Sony VAIO P laptop experience

This laptop will be one of the best gadgets of 2009, there's no doubt about it. I don’t remember a single laptop that would cause such heated discussions on our forum, I don’t remember a single laptop that would be so actively bought, literally swept off the shelves. Let's talk about it again, especially focus on accessories, programs, purchase. Let's not forget the legends, where without them.

Body, coating

Look at the photos of the lid. There are some fairly large scratches here, I was transporting a laptop in a sports bag along with all sorts of things, it was clear that there was something metal-scratching there. So, look at the cover. See the scratches? Not? And they are, like a rabbit from DMB. The thing is that you can see them only from a certain angle and only if you really want to. For me, this is a plus, the appearance of equipment means a lot, it is gratifying that the coating here masks various troubles. I'm guessing this isn't unique to a device with a black lid, though the white P should probably be protected from that kind of damage.

There are no other damages, abrasions, abrasions and other things so far. The laptop is easily soiled, that is, that is. I recommend using the "Second" tool, it cleans the dirtiest surface in seconds.

Opening hours

Since I'm using a black laptop that comes with an extended battery, it would make more sense to use that one. However, it just so happens that I only had a chance to attach it to a laptop a couple of times. The thing is that it significantly increases the size and weight of the device, to some extent, the charm of a very tiny laptop disappears. Although the time of work, of course, increases, somewhere in two times. That is, with a battery of increased capacity, turning off the wireless interfaces, reducing the brightness of the display, you can work for a little more than four hours. With the usual - more than two. How much or how little is up to you. I would like more, of course. I hope that the P2 will have a different battery and a different operating time.

Why?

The key question of a person who tries on this laptop is: “Why do I need this?” It is difficult to answer it, I will try to tell by my example how and for what purposes the device is used.

Podcasts - in one of the episodes he said that P is an ingenious voice recording machine due to the fact that it has a passive cooling system, and extraneous noise does not affect the quality of the recording. More than two years have passed since the very first podcast was recorded, many devices have been tried, I responsibly declare: better than “poppies” (all) and P did not hear anything. Without any additional settings, turning on "noise reduction", without any special programs and even without a microphone, it turns out very well (I'm talking about quality). It was not for nothing that he said about the microphone, there is no such socket here, but there are USB headsets in the world. I have been using a Plantronics product with DSP for almost a year now, I am very satisfied, although, of course, the length of the cable and the size of the device are not encouraging. However, the main thing is the result.

Typing - yes, yes, like a typewriter P is good. It is small, you can sit with it anywhere and any way, while, despite the size of the laptop, there is a quite comfortable keyboard here. With the help of P, more than two dozen materials have been written, for me personally, this says something. In the sense that since I write so much, it means that it is convenient.

A laptop for a bag, and sometimes for a pocket. A dream came true: a laptop appeared on the farm, which, paired with a power supply, does not at all, simply does not pull the shoulder. You can take it with you outside the city and there, connecting to the network using a 3G modem, use ICQ and other benefits of civilization. You can upload photos to it, put it in your jacket pocket and go to show the shots to clients. You can sit in a cafe and watch anything on the net. Size matters.

And finally, the most important thing. Before us is an excellent technical toy for adult children, those who have not played enough yet. I will not prevaricate, for sure P catches just such citizens. Girls, for the most part, also cannot resist the charm of a laptop and are constantly trying to take it away (who else would give it to them).

Based on the experience of our members of the forum and friends who use such a device, I can see that many take P as a mini-desktop - they came to work, connected it to a monitor, did all sorts of things, turned it off, and moved on. The speed will greatly depend on what tasks are being performed, but for the Internet, mail, and work with documents, the device's performance is more than enough.

Legends

There are already a lot of legends about the Sony VAIO P, especially often you hear them from the lips of representatives of other companies that produce laptops. Something like a clan “revenge”, they say, but there’s no such thing, I felt it, but it’s not hello at all. I will give a few common opinions about the device, well, I will try to refute them or, what is there, confirm.

The laptop is very fragile, and it looks like it will fall apart - there are a lot of P owners hanging out on our forum, it seems that no one complained about the build quality. There was one single person who cracked the plastic on the frame around the display, but here it is already necessary to find out in the service why such a disaster happened. I have 3 different ones on hand and have never had a problem with any of them. And it’s not at all fragile, as it might seem, what’s the thin cover for, but it doesn’t “walk” like some other portable laptops (for example, Toshiba R500).

The laptop is slow, nothing loads - yes, it is, you need to optimize (more on that below), and then the operating time will noticeably speed up. You cannot change the RAM, you can only purchase the older modification P19VRN, which has an SSD installed - it will turn on and boot faster.

My netbook is better! - HM. Let's not forget that P weighs just over six hundred grams. At the same time, he has a comfortable keyboard designed specifically for people (for humanoids). Netbooks may have displays with a larger diagonal, but this does affect the weight and size of the device. Therefore, better is better, but in what?

I bought it, but you can't play Fallout 3 on it! - Really, you won't be able to play it. The fact is that P can be a very successful addition to a home or office computer, laptop. It can be a kind of mediator, assistant, assistant, if you need such a solution, then appreciate all the charm. But it cannot replace a home or office computer. Accordingly, taking P to replace something big is hardly worth it, it will not work.

Modifications, prices, purchase

In our country, two modifications of the laptop are officially sold, these are P-19VRN and P-11ZR. The first is black, with a sixty-four gigabyte SSD, an extended battery included. The second is multi-colored P (white, green, red) with a hard drive of the same capacity, no battery in the box. In addition, there are models on the market brought here from abroad, and it is worth dwelling on this point in more detail.

There are not many gadgets in the world for which I am ready to give my hard-earned money. Especially considering the fact that you can take "to play" any device. True, you then have to give it back, but you can play for a long time, sometimes for years. So, after the presentation of the laptop, I realized that I needed it too. And everything came together successfully: already when I was finishing the review, one of my friends knocked on the ICQ, he was in Dubai. The question was simple: what to bring? It seems like a quid pro quo, it was this comrade that appeared in the article "Death to snobbery." Well, I said: "Bring me a black P." In response, I heard “OK”, well, and then various things started spinning, worries, and all that was left was to wait.

As a result, the laptop was intercepted right at the airport, brought home, unpacked, and so on. Joy and happiness of meeting. Then something like disappointment. The modification was called VGN-P13GH. It cost me much cheaper than black P in our country. But the kit did not include a second battery. And for some reason there was no adapter. There was also no 3G modem. Plus, of course, no Russian letters. As a result, I did not get any pleasure from using it, I could buy an external 3G modem, but this is not at all the same. So I sold the VGN-P13GH, added money, bought my wife a TZ and decided to buy a normal, official laptop. To with all the pies.

Word of mouth led me to the VAIO boutique on Gorbushka. I rarely buy such things, and therefore I would like to be at least once not an adviser, but a simple, stupid laptop buyer. At the same time, listen to what they will offer besides the laptop itself. Firstly, they didn’t impose anything, no one ran around with questions: “Ah, well, let me help you now, how I can help you, what’s right in general!” Usually you want to ask such a seller to help with money. Or some kind of sexual issue. Secondly, we very carefully found out what accessories are needed. True, they offered something a little different, but then they showed the mouse mentioned below, which I forgot about, but the mouse is good. Thirdly, they once again showed what and where to insert, how to charge, what to do, what not to do. Fourthly, they gave a special thing called "Golden Certificate". None of the buyers wants to think that their equipment will someday break. Everyone diligently runs away from negative thoughts. And I run too.But when my Dell XPS M1330 burned down, it took two months to find out the malfunction, attempt to repair, exchange an inoperative laptop for money. Two months, I repeat. This is the normal guarantee. And then they gave me a special paper, which provides an unprecedented service for me. The owner of the "Golden Certificate" in the event of a malfunction can count on the solution of his issue within one day. In this case, the service goes in addition to the purchase (that is, for free). This bribed me completely, and it remains only to lay out the hard-earned money, get a branded bag, documents and get out into the hole to play with the toy.

