Purchase Now or Wait for Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by dcrock323, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. dcrock323

    dcrock323 Guest

    I want to buy a Sony Vaio Model: VGN-TXN15P. The promo information says it is
    Vista ready and there is a free upgrade. My son recommends that I wait until
    I can buy the same computer with Vista already installed. Any opinions? Pro &
    cons?
     
    dcrock323, Dec 13, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest


    Do you need it?

    If you buy now, you will hope to get the upgrade to Vista DVD about 6
    to 8 weeks after Jan. 30, 2007.

    If you buy later, around Feb. 1, 2007, you will get Vista installed
    around Feb. 1, 2007.


    Roy
     
    Roy Coorne, Dec 13, 2006
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  3. If you get the computer now it is up to you to obtain the necessary drivers
    for all provided hardware. If you get it when Vista hits the stores, the
    manufacturer will have provided all the drivers for their included hardware.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Dec 13, 2006
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    David Wright Guest

    Seeing the Sony upgrade offer, I wouldn't see a reason not to buy now. You
    will be eligible for the Upgrade disc that includes all the necessary driver,
    software upgrades. The only thing is that I do not see an option for
    upgrading to Vista Ultimate. If you aren't concerned with the Vista edition,
    then again, I wouldn't see a reason not to buy now. The only thing that I
    did not see in your posting is what you are wanting in terms of Vista. Do
    you have a preference in what edition you would like to have in the end?
     
    David Wright, Dec 13, 2006
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    mlai Guest

    If I were you and if I can wait, then I will wait until Sony comes out with
    VAIOs with Vista installed. The reason being that althought Sony may
    provide you with an
    upgrade to Vista, it is unlikely that you will get a complete recovery
    partition or DVDs versus if you bought the machine with Vista installed. It
    is more of a hassle if you have
    to manually upgrade IMHO.......
     
    mlai, Dec 13, 2006
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    David Wright Guest

    IMHO, the recovery partition is a joke on the Vaio's. One other thing I had
    thought about is that if you buy now, you have XP and the opportunity to
    upgrade to Vista. Wheras, if you buy a pre-installed Vista, you won't have
    the option for XP. If you find that you don't like Vista, you are out of
    luck. This is not to say that you won't like Vista, but it's always good to
    keep your options open.

    One major downside to Vista that I see is the unfriendly attitude toward
    DIY'ers. If you want a cablecard, then wait.
     
    David Wright, Dec 13, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    Vista is kind of a resource consuming XP SP4 - you may follow the
    discussions in m.p.w.v.general...

    If you are not a technical freak, no early-adopter, you may stay happy
    with your XP SP2... and wait until Vista SP2 is on the shelves.

    Roy
     
    Roy Coorne, Dec 13, 2006
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    Pavel A. Guest

    This depends on which version Sony offers. The Ultimate has everything,
    including: the Media Center shell, fully redesigned backup application,
    Tablet-PC add-ons ( pen writing pad, screen rotation, voice commands),
    advanced wireless connectivity,
    and the famous (but IMHO not so useful) Aero GUI.
    You will feel the difference for sure.

    Next goes Premium with less features, and so on down to Home Basic.
    Probably you won't want any of Business versions.

    No need to wait. Download Vista today from MSDN or elsewhere, try it,
    then decide if you want to keep it (or install the Sony upgrade)
    or... wait for SP1 :)

    Regards,
    --PA
     
    Pavel A., Dec 15, 2006
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  9. Based upon what I have been reading in other posts about Sony and Vista, I
    would definitely wait until you can get the laptop with Vista pre installed
    by Sony.

    Then they can not dodge the bullet of discontent of a customer.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Dec 15, 2006
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  10. Do as you please. I would wait. Sony then has the "RESPONSIBILITY" of having
    the correct drivers on the computer when it is delivered.

    One of the posters in these Vista newsgroups was complaining about upgrading
    a "supposed" Sony laptop labeled Vista Ready. When he called Sony regarding
    problems finding drivers they basically told him to F**k off. This was on a
    computer he purchased within the last month. I may not have all the details
    exactly as they were (it was about 3 weeks ago) but the O/P was abandoned as
    far as drivers went.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Dec 15, 2006
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