Norton Int. Security 2005 Sony Vaio PCG-K315B

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Sony Vaio PCG-K315B

Pros

Large 15.4 inch, 1280 x 800 resolution, ultra bright X-Black display

Dual layer, dual format DVD rewriter

Good range of sockets built-in including Video Out, Network, Modem, USB 2, Firewire, MemoryStick and Parallel

Some nice software provided including Adobe Premiere Standard, Photoshop Elements 2.0, Norton Internet Security2004, Norton Password Manager 2004

 

Cons

Not Centrino based

Intel Celeron D Processor 340 Microprocessor (2.93 GHz)

Only 40GB hard drive

Graphics circuits shares main system memory

Battery life can be as little as one hour

Standard warranty is only 12 months

Provided office suite is MS Works

 

Other Features

Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack2

512MB RAM (expandable to 1,024MB)

Dimensions: Depth 77.5mm x Max. Height 55mm Height x Width 357mm

Weight 3.7 Kg

 

List price: £899 inc. VAT

Competitive Internet price: £832 inc. VAT

 

Star Rating: 7 Stars - Being a newly introduced model, substantial discounts are not yet available. Despite the Celeron processor and choice of graphics circuitry the K315B is no slouch. However, the slightly more expensive but higher spec K315S represents abetter value for money and a better choice in the long term.