In general, I do not recommend you bring P from abroad, there you can find modifications with a 1.66 GHz processor and a larger SSD, but in the first case, the battery does not last long, and the second option will cost a hefty sum. Plus, there will certainly be misunderstandings with a 3G modem, engraving. Buy, as they say, domestic.

Accessories

You can go two ways - simple and complex. They differ only in the desire to spend their money once again on all sorts of additional things and stray for their toys, but companies support these movements very much, releasing whole mountains of branded mice, cases, cases, and so on. I don’t see the point in talking about everything that you can buy for “pishka”, I’d rather focus on what you really might need.

Mouse - a mouse is needed, with its help it becomes a hundred times more convenient to communicate with a laptop. In addition, not all users normally perceive the joystick, for some it causes gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the mouse speeds up various actions by an order of magnitude, there’s even nothing to say here. Which mouse is best for Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana for P? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. And the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can look at branded Bluetooth mice, for example, the Sony VGP-BMS33 model.I had one in those days when I used SZ, I won’t say anything bad, it’s quite convenient, you don’t need any adapters (that is, the USB connector remains free), it works for a long time. However, a Logitech V550 mouse was bought specifically for P, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, it is a miniature transmitter that practically does not protrude from the connector. Secondly, the mouse itself is convenient, it has a reaction wheel, which can not only be pressed, but also deflected left and right. Besides, from two finger-type batteries it works for months. Thirdly, the kit includes a special mount that is glued to the laptop case, the mouse clings to it, and all this is put into the bag. Convenient.

A flash drive or memory card - sixty gigabytes of memory is not so much. But there are two slots for Memory Stick and SD memory cards. Naturally, you can buy both sixteen gigabyte cards and thus dramatically increase the space for saving movies, music, documents, and so on. For now, I use a Sony MicroVault flash drive, which clicks great and is very convenient for transporting files, exchanging between devices. That is, a movie downloaded on P is “rolled up” on a USB flash drive and transferred to the Playstation 3. Or films downloaded on a large computer are transported to P before leaving for the country. So far I'm just going to buy memory cards, but it's worth it, since they are now inexpensive.

Case or case - in Moscow you can find two options for branded cases specifically for this laptop: this is a Sony VGP-CPP1 fabric model (a case for P and another one for the power supply) and a leather Sony VGP-CKP1, something like a handbag. Both cases are available in different colors for different modifications of the laptop. In principle, I don’t have a special need for such a thing, I carry it in a separate compartment of the bag.

Headphones - the laptop's speakers are not good, there's nothing to even talk about. The size of watch batteries, they interfere more with listening to music or watching a movie, so the use of headphones is highly recommended. It can be wired, you can use a Bluetooth headset, I recommend the Sony DR - BT 50. Just before you decide to use wireless headphones, uninstall Microsoft's Bluetooth drivers and install Toshiba's bluetooth software. It switches sound profiles by itself, looks more beautiful and works much more correctly. From wired, I recommend Sony MDR D-777, great false ears, a poet's dream and all that (five thousand rubles), or Sony MDR EX-75SL, also very good (thousand three hundred rubles).

As for the external drive - there is a branded accessory for P, which is not yet supplied to us. And even if it were supplied, it would cost six or seven thousand, I don’t think it’s worth spending money. Of course, after the first launch, it would be nice to make a backup copy, but here you have to take a chance. I acted more simply - in one of the stores where external drives are sold, I asked for money to give out a drive for temporary use, and in the same place, in the store, I wrote everything down. Let it be, just in case. Yes, the drive was made by LG, by the way.

Programs

After the first joy from the purchase, I would highly recommend the freshly baked owner of the "pishka" to take the following very correct and necessary steps. We go to the "Security Center" and disable User Account Control. Next, go to the "Control Panel" and delete a couple of programs to hell. Firstly, this is a great antivirus McAfee, it insanely loads the system, does not allow pages in the browser to load, and, in general, it would be better if it were not here. Secondly, we remove the wonderful Google Desktop program, it's good, but it's useless, if we need widgets, we use those that are in Windows Vista. Next, I want to list my set of programs for every day that work fine and do not make me angry.This is Mozilla Firefox, a browser for every day, of the add-ons is only the download manager DownThemAll, the bundle works much better than Internet Explorer. And in general, this is the first program that should be put here. The second is the Mozilla Thunderbird “mailer”, lightweight, simple, and very necessary. I have three mailboxes, only a worker is configured here, I check Gmail and Me on the network. In general, I highly recommend paying more attention to all kinds of network things, we'll talk about this later. The third is a set of K-lite codek pack codecs so that Windows Media normally perceives files of different types and does not swear. In addition, after installation, another video player appears, you can use it too. Fourth - iTunes, installed this program, on the one hand, because there is an iPhone, but the main thing here is the availability of a simple and understandable Internet radio menu. Why Internet and why radio? P doesn't have enough memory to drag most of the music library (or even less) here. It is much more convenient to listen to various radio stations and periodically download any “new” to disk. The sixth is Gmail, a desktop client. By the way, I did not install any office programs, but use Google Docs, Calendar; Picasa is already installed, which is good. That is, work with documents takes place on the network - typing, editing, and so on. If a document arrives at work mail for review and correction, then I simply send it to Gmail, open it in documents, edit it, and send it back.

Seventh - antivirus. With him, in principle, it was possible to start. I use the free version of Avast, in my opinion, this is the best option for P - it does not affect the speed of work, downloads, catches any bad, and so on. Eighth - the programs you need to work like AceFTP, Audacity and so on. In general, the main task is to install as few applications as possible so that the laptop does not puff much, everything that is possible should be excluded from autorun. Especially owners of a device with a hard drive, think about the turn-on time.

I forgot to say about Skype, ICQ - they are also there, you can't get anywhere. In fact, nothing else is needed, Microsoft Office 2007 (sixty-day version) is preinstalled, if you wish, you can buy it without leaving the cash register. I wonder if many people did this.

Lastly, let me tell you about the multimedia shell. I practically don't use it. The operating time in this mode is about the same, the fonts are crooked (especially in the browser), we are waiting for an update, which should make amendments and, possibly, some innovations.

Finally, a few words about the 3G modem, users note that there are problems with the Beeline SIM cards, MTS and Megafon work fine. And MTS, in fact, generally turns out to be the best choice for P. So, I just use the MTS “Connect” tariff with megabytes turned on, the settings and activation of the modem are simple and happen quickly, the speed is also pleasing, especially if you turn off pictures in the browser, animation, set the message size limit in the mailer. It is a pleasure to communicate in ICQ.

For the sake of interest, I also installed a card from Beeline, after simple manual settings, and it worked perfectly, if you need details, please contact. Another thing is that it is best for this laptop to select a tariff with favorable GPRS / EDGE. That is, the card must always be in the laptop, otherwise it is not interesting.

But I don’t use the built-in GPS, it is, it works, if you are interested in something about this, then you can ask a question about the software, features in the forum thread dedicated to this laptop. Link below.

Sony VAIO P laptop experience

This laptop will be one of the best gadgets of 2009, there's no doubt about it. I don’t remember a single laptop that would cause such heated discussions on our forum, I don’t remember a single laptop that would be so actively bought, literally swept off the shelves. Let's talk about it again, especially focus on accessories, programs, purchase. Let's not forget the legends, where without them.

