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    3 Reviews for Sony VAIO VPCSE25FX/S 15.5" LED In-plane Switching IPS Technology Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-2450M 2.50
    by Hacker Girl In Colorado
    15/05/2012
    Money well spent!
    FYI! The person who posted here, does not have this laptop! SO, don't listem to him/her. I just bought the Laptop four days ago. I've had a chance to use it for couple days now. The screen feel large for a 15.5 inch screen. I was impressed by the crystal clear screen. It's got the same resolution as a HD LED TV! I did add additional 4gig of memory. The weight is so light and the keyboard feel nice to type on. The backlit keyboard is nice to have. Nothing feels cheap. It's nice to not have anything plastic parts. Only plastic I have found is in the DVD/CD tray. The battery life is really good. I was able to go for over 3 1/2 hours before I had to plug it in. This is good choice if you need a sturdy and long lasting laptop. It's worth the extra money. I am a big computer geek and really know my laptops, so I am giving you good advice!
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    by Harris A. Reynolds Jr.
    08/09/2012
    Huge Bargain for A Quasi-Ultrabook -OR- A Big-Boy Laptop
    I bought this Vaio exactly 3 months ago to replace a Toshiba laptop that was nearly six years old and couldn't be upgraded beyond the opsys from hell (MS Vista). The Toshiba got UBUNTU operating system (free), and is used for linux tinkering.

    The wife (former "Business Intelligence Director" data warehouse person), my son (MS Petroleum Engineering) and the daughter (1st year Med Student) all have last-gen iPads which they use constantly. The anatomy & dissection apps are particularly detailed, which is to say disgusting.

    An iPad won't work for me, as I need to do old-fashioned Big Boy stuff (massive spreadsheets, engineering software, Adobe Pro, VPN connection, etc.) which require a fast laptop. I looked at the Mac Air and the Samsungs, but couldn't see any reason to spend well over $1000. Also wanted a CD-ROM drive; I don't use it much anymore, but it sure comes in handy for older stuff.

    I bought mine from the SONY store on sale (marginally cheaper...
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    Huge Bargain for A Quasi-Ultrabook -OR- A Big-Boy Laptop

    by Neil S. Majd "Neil"
    20/07/2012
    AWFUL! Cheap Plastic! Bad Fan Location! Fan Noise!
    I was really excited about this laptop until it I saw it and used it.

    The huge cosmetic surprise was that this laptop is essentially ALL PLASTIC. Some reviewer said it is aluminum which is totally wrong. Every major external part is made of plastic (like many laptops).

    The biggest functional flaw is by far the FAN PLACEMENT. It is located on the BACK of the laptop. Normally this isn't a bad thing, except on this laptop, when you open the lid/screen, IT BLOCKS THE FAN. IT'S SO FUNNY. I can't imagine who would design something so stupid? If you open the lid/screen, it essentially blocks the fan causing the fan to run harder and harder making a lot of noise. Essentially Sony sacrificed function for style (cooling and fan placement is not something you want compromised).

    CONS:
    -FAN PLACEMENT (See above)
    -Fan runs on high and very loud even for minimal loads
    -ALL PLASTIC BODY (the plastic seems sort of cheap and light, likely to reduce the...
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    AWFUL! Cheap Plastic! Bad Fan Location! Fan Noise!