1/28/2009 05:12:00 AM | Posted in

Being a blogger, I still come to grips with the notion that things exist in this world that I might never attain: a Ferrari, a supermodel, the CEO position at a Fortune 500 corporation. Should I add the Sony VAIO VGN-AR590E?

Sony VAIO VGN-AR590E Technical Specifications

* Processor 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 800 MHz FSB
* Memory 2GB 667 MHz DDR 2
* Harddrive 320GB 5400rpm SATA
* OS Windows Vista Home Premium
* Weight 8.2 pounds (3.7 kg)
* Screen 17 inches
* Screen resolution 1920x1200
* Graphic Card Intel GMA 950
* Battery Life 4-6 hours

Product summary

Description: The Sony VAIO VGN-AR590E is an 8.4-pound, consumer level notebook computer.Compared to other mainstream consumer notebooks on the market, it is expensive at around $3,555.Has Wi-Fi (wireless connectivity) built-in.

Pros: Has a BD-RE removable disc drive, which is considerably more favorable than some similarly priced notebooks.Also, this notebook has 1920 x 1200 native screen resolution, which is higher than some similarly priced notebooks.This is a Santa Rosa Centrino.

Cons: Has an 8.4-pound weight, which is somewhat heavier than some similarly priced notebooks.For example, the Sony VAIO BX540BWA, at around $3, 320, has only a 5.1-pound weight.
Suitability: Suited for those who just need a basic notebook.Includes advanced word processing software -- capable of producing all the complex documents you may need to publish.Use the bundled video software to direct movies uploaded from a digital camcorder.Develop your digital darkroom savvy using the photo editing software bundled with this laptop.If you have a wireless network at home, wirelessly browse the Web from any room in your house with this Wi-Fi enabled laptop.

Value: Overall, this notebook's price seems hard to justify, with respect to its features.

(1) Given this device's Wi-Fi capability, you may want to get a wireless access point for your home, so that you can browse the Web more conveniently from any room.
(2) To get the most out of this computer's Bluetooth capability, you could have a Bluetooth-enabled headset, handheld or other device, and be able to link it wirelessly to your computer within a range of 20-or-so feet inside the same room.



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