Body, coating

Look at the photos of the lid. There are some fairly large scratches here, I was transporting a laptop in a sports bag along with all sorts of things, it was clear that there was something metal-scratching there. So, look at the cover. See the scratches? Not? And they are, like a rabbit from DMB. The thing is that you can see them only from a certain angle and only if you really want to. For me, this is a plus, the appearance of equipment means a lot, it is gratifying that the coating here masks various troubles. I'm guessing this isn't unique to a device with a black lid, though the white P should probably be protected from that kind of damage.

There are no other damages, abrasions, abrasions and other things so far. The laptop is easily soiled, that is, that is. I recommend using the "Second" tool, it cleans the dirtiest surface in seconds.

Opening hours

Since I'm using a black laptop that comes with an extended battery, it seems like it would make more sense to use that one. However, it just so happens that it was possible to attach it to a laptop only a couple of times. The thing is that it significantly increases the size and weight of the device, to some extent, the charm of a very tiny laptop disappears. Although the time of work, of course, increases, somewhere in two times. That is, with a battery of increased capacity, turning off the wireless interfaces, reducing the brightness of the display, you can work for a little more than four hours. With the usual - more than two. How much or how little is up to you. I would like more, of course. I hope that the P2 will have a different battery and a different operating time.

Why?

The key question of a person who tries on this laptop is: “Why do I need this?” It is difficult to answer it, I will try to tell by my example how and for what purposes the device is used.

Podcasts - in one of the episodes he said that P is an ingenious voice recording machine due to the fact that it has a passive cooling system, and extraneous noise does not affect the quality of the recording. More than two years have passed since the very first podcast was recorded, many devices have been tried, I responsibly declare: better than “poppies” (all) and P did not hear anything. Without any additional settings, turning on "noise reduction", without any special programs and even without a microphone, it turns out very well (I'm talking about quality). It was not for nothing that he said about the microphone, there is no such socket here, but there are USB headsets in the world. I have been using a Plantronics product with DSP for almost a year now, I am very satisfied, although, of course, the length of the cable and the size of the device are not encouraging. However, the main thing is the result.

Typing - yes, like a typewriter P is good. It is small, you can sit with it anywhere and any way, while, despite the size of the laptop, there is a quite comfortable keyboard here. With the help of P, more than two dozen materials have been written, for me personally, this says something. In the sense that since I write so much, it means that it is convenient.

A laptop for a bag, and sometimes for a pocket. A dream came true: a laptop appeared on the farm, which, paired with a power supply, does not at all, simply does not pull the shoulder. You can take it with you outside the city and there, connecting to the network using a 3G modem, use ICQ and other benefits of civilization. You can upload photos to it, put it in your jacket pocket and go to show the shots to clients. You can sit down in a cafe and watch anything on the net. Size matters.

And finally, the most important thing. Before us is an excellent technical toy for adult children, those who have not played enough yet. I will not prevaricate, for sure P catches just such citizens. Girls, for the most part, also cannot resist the charm of a laptop and are constantly trying to take it away (who else would give it to them).

Based on the experience of our members of the forum and friends who use such a device, I can see that many take P as a mini-desktop - they came to work, connected it to a monitor, did all sorts of things, turned it off, and moved on. The speed will greatly depend on what tasks are being performed, but for the Internet, mail, and work with documents, the device's performance is more than enough.

Legends

There are already a lot of legends about the Sony VAIO P, especially often you hear them from the lips of representatives of other companies that produce laptops. Something like a clan “revenge”, they say, but there’s no such thing, I felt it, but it’s not hello at all. I will give a few common opinions about the device, well, I will try to refute them or, what is there, confirm.

The laptop is very fragile, and it looks like it will fall apart - there are a lot of P owners hanging out on our forum, it seems that no one complained about the build quality. There was one single person who cracked the plastic on the frame around the display, but here it is already necessary to find out in the service why such a disaster happened. I have 3 different ones on hand and have had no problems with any of them. And it’s not at all fragile, as it might seem, what’s the thin cover for, but it doesn’t “walk” like some other portable laptops (for example, Toshiba R500).

The laptop is slow, nothing loads - yes, it is, you need to optimize (more on that below), and then the operating time will noticeably speed up. You cannot change the RAM, you can only purchase the older modification P19VRN, which has an SSD installed - it will turn on and boot faster.

My netbook is better! - HM. Let's not forget that P weighs just over six hundred grams. At the same time, he has a comfortable keyboard designed specifically for people (for humanoids). Netbooks may have displays with a larger diagonal, but this does affect the weight and size of the device. Therefore, better is better, but in what?

I bought it, but you can't play Fallout 3 on it! - Really, you won't be able to play it. The fact is that P can be a very successful addition to a home or office computer, laptop. It can be a kind of mediator, assistant, assistant, if you need such a solution, then appreciate all the charm. But it cannot replace a home or office computer. Accordingly, taking P to replace something big is hardly worth it, it will not work.

Modifications, prices, purchase

In our country, two modifications of the laptop are officially sold, these are P-19VRN and P-11ZR. The first is black, with a sixty-four gigabyte SSD, an extended battery included. The second is multi-colored P (white, green, red) with a hard drive of the same capacity, no battery in the box. In addition, there are models on the market brought here from abroad, and it is worth dwelling on this point in more detail.

There are not many gadgets in the world for which I am ready to give my hard-earned money. Especially considering the fact that you can take "to play" any device. True, you then have to give it back, but you can play for a long time, sometimes for years. So, after the presentation of the laptop, I realized that I needed it too. And everything came together successfully: already when I was finishing the review, one of my friends knocked on the ICQ, he was in Dubai. The question was simple: what to bring? It seems like a quid pro quo, it was this comrade that appeared in the article "Death to snobbery." Well, I said: "Bring me a black P." In response, I heard “OK”, well, and then various things started spinning, worries, and all that was left was to wait.

As a result, the laptop was intercepted right at the airport, brought home, unpacked, and so on. Joy and happiness of meeting. Then something like disappointment. The modification was called VGN-P13GH. It cost me much cheaper than black P in our country. But the kit did not include a second battery. And for some reason there was no adapter. There was also no 3G modem. Plus, of course, no Russian letters. As a result, I did not get any pleasure from using it, I could buy an external 3G modem, but this is not at all the same. So I sold the VGN-P13GH, added money, bought my wife a TZ and decided to buy a normal, official laptop. To with all the pies.

Word of mouth led me to the VAIO boutique on Gorbushka. I rarely buy such things, and therefore I would like to be at least once not an adviser, but a simple, stupid laptop buyer. At the same time, listen to what they will offer besides the laptop itself. Firstly, they didn’t impose anything, no one ran around with questions: “Ah, well, let me help you now, how I can help you, what’s right in general!” Usually you want to ask such a seller to help with money. Or some kind of sexual issue. Secondly, we very carefully found out what accessories are needed. True, they offered something a little different, but then they showed the mouse mentioned below, which I forgot about, but the mouse is good. Thirdly, they once again showed what and where to insert, how to charge, what to do, what not to do. Fourthly, they gave a special thing called "Golden Certificate". None of the buyers wants to think that their equipment will someday break. Everyone diligently runs away from negative thoughts. And I run too.But when my Dell XPS M1330 burned down, it took two months to find out the malfunction, attempt to repair, exchange an inoperative laptop for money. Two months, I repeat. This is the normal guarantee. And then they gave me a special paper, which provides an unprecedented service for me. The owner of the "Golden Certificate" in the event of a malfunction can count on the solution of his issue within one day. In this case, the service goes in addition to the purchase (that is, for free). This bribed me completely, and it remains only to lay out the hard-earned money, get a branded bag, documents and get out into the hole to play with the toy.

