Opinions on Vaio SA

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by Gloryfieldzi, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Gloryfieldzi

    Gloryfieldzi Member

    Mar 22, 2003
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    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.
  2. fralexandr

    fralexandr Golden Member

    Apr 26, 2007
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    asus u30sd it's out! woooo core i5 13.3" 1366x768 nvidia 520m ~9hr battery life
    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
    #2 fralexandr, Sep 9, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011