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    Sony VAIO S Series VPCS12C7E/B Intel Core i3-350M

    We have an offer on for this notebook at the moment.........please check the spec.

    SONY VPCS12C7E/B.AE1 Notebook PC
    Processor Intel Core i3 350M / 2.26 GHz ( Dual-Core )
    Hard Drive 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    Networking Network adapter - Ethernet,
    Fast Ethernet,
    Gigabit Ethernet,
    IEEE 802.11b,
    IEEE 802.11a,
    IEEE 802.11g,
    IEEE 802.11n,
    Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
    Built-in Devices Stereo speakers,
    wireless LAN aerial,
    Bluetooth aerial,
    cellular aerial
    RAM 6 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500
    Display 13.3" TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
    Optical Storage Blu-ray Disc™ Drive: BD-R/-RE/-ROM/ DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM Drive
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 310M
    OS Provided Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 32.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 3.2 cm
    Weight 2 Kg

    Price for these £769 ex VAT including delivery - £100 cheaper than Misco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Hard Drive 500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
    That HDD seems a strange choice, given that this laptop has a really fast processor and lots of RAM.

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    Arthur. Sony tend to stick lower read speeds in for the fact they last longer. Fine they might be slower but over time, they turn out quicker than 7200's as the 7200's lose speed, especially in laptops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That HDD seems a strange choice, given that this laptop has a really fast processor and lots of RAM.
    Apple do the same thing with their MacBook Pro the last time I checked. So, it isn't just a Sony thing. I spose it wont matter in another decade, as we'll all be using SSDs anyway.
    Last edited by localzuk; 27th October 2010 at 11:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    7200's lose speed, especially in laptops
    Doesn't this apply to all HDDs though? The more data they contain, the slower they get?

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    we'll all be using SSDs anyway.
    That's true. I'm surprised more laptop manufacturers don't use Seagate's Momentus XT HDDs (at least on their high-end laptops). These would be a really good choice until SSDs are cheap enough to put into everything.

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    5200s dnt slow down as much as higher speed drives, nor do they slow down as much.1x 7200 hdd I have now spins at roughly 4000....and I have had it for 5 years....one 5200 I have spins at roughly the same rate and I've had it the sane length of time. Both are used in machines with heavy use.

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    That certainly makes sense. I think the reason I've not come across this before is because I never keep a HDD longer than 2-3 years.

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