In general, I do not recommend you bring P from abroad, there you can find modifications with a 1.66 GHz processor and a larger SSD, but in the first case, the battery does not last long, and the second option will cost a hefty sum. Plus, there will certainly be misunderstandings with a 3G modem, engraving. Buy, as they say, domestic.

Accessories

You can go two ways - simple and complex. They differ only in the desire to spend their money once again on all sorts of additional things and stray for their toys, but companies support these movements very much, releasing whole mountains of branded mice, cases, cases, and so on. I don’t see the point in talking about everything that you can buy for “pishka”, I’d rather focus on what you really might need.

Mouse - a mouse is needed, with its help it becomes a hundred times more convenient to communicate with a laptop. In addition, not all users normally perceive the joystick, for some it causes gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the mouse speeds up various actions by an order of magnitude, there’s even nothing to say here. Which mouse is best for Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana for P? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. And the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can look at branded Bluetooth mice, for example, the Sony VGP-BMS33 model.I had one in those days when I used SZ, I won’t say anything bad, it’s quite convenient, you don’t need any adapters (that is, the USB connector remains free), it works for a long time. However, a Logitech V550 mouse was bought specifically for P, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, it is a miniature transmitter that practically does not protrude from the connector. Secondly, the mouse itself is convenient, it has a reaction wheel, which can not only be pressed, but also deflected left and right. Besides, from two finger-type batteries it works for months. Thirdly, the kit includes a special mount that is glued to the laptop case, the mouse clings to it, and all this is put into the bag. Convenient.

A flash drive or memory card - sixty gigabytes of memory is not so much. But there are two slots for Memory Stick and SD memory cards. Naturally, you can buy both sixteen gigabyte cards and thus dramatically increase the space for saving movies, music, documents, and so on. For now, I use a Sony MicroVault flash drive, which clicks great and is very convenient for transporting files, exchanging between devices. That is, a movie downloaded on P is “rolled up” on a USB flash drive and transferred to the Playstation 3. Or films downloaded on a large computer are transported to P before leaving for the country. So far I'm just going to buy memory cards, but it's worth it, since they are now inexpensive.

Case or case - in Moscow you can find two options for branded cases specifically for this laptop: this is a Sony VGP-CPP1 fabric model (a case for P and another one for the power supply) and a leather Sony VGP-CKP1, something like a handbag. Both cases are available in different colors for different modifications of the laptop. In principle, I don’t have a special need for such a thing, I carry it in a separate compartment of the bag.

Headphones - laptop speakers are not good, there's nothing to even talk about. The size of watch batteries, they interfere more with listening to music or watching a movie, so the use of headphones is highly recommended. It can be wired, you can use a Bluetooth headset, I recommend the Sony DR - BT 50. Just before you decide to use wireless headphones, uninstall Microsoft's Bluetooth drivers and install Toshiba's bluetooth software. It switches sound profiles by itself, looks more beautiful and works much more correctly. From wired, I recommend Sony MDR D-777, great false ears, a poet's dream and all that (five thousand rubles), or Sony MDR EX-75SL, also very good (thousand three hundred rubles).

As for the external drive - there is a branded accessory for P, which is not yet supplied to us. And even if it were supplied, it would cost six or seven thousand, I don’t think it’s worth spending money. Of course, after the first launch, it would be nice to make a backup copy, but here you have to take a chance. I acted more simply - in one of the stores where external drives are sold, I asked for money to give out a drive for temporary use, and in the same place, in the store, I wrote everything down. Let it be, just in case. Yes, the drive was made by LG, by the way.

Programs

After the first joy from the purchase, I would highly recommend the freshly baked owner of the "pishka" to take the following very correct and necessary steps. We go to the "Security Center" and disable User Account Control. Next, go to the "Control Panel" and delete a couple of programs to hell. Firstly, this is a great antivirus McAfee, it insanely loads the system, does not allow pages in the browser to load, and, in general, it would be better if it were not here. Secondly, we remove the wonderful Google Desktop program, it's good, but it's useless, if we need widgets, we use those that are in Windows Vista. Next, I want to list my set of programs for every day that work fine and do not make me angry.This is Mozilla Firefox, a browser for every day, of the add-ons is only the download manager DownThemAll, the bundle works much better than Internet Explorer. And in general, this is the first program that should be put here. The second is the Mozilla Thunderbird “mailer”, lightweight, simple, and very necessary. I have three mailboxes, only a worker is configured here, I check Gmail and Me on the network. In general, I highly recommend paying more attention to all kinds of network things, we'll talk about this later. The third is a set of K-lite codek pack codecs so that Windows Media normally perceives files of different types and does not swear. In addition, after installation, another video player appears, you can use it too. Fourth - iTunes, installed this program, on the one hand, because there is an iPhone, but the main thing here is the availability of a simple and understandable Internet radio menu. Why Internet and why radio? P doesn't have enough memory to drag most of the music library (or even less) here. It is much more convenient to listen to various radio stations and periodically download any “new” to disk. The sixth is Gmail, a desktop client. By the way, I did not install any office programs, but use Google Docs, Calendar; Picasa is already installed, which is good. That is, work with documents takes place on the network - typing, editing, and so on. If a document arrives at work mail for review and correction, then I simply send it to Gmail, open it in documents, edit it, and send it back.

Seventh - antivirus. With him, in principle, it was possible to start. I use the free version of Avast, in my opinion, this is the best option for P - it does not affect the speed of work, downloads, catches any bad, and so on. Eighth - the programs you need to work like AceFTP, Audacity and so on. In general, the main task is to install as few applications as possible so that the laptop does not puff much, everything that is possible should be excluded from autorun. Especially owners of a device with a hard drive, think about the turn-on time.

I forgot to say about Skype, ICQ - they are also there, you can't get anywhere. In fact, nothing else is needed, Microsoft Office 2007 (sixty-day version) is preinstalled, if you wish, you can buy it without leaving the cash register. I wonder if many people did this.

Lastly, let me tell you about the multimedia shell. I practically don't use it. The operating time in this mode is about the same, the fonts are crooked (especially in the browser), we are waiting for an update, which should make amendments and, possibly, some innovations.

Finally, a few words about the 3G modem, users note that there are problems with the Beeline SIM cards, MTS and Megafon work fine. And MTS, in fact, generally turns out to be the best choice for P. So, I just use the MTS “Connect” tariff with megabytes turned on, the settings and activation of the modem are simple and happen quickly, the speed is also pleasing, especially if you turn off pictures in the browser, animation, set the message size limit in the mailer. It is a pleasure to communicate in ICQ.

For the sake of interest, I also installed a card from Beeline, after simple manual settings, and it worked perfectly, if you need details, please contact. Another thing is that it is best for this laptop to select a tariff with favorable GPRS / EDGE. That is, the card must always be in the laptop, otherwise it is not interesting.

But I don’t use the built-in GPS, it is, it works, if you are interested in something about this, then you can ask a question about the software, features in the forum thread dedicated to this laptop. Link below.

Sony VAIO P laptop experience

This laptop will be one of the best gadgets of 2009, there's no doubt about it. I don’t remember a single laptop that would cause such heated discussions on our forum, I don’t remember a single laptop that would be so actively bought, literally swept off the shelves. Let's talk about it again, especially focus on accessories, programs, purchase. Let's not forget the legends, where without them.

