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4.6
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Model:
VGN-FE680G
Sony Vaio Notebook PC

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Sony Vaio Notebook PC
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Size does matter -- and this laptop is big in brains and beauty

I got this laptop because it was beautiful. :)  I also got it because the one I had wanted, the 13" bright-green colored one, was completely sold out both online and...Read complete review

I got this laptop because it was beautiful. :)  I also got it because the one I had wanted, the 13" bright-green colored one, was completely sold out both online and in-store.  I was really disappointed the day I found it that one was sold out, but now I'm really glad since I have this beauty instead.

The X-brite technology really makes a difference.  While it also drains the battery like no tomorrow, and is probably not great for my eyes over long periods of time, it also saves me from eye strain and makes everything clear and stand out well.  The larger screen of this laptop as compared to the ones of tiny, more portable laptops is also a big plus for me.  I don't mind carrying around the extra pound or two for all the advantages.  Also, the harddrive is bigger, there's more internal power, etc. etc. etc.  Basically this laptop has it all. :)

Another thing that I actually liked, although many people may not find beneficial, is the bulit-in memory card reader.  It only works for Sony brand memory cards, though.  Because I'm such a big Sony fan, I've got the works, including the camera, so this makes it really easy for me to pop pictures in from my camera.

Hmm.. not much more I can think of off the top of my head except that this laptop has endured several frightening drops with not much physical damage, and all parts are still working great.  (Yes, I have a case, but it's unfortunately NOT on the laptop whenever I drop it!)  I've been using the laptop for about 2 years and it's still really fast (although of course I keep it in top condition by reformatting every few months, etc.).  I'm a student, and this laptop has turned into both laptop and desktop with a laptop stand (I got a folding metal one that is really compact when not in use, so it's great), and allows me to work long hours in complete comfort.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The best laptop in the world.

This Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G computer is the greatest advance in laptop computers since the first laptop was presented!  I purchased my Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G several months ago as I was about to...Read complete review

This Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G computer is the greatest advance in laptop computers since the first laptop was presented!  I purchased my Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G several months ago as I was about to embark on a once in a lifetime trip to the UK and wanted to take a computer with me for connecting with family and friends via email and to download my photos from my digital camera to my computer to always have room on my SD camera card.  It was important to me that any computer I bought would be light enough to carry with me without being burdensome or make me regret carrying it throughout my travels.*  *I love it in every way possible. I have everything on my laptop. Everything from pictures, to videos. This laptop does everything. It is deffinately something I would reccomend to any one who appreciates the beauty of computers. I LOVE it. Myfamiy loves it. I have no complaints about this computer. :)

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5.0

I love the Sony Vaio, its extremely lightweight and versatile.

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from Grayson, KY

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

The Sony VAIO V505 is good looking; sporting the trademark purplish-gray, magnesium-alloy case of most VAIOs, along with just the right combination of ports and slots. It also offers integrated 802.11b/g wireless and your choice of built-in DVD/CD-RW or DVD-RW drives. The Sony VAIO V505 laptop's performance is less impressive, but it's sufficient for basic tasks, such as Web surfing and e-mail. While we're not thrilled about its one-year warranty, you should give the Sony VAIO V505 serious consideration if you're shopping for a thin-and-light laptop.

I love the Sony Vaio, if you do not own one right now, go out and buy one. Your life will thank you.

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4.0

SONY, he ONLY laptop I would EVER purchase!

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from Rumford, ME

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

    Up until about two years ago, I really didn't feel comfortable recommending ANY laptop to family/friends or clients. However, I purchased my FIRST Sony Vaio laptop a year and a half ago. Since then, I have recommended Sony Vaio's exclusively. I know of 8 people who purchased this particular model " Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G ". I have only had ONE tech support call from any of the purchasers, and it happened to be that client's FIRST computer ever. The call ended up becoming a tutorial on internet usage. Another client was so impressed with their Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G, they are going to purchase ANOTHER one for their daughter when she starts nursing school next month. I've been building Desktop pc's for over twenty years now, and as good as I am, I am still unable to 'build' a laptop, lol.

