Originally Posted by pr50wner
considering a S170 LMAO, what is the price of that? like 7x that of a notebook with equal or superior specs? Xbrite screens? give me a break those things are way to glossy to see anything in bright light
LMAO? I really don't understand why you need to use such a hostile tone. First of all I said I was CONSIDERING the VAIO s170. I didn't said I was BUYING one. Like you state it is very expensive and I agree. As to the comments of there being other laptops with the same specs for less money I would have to ask anyone to point one out to me. The fact is there is NO other laptop out there, AS OF NOW, with the specs of the S170. The S170 is very small and light and includes a Radeon 9700 with 64megs of video RAM. People are actually playing Doom 3 on this small machine. When you find another 12" or 13" notebook with a Radeon 9700 64meg THEN we'll talk. To tell you the truth, even though this laptop is unique (at least for the moment) I do agree that it is a lot of money to pay for a notebook pc and I have had 2nd thoughts about getting it. I am now leaning towards another notebook which will be cheaper, hence the term "considering the s170" Anyway I don't know how old you people are or if you work. But I could easily buy a S170, it's just around $2000 (I say this in the humblest way possible) You see, that is the reason why I work, to buy the stuff I like. I can continue saving and saving money and not treat myself to anything or I can just go ahead and treat myself with the S170. Having said all that I have to admit that there is something always holding me back. That little voice that when you are about to make the decision to buy says "$2100! you are going to spend $2100 on this? Don't support SONY, they overcharge everything"OZONE
About the ZT3000, nobody that I know has replaced the graphics card yet. But from what I've heard and seen, it is definitely possible if you want to exchange it for the 64meg version. The only problem you will have is actually getting a 64meg version. This will probably not be easy to come by. As for your needs? If you don't play games, or don’t play that much you will have no problem with the 32meg Radeon 9200 that comes in the zt3000. It actually plays most if not all the games out there with the possible exception of the heavy first person shooters like DOOM 3 and Far Cry. I really don't know if you can play those, but I am inclined to believe that if you lower the setting on them they will probably play also.
Hope this answers your question.
PS: Oh, I like the glossy screens (X-brite and others) but would also not pay $600 extra for one. And by the way, everybody has those screens, not just SONY. HP has them, TOSHIBA, COMPAQ, DELL and probably others.