Body, coating

Look at the photos of the lid. There are some fairly large scratches here, I was transporting a laptop in a sports bag along with all sorts of things, it was clear that there was something metal-scratching there. So, look at the cover. See the scratches? Not? And they are, like a rabbit from DMB. The thing is that you can see them only from a certain angle and only if you really want to. For me, this is a plus, the appearance of equipment means a lot, it is gratifying that the coating here masks various troubles. I'm guessing this isn't unique to a device with a black lid, though the white P should probably be protected from that kind of damage.

There are no other damages, abrasions, abrasions and other things so far. The laptop is easily soiled, that is, that is. I recommend using the "Second" tool, it cleans the dirtiest surface in seconds.

Opening hours

Since I'm using a black laptop that comes with an extended battery, it would make more sense to use that one. However, it just so happens that I only had a chance to attach it to a laptop a couple of times. The thing is that it significantly increases the size and weight of the device, to some extent, the charm of a very tiny laptop disappears. Although the time of work, of course, increases, somewhere in two times. That is, with a battery of increased capacity, turning off the wireless interfaces, reducing the brightness of the display, you can work for a little more than four hours. With the usual - more than two. How much or how little is up to you. I would like more, of course. I hope that the P2 will have a different battery and a different operating time.

Why?

The key question of a person who tries on this laptop is: “Why do I need this?” It is difficult to answer it, I will try to tell by my example how and for what purposes the device is used.

Podcasts - in one of the episodes he said that P is an ingenious voice recording machine due to the fact that it has a passive cooling system, and extraneous noise does not affect the quality of the recording. More than two years have passed since the very first podcast was recorded, many devices have been tried, I responsibly declare: better than “poppies” (all) and P did not hear anything. Without any additional settings, turning on "noise reduction", without any special programs and even without a microphone, it turns out very well (I'm talking about quality). It was not for nothing that he said about the microphone, there is no such socket here, but there are USB headsets in the world. I have been using a Plantronics product with DSP for almost a year now, I am very satisfied, although, of course, the length of the cable and the size of the device are not encouraging. However, the main thing is the result.

Typing - yes, yes, like a typewriter P is good. It is small, you can sit with it anywhere and any way, while, despite the size of the laptop, there is a quite comfortable keyboard here. With the help of P, more than two dozen materials have been written, for me personally, this says something. In the sense that since I write so much, it means that it is convenient.

A laptop for a bag, and sometimes for a pocket. A dream came true: a laptop appeared on the farm, which, paired with a power supply, does not at all, simply does not pull the shoulder. You can take it with you outside the city and there, connecting to the network using a 3G modem, use ICQ and other benefits of civilization. You can upload photos to it, put it in your jacket pocket and go to show the shots to clients. You can sit in a cafe and watch anything on the net. Size matters.

And finally, the most important thing. Before us is an excellent technical toy for adult children, those who have not played enough yet. I will not prevaricate, for sure P catches just such citizens. Girls, for the most part, also cannot resist the charm of a laptop and are constantly trying to take it away (who else would give it to them).

Based on the experience of our members of the forum and friends who use such a device, I can see that many take P as a mini-desktop - they came to work, connected it to a monitor, did all sorts of things, turned it off, and moved on. The speed will greatly depend on what tasks are being performed, but for the Internet, mail, and work with documents, the device's performance is more than enough.

Legends

There are already a lot of legends about the Sony VAIO P, especially often you hear them from the lips of representatives of other companies that produce laptops. Something like a clan “revenge”, they say, but there’s no such thing, I felt it, but it’s not hello at all. I will give a few common opinions about the device, well, I will try to refute them or, what is there, confirm.

The laptop is very fragile, and it looks like it will fall apart - there are a lot of P owners hanging out on our forum, it seems that no one complained about the build quality. There was one single person who cracked the plastic on the frame around the display, but here it is already necessary to find out in the service why such a disaster happened. I have 3 different ones on hand and have had no problems with any of them. And it’s not at all fragile, as it might seem, what’s the thin cover for, but it doesn’t “walk” like some other portable laptops (for example, Toshiba R500).

The laptop is slow, nothing loads - yes, it is, you need to optimize (more on that below), and then the operating time will noticeably speed up. You cannot change the RAM, you can only purchase the older modification P19VRN, which has an SSD installed - it will turn on and boot faster.

My netbook is better! - HM. Let's not forget that P weighs just over six hundred grams. At the same time, he has a comfortable keyboard designed specifically for people (for humanoids). Netbooks may have displays with a larger diagonal, but this does affect the weight and size of the device. Therefore, better is better, but in what?

I bought it, but you can't play Fallout 3 on it! - Really, you won't be able to play it. The fact is that P can be a very successful addition to a home or office computer, laptop. It can be a kind of mediator, assistant, assistant, if you need such a solution, then appreciate all the charm. But it cannot replace a home or office computer. Accordingly, taking P to replace something big is hardly worth it, it will not work.

Modifications, prices, purchase

In our country, two modifications of the laptop are officially sold, these are P-19VRN and P-11ZR. The first is black, with a sixty-four gigabyte SSD, an extended battery included. The second is multi-colored P (white, green, red) with a hard drive of the same capacity, no battery in the box. In addition, there are models on the market brought here from abroad, and it is worth dwelling on this point in more detail.

There are not many gadgets in the world for which I am ready to give my hard-earned money. Especially considering the fact that you can take "to play" any device. True, then you have to give it away, but you can play for a long time, sometimes for years. So, after the presentation of the laptop, I realized that I needed it too. And everything came together successfully: already when I was finishing the review, one of my friends knocked on the ICQ, he was in Dubai. The question was simple: what to bring? It seems like a quid pro quo, it was this comrade that appeared in the article "Death to snobbery." Well, I said: "Bring me a black P." In response, I heard “OK”, well, then various things started spinning, worries, and all that was left was to wait.

As a result, the laptop was intercepted right at the airport, brought home, unpacked, and so on. Joy and happiness of meeting. Then something like disappointment. The modification was called VGN-P13GH. It cost me much cheaper than black P in our country. But the kit did not include a second battery. And for some reason there was no adapter. There was also no 3G modem. Plus, of course, no Russian letters. As a result, I did not get any pleasure from using it, I could buy an external 3G modem, but this is not at all the same. So I sold the VGN-P13GH, added money, bought my wife a TZ and decided to buy a normal, official laptop. To with all the pies.

Word of mouth led me to the VAIO boutique on Gorbushka. I rarely buy such things, and therefore I would like to be at least once not an adviser, but a simple, stupid laptop buyer. At the same time, listen to what they will offer besides the laptop itself. Firstly, they didn’t impose anything, no one ran around with questions: “Ah, well, let me help you now, how I can help you, what’s right in general!” Usually you want to ask such a seller to help with money. Or some kind of sexual issue. Secondly, we very carefully found out what accessories are needed. True, they offered something a little different, but then they showed the mouse mentioned below, which I forgot about, but the mouse is good. Thirdly, they once again showed what and where to insert, how to charge, what to do, what not to do. Fourthly, they gave a special thing called "Golden Certificate". None of the buyers wants to think that their equipment will someday break. Everyone diligently runs away from negative thoughts. And I run too.But when my Dell XPS M1330 burned down, it took two months to find out the malfunction, attempt to repair, exchange an inoperative laptop for money. Two months, I repeat. This is the normal guarantee. And then they gave me a special paper, which provides an unprecedented service for me. The owner of the "Golden Certificate" in the event of a malfunction can count on the solution of his issue within one day. In this case, the service goes in addition to the purchase (that is, for free). This bribed me completely, and it remains only to lay out the hard-earned money, get a branded bag, documents and get out into the hole to play with the toy.

In general, I do not recommend you bring P from abroad, there you can find modifications with a 1.66 GHz processor and a larger SSD, but in the first case, the battery does not last long, and the second option will cost a hefty sum. Plus, there will certainly be misunderstandings with a 3G modem, engraving. Buy, as they say, domestic.

