New Computer Not Macintosh

Posted: September 3, 2011 in Technology

Honestly, I really want to get a new 15″ MacBook Pro, but it costs $1400 and on a humble student budget, I just cannot conceive of getting this.  Instead I purchased a Sony VAIO E-Series (VPC-EH12FX/W) for about $600.

My main activities that I would do with such a system is use MS Office applications ($70) and Adobe Creative Suite 5 ($150)  for college, use multimedia (movies, audio, photos, games, web), and experiment with various enterprise configurations using virtualization.

MacBook Pro (15″)

  • Processor: 2.10 GHz quad-core Intel i7
  • Memory: 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Network:
    • Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
  • Video (AMD Radeon): 1440 x 900

Sony Vaio E SeriesSony VAIO E Series VPC-EH12FX/W:

  • Processor: 2.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i3-2310M
  • Memory: 4 GB)
  • Hard Drive (WD6400BPVT): 500 GB 5400 rpm
  • Network:
    • Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN,
    • Realtek PCIe GBE
  • Video (Intell HD): 1366 x 768
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10 GHz (Quad?)
  • Memory: 4 GB)
  • Hard Drive (WD6400BPVT): 500 GB 5400 rpm
  • Network:
    • Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN,
    • Realtek PCIe GBE
  • Video (Intel HD): 1366 x 768
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Comments
  1. Kipple says:

    Congrats, looks good!

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