Reviews and Problems with Sony Vaio Notebook CS series VGN-CS21
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Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-CS215J
22 July 2010
Excerpt: This is the brand I am using currently and have been used for a very long time. If I have to buy a new laptop, I would again by this product. It is pretty with its look as it is very high quality with its material and performance.
Sony Vaio replacement to an 8yr old Dell, Does the job and than some....
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 May 2010
Summary: First off let me say I have had a inspiron 8600 Dell for at least 8yrs and its still alive and kicking and still has all my life's files on it (pics, movies, word docs, music etc..) all within a 60gb harddrive. I did however run into a system problem with the cpu beeping and shutting down the computer a couple times which lead me to research into a new laptop. Now the review.
Summary: I bought this computer in August for college..initially, I loved it. The appearance is perfect; however, the quality is poor. Approximately two months after purchasing, my screen would randomly turn black and my computer wouldn't turn back on. After speaking with customer service several times, we finally fixed this problem. Recently, I took my laptop back to the Geek Squad at Best Buy to tell them about the terribly loud noises that it makes.
Summary: In general works great, but last week appears small lines in the lowest part of the screen. Reading on Internet it seems that this is common and you have to change a flex cable. Update: July 23. More and more lines come to the screen so I have to sent it to Sony repair service. It is very common problem. Be aware.
Summary: This PC gets the job done without even looking like a PC yet make not mistake, you still have to put up with the endless list of updates every other time you log in, download a bunch of drivers when you do upgrade to the new operating system, find your way out of compatibility issues especially 64bit-related and so on and so forth. So if you want a mac killer just get a better mac.
Summary: After receiving the product less than a week, I couldn't turn the computer on successfully. The black/blank monitor just keeps showing even restarting it for a hundred times. Jesus!! I was very pissed and wanted to throw it away. Then, I decided to call its customer service and received very good assistance. He analyzed that the problem occurred from "Windows malfunction"?!!! How could that ever happen for a brand new computer with 6 days of usage.
Summary: I bought a CS Series laptop 3 years ago and had to switch to an HP about 18 months ago because the fan noise was too loud to work with. I originally bought the laptop because I was fed up with dealing with intermittent issues on other brands of laptop and thought Sony would have a better build quality. In many ways they do, but two crucial issues mean that I would recommend you not to buy a Sony product: 1. The fans in the CS series are awful.
Summary: A complete waste of good components. Save a few pence on a fan and associated fan controller and render the rest useless. Sitting working on this in a quiet environment is impossible, I can only use mine in a noisy workplace or when I have the TV on full volume. Imagine a shrill-voiced 2 year old squealing in your ear as you try and read a book, you try and ignore her but she squeals and squeals, as you get to snapping point it stops, now you go back to your book, and as...