Accessories

You can go two ways - simple and complex. They differ only in the desire to spend their money once again on all sorts of additional things and stray for their toys, but companies support these movements very much, releasing whole mountains of branded mice, cases, cases, and so on. I don’t see the point in talking about everything that you can buy for “pishka”, I’d rather focus on what you really might need.

Mouse - a mouse is needed, with its help it becomes a hundred times more convenient to communicate with a laptop. In addition, not all users normally perceive the joystick, for some it causes gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the mouse speeds up various actions by an order of magnitude, there’s even nothing to say here. What is the best mouse for Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana for P? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. And the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can look at branded Bluetooth mice, for example, the Sony VGP-BMS33 model.I had one in those days when I used SZ, I won’t say anything bad, it’s quite convenient, you don’t need any adapters (that is, the USB connector remains free), it works for a long time. However, a Logitech V550 mouse was bought specifically for P, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, it is a miniature transmitter that practically does not protrude from the connector. Secondly, the mouse itself is convenient, it has a reaction wheel, which can not only be pressed, but also deflected left and right. Besides, from two finger-type batteries it works for months. Thirdly, the kit includes a special mount that is glued to the laptop case, the mouse clings to it, and all this is put into the bag. Convenient.

A flash drive or memory card - sixty gigabytes of memory is not so much. But there are two slots for Memory Stick and SD memory cards. Naturally, you can buy both sixteen gigabyte cards and thus dramatically increase the space for saving movies, music, documents, and so on. For now, I use a Sony MicroVault flash drive, which clicks great and is very convenient for transporting files, exchanging between devices. That is, a movie downloaded on P is “rolled up” on a USB flash drive and transferred to the Playstation 3. Or films downloaded on a large computer are transported to P before leaving for the country. So far I'm just going to buy memory cards, but it's worth it, since they are now inexpensive.

Case or case - in Moscow you can find two options for branded cases specifically for this laptop: this is a Sony VGP-CPP1 fabric model (a case for P and another one for the power supply) and a leather Sony VGP-CKP1, something like a handbag. Both cases are available in different colors for different modifications of the laptop. In principle, I don’t have a special need for such a thing, I carry it in a separate compartment of the bag.

Headphones - laptop speakers are not good, there's nothing to even talk about. The size of watch batteries, they interfere more with listening to music or watching a movie, so the use of headphones is highly recommended. It can be wired, you can use a Bluetooth headset, I recommend the Sony DR - BT 50. Just before you decide to use wireless headphones, uninstall Microsoft's Bluetooth drivers and install Toshiba's bluetooth software. It switches sound profiles by itself, looks more beautiful and works much more correctly. From wired, I recommend Sony MDR D-777, great false ears, a poet's dream and all that (five thousand rubles), or Sony MDR EX-75SL, also very good (thousand three hundred rubles).

As for the external drive - there is a branded accessory for P, which is not yet supplied to us. And even if it were supplied, it would cost six or seven thousand, I don’t think it’s worth spending money. Of course, after the first launch, it would be nice to make a backup copy, but here you have to take a chance. I acted more simply - in one of the stores where external drives are sold, I asked for money to give out a drive for temporary use, and in the same place, in the store, I wrote everything down. Let it be, just in case. Yes, the drive was made by LG, by the way.

Programs

After the first joy from the purchase, I would highly recommend the freshly baked owner of the "pishka" to take the following very correct and necessary steps. We go to the "Security Center" and disable User Account Control. Next, go to the "Control Panel" and remove a couple of programs to hell. Firstly, this is a great antivirus McAfee, it insanely loads the system, does not allow pages in the browser to load, and, in general, it would be better if it were not here. Secondly, we remove the wonderful Google Desktop program, it's good, but it's useless, if we need widgets, we use those that are in Windows Vista. Next, I want to list my set of programs for every day that work fine and do not make me angry.This is Mozilla Firefox, a browser for every day, of the add-ons is only the download manager DownThemAll, the bundle works much better than Internet Explorer. And in general, this is the first program that should be put here. The second is the Mozilla Thunderbird “mailer”, lightweight, simple, and very necessary. I have three mailboxes, only a worker is configured here, I check Gmail and Me on the network. In general, I highly recommend paying more attention to all kinds of network things, we'll talk about this later. The third is a set of K-lite codek pack codecs so that Windows Media normally perceives files of different types and does not swear. In addition, after installation, another video player appears, you can use it too. Fourth - iTunes, installed this program, on the one hand, because there is an iPhone, but the main thing here is the availability of a simple and understandable Internet radio menu. Why Internet and why radio? P doesn't have enough memory to drag most of the music library (or even less) here. It is much more convenient to listen to various radio stations and periodically download any “new” to disk. The sixth is Gmail, a desktop client. By the way, I did not install any office programs, but use Google Docs, Calendar; Picasa is already installed, which is good. That is, work with documents takes place on the network - typing, editing, and so on. If a document arrives at work mail for review and correction, then I simply send it to Gmail, open it in documents, edit it, and send it back.

Seventh - antivirus. With him, in principle, it was possible to start. I use the free version of Avast, in my opinion, this is the best option for P - it does not affect the speed of work, downloads, catches any bad, and so on. Eighth - the programs you need to work like AceFTP, Audacity and so on. In general, the main task is to install as few applications as possible so that the laptop does not puff much, everything that is possible should be excluded from autorun. Especially owners of a device with a hard drive, think about the turn-on time.

I forgot to say about Skype, ICQ - they are also there, you can't get anywhere. In fact, nothing else is needed, Microsoft Office 2007 (sixty-day version) is preinstalled, if you wish, you can buy it without leaving the cash register. I wonder if many people did this.

Lastly, let me tell you about the multimedia shell. I practically don't use it. The operating time in this mode is about the same, the fonts are crooked (especially in the browser), we are waiting for an update, which should make amendments and, possibly, some innovations.

Finally, a few words about the 3G modem, users note that there are problems with the Beeline SIM cards, MTS and Megafon work fine. And MTS, in fact, generally turns out to be the best choice for P. So, I just use the MTS “Connect” tariff with megabytes turned on, the settings and activation of the modem are simple and happen quickly, the speed is also pleasing, especially if you turn off pictures in the browser, animation, set the message size limit in the mailer. It is a pleasure to communicate in ICQ.

For the sake of interest, I also installed a card from Beeline, after simple manual settings, and it worked perfectly, if you need details, please contact. Another thing is that it is best for this laptop to select a tariff with favorable GPRS / EDGE. That is, the card must always be in the laptop, otherwise it is not interesting.

But I don’t use the built-in GPS, it is, it works, if you are interested in something about this, then you can ask a question about the software, features in the forum thread dedicated to this laptop. Link below.

Sony VAIO P laptop experience

This laptop will be one of the best gadgets of 2009, there's no doubt about it. I don’t remember a single laptop that would cause such heated discussions on our forum, I don’t remember a single laptop that would be so actively bought, literally swept off the shelves. Let's talk about it again, especially focus on accessories, programs, purchase. Let's not forget the legends, where without them.

Body, coating

Look at the photos of the lid. There are some fairly large scratches here, I was transporting a laptop in a sports bag along with all sorts of things, it was clear that there was something metal-scratching there. So, look at the cover. See the scratches? Not? And they are, like a rabbit from DMB. The thing is that you can see them only from a certain angle and only if you really want to. For me, this is a plus, the appearance of equipment means a lot, it is gratifying that the coating here masks various troubles. I'm guessing this isn't unique to a device with a black lid, though the white P should probably be protected from that kind of damage.

