Eyes wide shut
That’s not to say these particular 3D shutter glasses are comfortable. After 20 minutes of wearing these chunky beasts in conjunction with stereo headphones, I had to tear them off and go for a walk. I won’t be taking part in any sensory deprivation experiments any time soon.
PCMark Vantage Results
Longer bars are better
Battery Life Results
Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better
Browsing 3D pictures and watching videos is delightful, though, once you can get them to work. I had trouble finding the right software program and applying the right settings, depending on what files I wanted to look at. You get a heap of utilities supplied with the computer but double-clicking on a 3D-format image or video never once resulted in the most appropriate viewer being launched.
The exception was games, which always ran in 3D mode automatically and looked frankly brilliant every time. I experienced much less ergonomic irritation during a couple of hours blasting 3D aliens to shit than sitting through 10 minutes of James Cameron’s bloody blue monkeys again.
Next page: Gaming on the go
The main selling point of this laptop is that it supports 3D which means the screen refresh rate will be 120Hz + in order to properly support shuttering. I expect the other hardware specs are on par or superior too.
So I assume by "the good bits" you were referring to the apple logo?
re: Im trying not to rise to this
Well there's no fruit logo on the front.
I must say the macbooks look sexier, but this has a very rugged look, like something out of Aliens.
I have to say, it's a very tempting computer despite the seeming insurmountable issues of not fitting in a laptop bag that's made for smaller computers, not having a cover for the ports and featuring a firewire connector that means it'll connect to lots of kit. Damn! I mean connectivity for more formats than you'd expect? who would DO that?
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Im trying not to rise to this....
But cant help myself!!
Ok, so this is faster, has a longer battery life, faster hard drive, more ram, supports 3d, has a higher res display and a Blu-ray burner.... oh and is cheaper...
where are the missing good bits????
Once again, people trying to sell us what they want to make, not make something we want to buy.
Doesn't fit in your bag?
Get a bigger bag. I've got a gigantic lump of 6 year old HP Pavilion zv5000 here that probably won't fit your bag either if that Sony won't. Anyway, while it's slower than pigshit rolling uphill in Winter compared with anything modern, it still has those lovely Harman/Kardon speakers under the two front grills.
Best sounding laptop ever.