Help buying PC for Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Bix, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Bix

    Bix Guest

    I appreciate anyone's help with decisions regarding new PCs and future
    Vista compatibility.

    I am trying to decide between two Sony laptops - the new VGN-TX750P/B and
    the new VAIO SZ120P/B.

    I hear that the Duo processor in the SZ machine will work better, but I like
    the
    portability of the TX laptop.

    Any clarifications regarding the ability of the Pentium M 1.2GHz in the TX
    to handle the new Vista platform would be helpful. FYI, the Sony TX has a
    label
    that states it is compatible with Vista, but the salesman at CompUSA
    strongly recommends the SZ laptop.

    Also, if I do go with the SZ series, it isn't clear if the Video/Graphics
    capabilities of the 120 model are sufficient or if the 160 unit is better
    (you can see a comparison of the specs on CompUSA's website).

    Again, any help would be most appreciated. I plan to make my purchase
    decision today.

    Thanks!

    Bix
     
    Bix, Mar 27, 2006
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  2. If you go for that specification, you'll barely be able to start it up and
    get a system rating of 1 out of 5 (5 being the best.)
    Check out this:
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/performance/performancerating
    It shows the different levels of system rating you can get, and also should
    help you in getting yourself a good computer :eek:)

    If the link doesn't work, give me a shout :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 27, 2006
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  3. advice if you want vista wait some more...\

    the next machines that will come out will be a lot faster
     
    John Jay Smith, Mar 29, 2006
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  4. I would say, if you can, hold off.
    Some day laptops will be advertised that they will have
    an upgrade option to Vista, just as some day laptops
    will actually be available with XP 64
    Until then you need to research the hardware of what you
    are considering, whether there will be drivers that provide
    full Vista native support, whether the vendor will make those
    drivers available (or you will need to find them elsewhere), etc.
     
    Roger Abell [MVP], Mar 29, 2006
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  5. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 2, 2006
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