There are no other damages, abrasions, abrasions and other things so far. The laptop is easily soiled, that is, that is. I recommend using the "Second" tool, it cleans the dirtiest surface in seconds.

Opening hours

Since I'm using a black laptop that comes with an extended battery, it seems like it would make more sense to use that one. However, it just so happens that it was possible to attach it to a laptop only a couple of times. The thing is that it significantly increases the size and weight of the device, to some extent, the charm of a very tiny laptop disappears. Although the time of work, of course, increases, somewhere in two times. That is, with a battery of increased capacity, turning off the wireless interfaces, reducing the brightness of the display, you can work for a little more than four hours. With the usual - more than two. How much or how little is up to you. I would like more, of course. I hope that the P2 will have a different battery and a different operating time.

Why?

The key question of a person who tries on this laptop is: “Why do I need this?” It is difficult to answer it, I will try to tell by my example how and for what purposes the device is used.

Podcasts - in one of the episodes he said that P is an ingenious voice recording machine due to the fact that it has a passive cooling system, and extraneous noise does not affect the quality of the recording. More than two years have passed since the very first podcast was recorded, many devices have been tried, I responsibly declare: better than “poppies” (all) and P did not hear anything. Without any additional settings, turning on "noise reduction", without any special programs and even without a microphone, it turns out very well (I'm talking about quality). It was not for nothing that he said about the microphone, there is no such socket here, but there are USB headsets in the world. I have been using a Plantronics product with DSP for almost a year now, I am very satisfied, although, of course, the length of the cable and the size of the device are not encouraging. However, the main thing is the result.

Typing - yes, yes, like a typewriter P is good. It is small, you can sit with it anywhere and any way, while, despite the size of the laptop, there is a quite comfortable keyboard here. With the help of P, more than two dozen materials have been written, for me personally, this says something. In the sense that since I write so much, it means that it is convenient.

A laptop for a bag, and sometimes for a pocket. A dream came true: a laptop appeared on the farm, which, paired with a power supply, does not at all, simply does not pull the shoulder. You can take it with you outside the city and there, connecting to the network using a 3G modem, use ICQ and other benefits of civilization. You can upload photos to it, put it in your jacket pocket and go to show the shots to clients. You can sit in a cafe and watch anything on the net. Size matters.

And finally, the most important thing. Before us is an excellent technical toy for adult children, those who have not played enough yet. I will not prevaricate, for sure P catches just such citizens. Girls, for the most part, also cannot resist the charm of a laptop and are constantly trying to take it away (who else would give it to them).

Based on the experience of our members of the forum and friends who use such a device, I can see that many take P as a mini-desktop - they came to work, connected it to a monitor, did all sorts of things, turned it off, and moved on. The speed will greatly depend on what tasks are being performed, but for the Internet, mail, and work with documents, the device's performance is more than enough.

Legends

There are already a lot of legends about the Sony VAIO P, especially often you hear them from the lips of representatives of other companies that produce laptops. Something like a clan “revenge”, they say, but there’s no such thing, I felt it, but it’s not hello at all. I will give a few common opinions about the device, well, I will try to refute them or, what is there, confirm.

The laptop is very fragile, and it looks like it will fall apart - there are a lot of P owners hanging out on our forum, it seems that no one complained about the build quality. There was one single person who cracked the plastic on the frame around the display, but here it is already necessary to find out in the service why such a disaster happened. I have 3 different ones on hand and have had no problems with any of them. And it’s not at all fragile, as it might seem, what’s the thin cover for, but it doesn’t “walk” like some other portable laptops (for example, Toshiba R500).

The laptop is slow, nothing loads - yes, it is, you need to optimize (more on that below), and then the operating time will noticeably speed up. You cannot change the RAM, you can only purchase the older modification P19VRN, which has an SSD installed - it will turn on and boot faster.

My netbook is better! - HM. Let's not forget that P weighs just over six hundred grams. At the same time, he has a comfortable keyboard designed specifically for people (for humanoids). Netbooks may have displays with a larger diagonal, but this does affect the weight and size of the device. Therefore, better is better, but in what?

I bought it, but you can't play Fallout 3 on it! - Really, you won't be able to play it. The fact is that P can be a very successful addition to a home or office computer, laptop. It can be a kind of mediator, assistant, assistant, if you need such a solution, then appreciate all the charm. But it cannot replace a home or office computer. Accordingly, taking P to replace something big is hardly worth it, it will not work.

Modifications, prices, purchase

In our country, two modifications of the laptop are officially sold, these are P-19VRN and P-11ZR. The first is black, with a sixty-four gigabyte SSD, an extended battery included. The second is multi-colored P (white, green, red) with a hard drive of the same capacity, no battery in the box. In addition, there are models on the market brought here from abroad, and it is worth dwelling on this point in more detail.

There are not many gadgets in the world for which I am ready to give my hard-earned money. Especially considering the fact that you can take "to play" any device. True, you then have to give it back, but you can play for a long time, sometimes for years. So, after the presentation of the laptop, I realized that I needed it too. And everything came together successfully: already when I was finishing the review, one of my friends knocked on the ICQ, he was in Dubai. The question was simple: what to bring? It seems like a quid pro quo, it was this comrade that appeared in the article "Death to snobbery." Well, I said: "Bring me a black P." In response, I heard “OK”, well, and then various things started spinning, worries, and all that was left was to wait.

As a result, the laptop was intercepted right at the airport, brought home, unpacked, and so on. Joy and happiness of meeting. Then something like disappointment. The modification was called VGN-P13GH. It cost me much cheaper than black P in our country. But the kit did not include a second battery. And for some reason there was no adapter. There was also no 3G modem. Plus, of course, no Russian letters. As a result, I did not get any pleasure from using it, I could buy an external 3G modem, but this is not at all the same. So I sold the VGN-P13GH, added money, bought my wife a TZ and decided to buy a normal, official laptop. To with all the pies.

Word of mouth led me to the VAIO boutique on Gorbushka. I rarely buy such things, and therefore I would like to be at least once not an adviser, but a simple, stupid laptop buyer. At the same time, listen to what they will offer besides the laptop itself. Firstly, they didn’t impose anything, no one ran around with questions: “Ah, well, let me help you now, how I can help you, what’s right in general!” Usually you want to ask such a seller to help with money. Or some kind of sexual issue. Secondly, we very carefully found out what accessories are needed. True, they offered something a little different, but then they showed the mouse mentioned below, which I forgot about, but the mouse is good. Thirdly, they once again showed what and where to insert, how to charge, what to do, what not to do. Fourthly, they gave a special thing called "Golden Certificate". None of the buyers wants to think that their equipment will someday break. Everyone diligently runs away from negative thoughts. And I run too. But when my Dell XPS M1330 burned down, it took two months to find out the malfunction, attempt to repair, exchange an inoperative laptop for money. Two months, I repeat. This is the normal guarantee. And then they gave me a special paper, which provides an unprecedented service for me. The owner of the "Golden Certificate" in the event of a malfunction can count on the solution of his issue within one day. In this case, the service goes in addition to the purchase (that is, for free). This bribed me completely, and it remains only to lay out the hard-earned money, get a branded bag, documents and get out into the hole to play with the toy.

In general, I do not recommend you bring P from abroad, there you can find modifications with a 1.66 GHz processor and a larger SSD, but in the first case, the battery does not last long, and the second option will cost a hefty sum. Plus, there will certainly be misunderstandings with a 3G modem, engraving. Buy, as they say, domestic.

