View Full Version : Opinions on Vaio SA

09-08-2011, 05:40 PM
I'm in med school and need a notebook for streaming video lectures and lots of web browsing (question banks online) and reading ebooks. Occassionally play some games if I get bored (LoL, dota 2), and I wanted it to be small, thin, light, quiet, and not too hot.

So far I have only found the Vaio SA to fit. Vaio Z is way too expensive, and things like MBP 15" are too big/heavy, while the MBA doesn't seem powerful enough.

So are there any alternatives before I pull the trigger on the SA? I can wait until November, but obviously the sooner the better, so unless if there's some new release soon, I'm not going to be able to wait for it.

09-09-2011, 08:15 PM
asus u30sd it's out! woooo core i5 13.3" 1366x768 nvidia 520m ~9hr battery life
http://www.amazon.com/U30SD-XA1-13-3.../dp/B004YW6I38 (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FU30SD-XA1-13-3-Inch-Light-Laptop-Black%2Fdp%2FB004YW6I38)
the only problem might be the screen res, but it's expensive to get portable notebooks w/ high res screens

LoL and Dota 2 aren't super awesome roxxor Crysis level games
Dota 2 is likely to use source engine, so i'd expect it to be similar to Alien Swarm/ L4D2 requirements
the intel HD 3000 should be able to run those games on low settings

you could try the alienware m14x if you want a gaming notebook