCW27FX

Apr 16, 2010

I'm looking to buy a laptop for programming, gaming, and everyday tasks. Right now I'm debating between the VPCCW27FX and a 15" MBP. The price difference is huge (almost $1000 more for roughly the same machine) but there are two things that are making me consider getting the Apple.

1. The ability to do iPhone/iPad programming. Hard to put a price on this. I'm not positive I will have the time to do this but it is nice to have the option.
2. Build quality - everyone raves about how well Apples are made and my general experience observing friends makes me think they are decently made as well.

how well put together their VPCCW27FX is? Have any components needed replacing/how timely was the repair work? Any more general nagging complaints about the machine (wobbly screens, bad keys, loud drives, etc)?

Also, if people have more general thoughts on comparing the 15" MBP vs the VPCCW27FX that would be great. It's pretty amazing the price difference between the two but if the MBP is must better made and will be supported more quickly then that's something I'll have to take into serious consideration.

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Sony :: SZ6 (SZ650N) Poor Build Quality

Dec 23, 2009

In addition to having a bad hard disk (after less than a year of ownership it totally failed, corrupted data, bla bla bla), the welds on the palm rest screw posts (see picture attachment) have come undone. I have been able to fix this for the time being with krazy glue, but it's not perfect. Furthermore, because of this, the plastic piece on the CD drive side broke at the incredibly flimsy joint with the main carbon chassis. Also fixed for the time being with krazy glue.

The touchpad comes on reversed from time to time, there's a ton of bloatware installed by default, no official 64bit support (although I was able to get it working with help from this forum), bla bla bla. My friends think all of this is hillarious, as I "overpayed" for a Sony that has been a real bear in terms of quality.

I can't complain about the design, weight, battery life, gorgeous screen, or performance however... but the quality issues are canceling out the positives, I'd say overall it's impossible to give the SZ6 a better grade than a B: it's a pleasure to lug around (I'm moving around every day) but the poor quality means you can never relax.

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Sony :: VAIO Build Quality And User Experience

Aug 16, 2009

I bought a brand-new VAIO sz-220 made in Japan back in 2006 for around $1400. Since then, I've experienced the following problems:

optical drive broken
speaker hissing
fan has unusual whizzing sound
fingerprint scanner broken
trackpad randomly fails to work (buttons/trackpad sticks, I've never spilled liquid, always have clean hands when handling the computer)
ac adapter broke
windows randomly goes into restart/shutdown sequence and freezes midway
laptop runs at 94C when placed on a desk and freshly internally dusted
laptop does not reliably turn off after initiating shutdown sequence (sometimes it freezes midway)..........

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Dell :: Build Quality Of Studio 14z

Sep 3, 2009

anyone know hows the build quality of the Studio 14z?? Does the chassis and palm rest flex a lot?? is the palm rest really.

prone to scratches?? I know its made of plastic, and im worried that its a really cheap feeling, non durable this the case?...

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Dell :: E6410 Build Quality

May 25, 2010

How's the build quality on E6410 compared to Thinkpad T410? Creaks, flexing, etc? I'm almost sure this month my next purchase won't be a Thinkpad and Latitude seems to be a good choice. Our office use them.

I currently have a 6-year old T41 and 2-year old T61. I'll miss the keyboard and trackpoint but i can live with that.

I have an utrabay HDD adaptor on my T42 does E6410 have the same? I can only see a travel lite module.

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Dell :: M6400 Build Quality

Sep 12, 2009

Im thinking seriously about buying a M6400 How is the build quality?

Are there many problems, because im not sure if i will be in a region where dell has decent represantatives, i need it to be stable and reliable, no repairs needed.

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Acer :: 6920G Build Quality

Jan 3, 2009

6920G - Build Quality

Is it strong? break easily? poor? weak?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy Build Quality

Mar 29, 2010

I received my HP Envy 15 today (I was excited). As I proceeded to open the contents of the box I was impressed with the presentation and packaging of the system. After I got the laptop completely out of the soft-cloth cover case, I sat it down and began to inspect around the system. Looking around the laptop, before opening the screen lid, I start to notice black marks, scratches, and smudges on the case.

