sony Pc

  Shagrin1 11:56 09 Feb 2003

My son lives in Amsterdam, wants to buy a new computer, he has seen a Sony Vaio with pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, 120 Gb Hard drive, dvd read/write etc. costs £1950, also needs a Sony 17in lcd monitor. Is there any problems with Sony equipment? any reviews of their PCs?
Working as an IT specialist In Holland he gets a tax refund on any computer equipment he buys so it will be 50% cheaper than buying in the UK.
Any advice would be appreciated Shagrin

  1st RHA 11:59 09 Feb 2003

biggest problem is you tend to pay for name so with his benefits should be a comparatively good setup, but could he get even cheaper for another name??

Even Sony use components sourced from other manufacturers, they dont have "Sony Graphics cards" or "Sony Motherboards", Hard disk drives are produced by a relatively small number of manufacturers etc. So, by buying "Sony" you will still be buying a PC with very little difference to any other PC manufacturers.

The Sony monitor is a different kettle of fish as we all know Sony to specialise in the production of monitors etc.

Having said that, as 1st RHA mentions, the name "Sony" inspires confidence and the backing of a huge company should things go wrong. Trouble is, is it worth the extra? Thats your decision!

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