Buck.104 my father purchased a budget laptop from a supermarket in about 2008/9, it barely functioned on the web when new with its 2gb ram and celeron processor heck it couldn't even handle streaming video. Luckily it had a socketed processor so I found a low end core2 duo chip on eBay for less than a fiver and I already had a few ram sticks from other laptop upgrades so bumped it to to the max of 4gb. even of the time it was never going to set any standards but at least the laptop could then be comfortably used for another 4 years.
I hate the way sony keeps decreasing the size and efficency of the fans and heatsinks every time they revise it and only concentrate on making it quieter.
Example the original 60gb's had 19 blade fans with massive heatpipe heatsinks, then the 40gb's with the crappy non heatpipe heatinks and a 15 blade fan, if they had kept the original HS they probably wouldn't fail so quickly.
Once they have, you'll be able to view a graph of their reputation gained over time.
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