Sony VPCYB15AG for US$689.82 good?

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Mar 4, 2011
  1. Chris_Skylock
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    Im planning to buy a laptop and to me, this Sony Sony VPCYB15AG is really nice.

    A good netbook here in the Philippines is around PhP 26,xxx but knowing Sony, this is forgivable.

    Im not used with AMD so seeing a Redeon graphics on this little fella really wows me thinking it's a dedicated GPU.

    Anyway, I want a netbook with decent graphics card so seeing Intel GPU is not on my list. Im familiar with ATI and RADEON so seeing those names makes me think it's a dedicated GPU.

    http://www.sony-asia.com/product/vpcyb15ag

    I saw a Samsung netbook for Php 15,xxx but Im not too sure about it. I remember being a Nx10 or something along those lines. Im currently searching for its spec online.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    This isn't a decent graphics card at all. It uses shared memory, not discrete memory. (It shares graphic memory with the system). Wait.... An 11.6'' notebook? You're going to be extremely lucky to find anything with much stronger of a graphics (GPU) at this size/price range. Tl;DR - it's not a dedicated GPU; do more research.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6310.40952.0.html
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-E-350-Not...or.40941.0.html


    This is AMD/Zacate stuff, so I'm unfamiliar with it, but if you're intending to use this machine for gaming, I'd think twice, it's more suited to basic netbook tasks.

     
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    Yeah, AMD/Intel make integrated GPUs as well, so don't go just off the brand name.

    You need to be careful with the model number.
    [*]The first number is the series. That shows how old it is.
    Generally you want something from the latest 2-3 series.
    [*]The second number shows how powerful it is within that series (what it's meant for).

    • Nvidia's Models...
      • A 2 is low-end. Meant for low-power things, like video editing.
      • A 4 is for slightly higher stuff, light MMORPGs and online games.
      • A 6 is the mid-level gaming power range, what most gamers buy (like for FPS games).
      • An 8 is the high-end card meant for people who want the best graphics.
    • ATI's Models...
      • A 3 is low-end. Meant for low-power things, like video editing.
      • A 4/5 is for slightly higher stuff, light MMORPGs and online games.
      • A 6/7 is the mid-level gaming power range, what most gamers want.
      • An 8 is the high-end card meant for people who want the best graphics.
    • So let's use examples (with older Nvidia cards).
    • A 7800 is more powerful, but has less features, then an 8400.
    • A 6600 is weaker and has less features than a 8600, due to age.
    • An 8700 is better than a 5800, due to age.

    It's the same sort of thinh with Nvidia's new models (3xx and such) and ATI's models (HD 5xxx and such). First number is series, second (and third to an extent) is power. Generally a second number of 3 or below (for 4-digit models) or 2 or below (for 3-digit models) indicated it's integrated.
     
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    Thank you so much for the help. I even searched for the Graphics of this netbook so I seek your help if it's good.

    Instead of buying a Nokia E7, I will just buy a netbook. So off to searching.

    I will read more on your links regarding ATI's modeling system

    [​IMG]

    Im more on basic video/picture editing with After Effects and Photoshop respectly. I dont play intense games. I apologize for the lack of info I need as Im so sleepy last night

    Anyway, Nokia E7
     
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    The difference between mobile integrated intel and other things isn't much at all, and you're not going to be doing much gaming.

    Just get whatever and don't stress out trying because unfortunately anything in that price range is going to suck for modern games (except older MMOs on low settings and such).
     
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    I apologize for any inconvenience and I apologize for the lack of info. usually I write very long topic for my needs to provide full support.

    Im tired of ASUS so that Sony VAIO netbook looks like a sweet deal. I guess, I will look at those EeePC of ASUS again.

    That netbook was in the shop of Sony so it kinda look like on my buget. If I want to play games, I will get that Alienware or any dedicated notebook.

    Im so sorry for your time
     
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    Woah, dude, calm. I'm not mad or anything. Just, they all suck so I'm telling you not to stress yourself about it. Just pick up a netbook (though video editing on a netbook is terrible due to the processors used) or something and enjoy it.
     
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    Yep, no need to stress, nor spend much more money than you really want to. A netbook will work for all your purposes as Rydian's said.
     

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