Accessories

You can go two ways - simple and complex. They differ only in the desire to spend their money once again on all sorts of additional things and stray for their toys, but companies support these movements very much, releasing whole mountains of branded mice, cases, cases, and so on. I don’t see the point in talking about everything that you can buy for “pishka”, I’d rather focus on what you really might need.

Mouse - a mouse is needed, with its help it becomes a hundred times more convenient to communicate with a laptop. In addition, not all users normally perceive the joystick, for some it causes gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the mouse speeds up various actions by an order of magnitude, there’s even nothing to say here. Which mouse will suit Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana for P best? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. And the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can look at branded Bluetooth mice, for example, the Sony VGP-BMS33 model. I had one in those days when I used SZ, I won’t say anything bad, it’s quite convenient, you don’t need any adapters (that is, the USB connector remains free), it works for a long time. However, a Logitech V550 mouse was bought specifically for P, and there are several reasons for this.Firstly, it is a miniature transmitter that practically does not protrude from the connector. Secondly, the mouse itself is convenient, it has a reaction wheel, which can not only be pressed, but also deflected left and right. Besides, from two finger-type batteries it works for months. Thirdly, the kit includes a special mount that is glued to the laptop case, the mouse clings to it, and all this is put into the bag. Convenient.

Mouse - a mouse is needed, with its help it becomes a hundred times more convenient to communicate with a laptop. In addition, not all users normally perceive the joystick, for some it causes gnashing of teeth. Accordingly, the mouse speeds up various actions by an order of magnitude, there’s even nothing to say here. Which mouse is suitable Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana Restaurant & Bar CVs in Ghana for P is best? Well, it all depends on your personal preference. And the amount of money you are willing to spend. You can look at branded Bluetooth mice, for example, the Sony VGP-BMS33 model. I had one in those days when I used SZ, I won’t say anything bad, it’s quite convenient, you don’t need any adapters (that is, the USB connector remains free), it works for a long time. However, a Logitech V550 mouse was bought specifically for P, and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, it is a miniature transmitter that practically does not protrude from the connector. Secondly, the mouse itself is convenient, it has a reaction wheel, which can not only be pressed, but also deflected left and right. Besides, from two finger-type batteries it works for months. Thirdly, the kit includes a special mount that is glued to the laptop case, the mouse clings to it, and all this is put into the bag. Conveniently.

A flash drive or memory card - sixty gigabytes of memory is not so much. But there are two slots for Memory Stick and SD memory cards. Naturally, you can buy both sixteen gigabyte cards and thus dramatically increase the space for saving movies, music, documents, and so on. For now, I use a Sony MicroVault flash drive, which clicks great and is very convenient for transporting files, exchanging between devices. That is, a movie downloaded on P is “rolled up” on a USB flash drive and transferred to the Playstation 3. Or films downloaded on a large computer are transported to P before leaving for the country. So far I'm just going to buy memory cards, but it's worth it, since they are now inexpensive.

Case or case - in Moscow you can find two options for branded cases specifically for this laptop: this is a Sony VGP-CPP1 fabric model (a case for P and another one for the power supply) and a leather Sony VGP-CKP1, something like a handbag. Both cases are available in different colors for different modifications of the laptop. In principle, I don’t have a special need for such a thing, I carry it in a separate compartment of the bag.

Headphones - laptop speakers are not good, there's nothing to even talk about. The size of watch batteries, they interfere more with listening to music or watching a movie, so the use of headphones is highly recommended. It can be wired, you can use a Bluetooth headset, I recommend the Sony DR - BT 50. Just before you decide to use wireless headphones, uninstall Microsoft's Bluetooth drivers and install Toshiba's bluetooth software. It switches sound profiles by itself, looks more beautiful and works much more correctly. From wired, I recommend Sony MDR D-777, great false ears, a poet's dream and all that (five thousand rubles), or Sony MDR EX-75SL, also very good (thousand three hundred rubles).

As for the external drive - there is a branded accessory for P, which is not yet supplied to us. And even if it were supplied, it would cost six or seven thousand, I don’t think it’s worth spending money. Of course, after the first launch, it would be nice to make a backup copy, but here you have to take a chance. I acted more simply - in one of the stores where external drives are sold, I asked for money to give out a drive for temporary use, and in the same place, in the store, I wrote everything down. Let it be, just in case. Yes, the drive was made by LG, by the way.

Programs

After the first joy from the purchase, I would highly recommend the freshly baked owner of the "pishka" to take the following very correct and necessary steps. We go to the "Security Center" and disable User Account Control. Next, go to the "Control Panel" and delete a couple of programs to hell. Firstly, this is a great antivirus McAfee, it insanely loads the system, does not allow pages in the browser to load, and, in general, it would be better if it were not here. Secondly, we remove the wonderful Google Desktop program, it's good, but it's useless, if we need widgets, we use those that are in Windows Vista. Next, I want to list my set of programs for every day that work fine and do not make me angry. This is Mozilla Firefox, a browser for every day, of the add-ons is only the download manager DownThemAll, the bundle works much better than Internet Explorer. And in general, this is the first program that should be put here. The second is the Mozilla Thunderbird “mailer”, lightweight, simple, and very necessary. I have three mailboxes, only a worker is configured here, I check Gmail and Me on the network. In general, I highly recommend paying more attention to all kinds of network things, we'll talk about this later. The third is a set of K-lite codek pack codecs so that Windows Media normally perceives files of different types and does not swear. In addition, after installation, another video player appears, you can use it too. Fourth - iTunes, installed this program, on the one hand, because there is an iPhone, but the main thing here is the availability of a simple and understandable Internet radio menu.Why Internet and why radio? P doesn't have enough memory to drag most of the music library (or even less) here. It is much more convenient to listen to various radio stations and periodically download any “new” to disk. The sixth is Gmail, a desktop client. By the way, I did not install any office programs, but use Google Docs, Calendar; Picasa is already installed, which is good. That is, work with documents takes place on the network - typing, editing, and so on. If a document arrives at work mail for review and correction, then I simply send it to Gmail, open it in documents, edit it, and send it back.

Seventh - antivirus. With him, in principle, it was possible to start. I use the free version of Avast, in my opinion, this is the best option for P - it does not affect the speed of work, downloads, catches any bad, and so on. Eighth - the programs you need to work like AceFTP, Audacity and so on. In general, the main task is to install as few applications as possible so that the laptop does not puff much, everything that is possible should be excluded from autorun. Especially owners of a device with a hard drive, think about the turn-on time.

I forgot to say about Skype, ICQ - they also stand, you can't get anywhere. In fact, nothing else is needed, Microsoft Office 2007 (sixty-day version) is preinstalled, if you wish, you can buy it without leaving the cash register. I wonder if many people did this.

Lastly, let me tell you about the multimedia shell. I practically don't use it. The operating time in this mode is about the same, the fonts are crooked (especially in the browser), we are waiting for an update, which should make amendments and, possibly, some innovations.

Finally, a few words about the 3G modem, users note that there are problems with the Beeline SIM cards, MTS and Megafon work fine. And MTS, in fact, generally turns out to be the best choice for P. So, I just use the MTS “Connect” tariff with megabytes turned on, the settings and activation of the modem are simple and happen quickly, the speed is also pleasing, especially if you turn off pictures in the browser, animation, set the message size limit in the mailer. It is a pleasure to communicate in ICQ.

For the sake of interest, I also installed a card from Beeline, after simple manual settings, and it worked perfectly, if you need details, please contact. Another thing is that it is best for this laptop to select a tariff with favorable GPRS / EDGE. That is, the card should always be in the laptop, otherwise it's not interesting.

But I don’t use the built-in GPS, it is, it works, if you are interested in something about this, then you can ask a question about the software, features in the forum thread dedicated to this laptop. Link below.