Some of these were production dust but some were actually scratches. Next, I open the lid to inspect the screen and noticed more smudges and a few hair-liner scratches on the lower part of the screen. At this point I am like ?!?! Upon further inspection of the screen, I noticed that the rubber screen spacers were peeling off. How did these issues pass the final Q&A check? Lastly, the bottom part of the plastic shell covering the screen was warped, as it was rubber-banding out instead of sitting flush against the screen.

I am disgusted, to say the least, to receive a $2000+ laptop in this condition . Since this is HP's high-end model I expected near perfection. So, after trying the Dell XPS 16 and now the HP Envy, I have to say that I am not impressed with the build quality of either system. I guess Apple or another PC brand will get my money. So long to Dell and HP!

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Dell :: Better Build Quality: E6500 Or M4400

Sep 16, 2008

I am in the markey for either an E6400 or an M4400. I like the power of the M4400 and the looks but I have heard some stuff about the lid not being as sturdy as it looks.

Is it made of metal as the lid of the E6500 is?

Which is a more durable laptop in yor opinion?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1645: Build Quality

Dec 4, 2009

I received my Studio XPS 1645 this Monday. My Specs:

-I7 820
-8G Ram
-128g SSD
-RGB Screen

The machine runs beautifully and the screen is amazing but I am having what seems to be an incredible amount of build quality issues. I wanted to know if others have had the same issues and how they resolved them...

-The tech is coming for a second time to fix my screen. It came out of the box with a large scratch. The second screen has several dead pixels.

-Above the keyboard, in front of the screen, the batter (9-cell) doesn't fit flush

-The Sound is uneven. It is FAR louder coming out of the right side than the left. The settings in the control panel seem fine.

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Dell :: XPS And Inspiron Build Quality Comparison

Jan 19, 2009

How would the build quality compare with both of these notebooks?

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Acer :: 6930 / 6920 Build Quality

Sep 2, 2009

Been looking at getting a mid range media / gaming laptop and it seems that Acer with the 6920/6930/6935 range seem to have the best range of affordability and good specs in the laptops.

But I was wondering about build quality, I had a shot with one of them in Carphone Warehouse and it seems very cheap and breakable is this the case or are the good quality built laptops?

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Acer :: Aspire 6935 Build Quality

Nov 14, 2008

Are Acer laptops one's that I could rely on for 3-4 years to come?

I've been planning on buying a new laptop this month or at the beginning of December. I was considering Dell's new XPS, when they come out, but so far no luck on that front.

The Acer Aspire 6935 has caught my eye, but it seems dangerously cheap for the specs. (T9400 CPU, 9600GT GPU, Blu Ray, FullHD screen etc - and that for only 1299.- euros).

If users who have the 6935 could post their opinions (I realise that it won't be after a year or so of usage, but still) and maybe some benchmarks, or gaming results?

So all in all - is the quality up for it, is it up for 3-4 years, with out me going to the warranty service every now and then after a year or so?

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HP/Compaq :: HP/ Build Quality/parts Vs Other Manufacturers

Jan 4, 2010

I talked to the guy who repaired my laptop about what brands he thought lasted the longest and needed the least repairs (he's been fixing computers all his life pretty much). And he said hp/compaq were the best.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy 15-1100 Build Quality

Mar 16, 2010

I read through most of the owners own HP Envy 15 1100 model got a keyboard problem.

Is this happen most of the machines?

does this machines able to cope with intense photoshop cs4 photo editing?

Does this machines in UK version run USB 3.0 or 2.0?

About the external battery does it last long enough total of 15 cells battery?

Lastly, Is it worth the money or a macbookpro 15"

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Dell :: Studio XPS 13 Heat Issues .. Build Quality?

Apr 8, 2009

Heard...a LOT of negative regaurding this laptop...heat quality...etc What do you think? It would fit me perfectly as a secondary backup however I have heard nothing good yet.

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Dell :: Build Quality Of Precision M4400 Vs The M65/M4300 ?

Mar 31, 2009

How is the Build quality of Precision M4400 compared to the M65/M4300 ?

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Sony :: Where Do VAIO Notebooks Ship From

Jul 6, 2009

I just bought a pre-configured SR490 and am wondering where do these ship from. Does sony just have one shipping center for VAIOs or are there numerous?

