Sony viao vs HP

  1. Getting a new computer, desktop. I've looked @ Sony and HP @ Best buy, and I love the look of the viao--any feedback, good or bad?

    I want to make "personalized" CDs for myself and my son. I don't have a digital camera--yet.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    We have the vaio and are happy with it.
    Making CD's are a snap. Even my 10 year old can do it.
    I had a bit of trouble with windows xp but download the patches (automatically) and haven't had any problems for months now.
  4. by   P_RN
    My sister has 2 vaios and LOVES them. I've had 2 HPs and wouldn't GIVE them to my worst enemy.
  5. by   Ted
    Dell fan, here!

  6. by   H ynnoD
    I want a Laptop.Don't care what kind at the moment just want one,so I won't have to share it.
  7. by   coffeehound
    Love my vaio laptop. Goes wth me everywhere and has never let me down. I do think that sony accessories are a bit more expensive than other brands. Also, I have noticed that if I stick to sony stuff (cameras, mp3 players etc) then everything works flawlessly, but if I buy another brand it always seems to be a pain to get it working. I admit that they've had their way with me and now I only buy sony even though it is more expensive.

    Never had anything but grief from my HP and compaq. I'm a sony girl to stay!
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Dell owner x2 here---laptop works great from work, also a Dell.

    Dell Pentium 100 from 95 still works.
  9. by   MJ-12
    I would vote Sony Vaio, since i am on one now

    Saddly they are really really expensive.
    If i pass by a Sony Deal i'll let you know

    Just wondering do you want a Desktop or a Laptop??
  10. by   prmenrs
    I want a desk top--my 1998 Packard-*ell is driving me nuts, and I have the $$ right now, so...

    Sounds like sony is preferred by these responses, Thanks, everybody.
  11. by   Huq
    Sony all the way.
    Have a pc and a laptop. Would not have it any other way.
    I have gone through several brands.
    My first computer was in the late 80's. Cannot remember the name, but do recall that it came with a tape recorder.
    We've come a long way baby!
  12. by   MJ-12
    If you want a really cheap HP check out my Hot Deals Thread

    Its an HP System for $370
  13. by   MJ-12
    ok today i found for you a Sony Deal.

    Here is the deal but it comes with no monitor if you want to get a good deal on monitors check out my thread at

    Sony Vaio RZ24G $999 After Rebate at PC
    PC Mall has the Sony Vaio RZ24G for $1099 with a $100 Sony Rebate available through July 31 2003. Everyone else is selling it for $1490 - $1684.

    This is a good all in one media PC. For anyone who is interested in these machines, a $400 drop is a hot deal.

    Shipping is around $20 i think.

    **For it to show $1099 you must add it to your cart.
    **Don't forget to print out and save the rebate just in case.
  14. by   meandragonbrett
    I agree with P_RN. I wouldn't give a HP to my worst enemy! I had one and it was awful!, go ahead and call tech support. You'll have a whopping phone bill becuase there is no 800 tech support!!! I recently purchased an Apple Powerbook and I love it. If you're wanting a PC I'd say go with the Vaio.