    One of the most important issues as far as I'm concerened when dealing with laptops, is the battery life. The Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G battery has never let anybody down that I know of who owns it. I'm not even sure how important it is to those that I've recommended it to, but I do know that it's charge 'life' has been more than satisfactory for ALL of them.

 

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5.0

Love this laptop

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from Clementon, NJ

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

Great laptop! Love this computer...fast processing, comfy keyboard, reliable with few glitches. I would recommend this to anyone who needs to view a lot of windows at once and needs to switch quickly between windows. not a bad gaming computer either!

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3.0

its ok for the money

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from Plainfield, IL

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

I have been a pc user all my life, untill a few monthes ago I have finally gave up because of my vaio and now I am a mac user. I have encountered so many problems with this thing. I can't complain because i got it for only 500 bucks on black friday. This laptop came with so much garbage all ready installed on it that is compleatly worthless. I would never encourage this to anyone. Go buy a mac book with the worlds best os.

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5.0

I love my computer, if i ever get another it has to be the same

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from Allentown, PA

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

This computer is the best computer out there. I been using this computer for over 2 years already and have never any problems with it. I recommend Sony to everyone, a lil bit expensive but is worth it.

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5.0

The Sony Vaio is great

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from Earlysville, VA

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

This is my first laptop and I love it! It is big but not heavy, and powerful enough to accommodate everything I want to do with the machine. I use the heck out of it and have had zero problems. I highly recommend it!

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5.0

Easy to use.

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from Manchester, KY

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

The Sony Viao is small and light weight and easy to use.  You can take it anywhere and have a world of knowledge at your finger tips.  It comes in many colors so you can pick the color of your choice or the one that meets your mood.  I would highly recommend the Sony Viao.

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3.0

The best laptop in the world.

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from Middleburg, FL

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

This Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G computer is the greatest advance in laptop computers since the first laptop was presented!  I purchased my Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G several months ago as I was about to embark on a once in a lifetime trip to the UK and wanted to take a computer with me for connecting with family and friends via email and to download my photos from my digital camera to my computer to always have room on my SD camera card.  It was important to me that any computer I bought would be light enough to carry with me without being burdensome or make me regret carrying it throughout my travels.*  *I love it in every way possible. I have everything on my laptop. Everything from pictures, to videos. This laptop does everything. It is deffinately something I would reccomend to any one who appreciates the beauty of computers. I LOVE it. Myfamiy loves it. I have no complaints about this computer. :)

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4.0

Sony offers a high quality laptop in the Vaio

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from Santa Barbara, CA

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

The Sony Vaio VGN-FE680G Laptop has been one of my smartest purchases as a student and professional.  I use my Sony Vaio everyday for work and school and I have never been let down.  This laptop computer is equipped with all the features that one would need in today's technical world.  The high definition screen is excellent for viewing pictures or watching movies, you might want to get some good speakers for watching films since the speakers on the computer are not too efficient.  This laptop is perfect for everyday use and is fairly durable.  The only negative remark I would have is that the bottom of the computer does seem to get a bit hot while running. I use my laptop to write papers for school using word docs, I have my entire itunes library on it, which is one of my favorite applications to use with my computer, and I also use my Sony Vaio everyday for work, I type up reports and investigate job-site photos using the high definition screen.  This laptop computer is a great buy!

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4.0

THE GOOD ONE

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from New York, NY

Comments about Sony Vaio Notebook PC:

The VAIO VGN-FE680G notebook is a good tool for the user looking for a performance notebook computer. Our community of discerning portable computer users universally appreciates their VAIO VGN-FE680G**'s.** It is nice looking and handy. This computer is GREAT!...I have been using this computer for six months with not one single problem. It comes with  with a 15.4" TFT active matrix display, powerful Intel Core Duo T2400 processor at 2.0GHz, up to 2GB DDR2 RAM, wireless LAN, DVD/RW drive, and a 160GB hard drive. Color is OK

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