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Sony :: Does Ship Any Cases/sleeves With The Notebooks

Nov 24, 2009

if Sony ships the vaios with any kind of sleeve or carrying case by default, or should I order one separately?

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Dell :: Almost Ready To Buy A Latitude E6500

Mar 15, 2009

So I've been pouring over this and other notebook forum and review sites for a few weeks now, trying to decide on a laptop to buy. And I think I'm pretty sure about the E6500.

Just as some background, I'm mostly a desktop kind of person and I build my own, so I'm used to picking out each component and getting exactly the ones I want. So this picking a package thing is a little frustrating.

The main purpose of this laptop will be to edit photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I'll probably use it for web browsing and watching movies on the go, too, but those are incidental and would be fine with most laptops anyway. I do not play computer games, so I'm mainly interested in performance with editing photos. I don't see any reason to need more than an integrated graphics card for photo editing, but correct me if I'm wrong here. It would also be important that the laptop be fairly durable and have a respectable battery .....

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Acer :: 8920G- I Changed The Picture Quality To 3D (from Quality To Performance) ..

Mar 3, 2009

I have got some problems with my notebook.

1) I changed the picture quality to 3D (from quality to performance) after that i am not able to open my nvidia control panal.

I also updated my drivers .. didnt work

2) I am not able to play any games (big once like NFS pro) . It works very slow

3) If i put a memory card in my card reader i get a blue screen.

4) If i on my blue tooth it asks for installing drivers (every thing i have to search and intall it again and again).

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Dell :: SXPS 1640 Ready Boost With A SDHC Card

Feb 18, 2010

I need some help:

1) I want to know if anybody is using an SDHC card as a readyboost drive

2) What are the maximum SDHC specs that can be utilized by the computer (both size and class), i.e., what is the maximum size and speed supported by the reader.

If am thinking of buying this card for readyboost (I plan to have it always in the slot): ...

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Dell :: Windows 7 And Turbo Memory Ready Boost Disabled

Dec 16, 2009

So I just got my replacement XPS M1640, and luckily enough, the WWAN card slot can be used also for my 1GB 1st gen Turbo Memory card from my M1530. However, upon installing the latest drivers from Intel's website, the Turbo Memory Console indicates that only ReadyDrive is enabled, and that ReadyBoost is disabled. Is there any way to fix this? I know that Turbo Memory is always finicky, as I've dealt with it on my m1530 (but both have been enabled), so when on the 1640 I click the check box to enable it, then restart, it is still disabled, even if I wait 10 minutes in the hopes that it enables after a few minutes of logging in... ?

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Sony ::Screen Quality

Apr 16, 2010

About to pull trigger on the new Sony VPCZ11 -How would you rate the screen quality on this notebook as opposed to say the T410 Lenovo, or W510? Or any other comparable for that matter

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Sony :: Z Blu-Ray Playback Quality

Aug 16, 2009

how is the quality of watching a Blu-Ray movie on the Sony Z? And how long is the battery life while watching a movie?

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Sony :: Vaio Z Webcam Quality

Oct 13, 2009

How is the Vaio Z's webcam quality while using Skype HD settings? I am thinking of getting one over a macbook pro, but the macbook pro has an amazing webcam, but it doesn't justify the extra ~$500.

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Sony :: Screen Image Quality On Vaio Z

Apr 12, 2009

The Sony Vaio Z series is one of my main choices to get. One of the biggest reasons I was getting this laptop was the quality of the image but now I read a thread about the leakage of their screens

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Sony :: 33 Laptop Display Quality Compared

Feb 17, 2010

There so much factor that shows the display quality: Viewing angles, color gamut, response time....

But the most importans are brigthness and contrast value for 99% of users. I collected this data from notebookreview and notebookjournal.

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Sony :: Vaio FW Speaker Quality Vs Macbook

Apr 23, 2009

I ordered a sony fw laptop from sonystyle, and was wondering on the quality of the speakers, as I have heard mixed reviews about them. My sister has a unibody macbook and I was wondering if anyone has experience of the sound quality of these laptops comparitively. As the macbook is the only laptop I could really compare the fw's sound to as I have not heard any others.

So basically is the sound better, equal or worse than the unibody macbook's? when listening to music, watching films.

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