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  • Just bought a Sony Picturebook

    Just bought it the other day. Waiting for delivery.



    http://www.vaio-link.com/specifications/sp...rie=PCG-C1&m=56

    The spec's aren't the hottest ever, but a 600Mhz cpu with 128MB ram will run Windows 2000 ok, and the thing is REALLY tiny and light! 248mm x 27mm x 152 mm and only 1 kg! I wanna upgrade the ram as high as it'll go, I think it'll only support 192Mb though, I'll try anyway. And I need to buy a new battery for it as well

    It'll be perfect for browsing the internet once I buy a new Linksys wireless PCMCIA card for it, and listening to the odd mp3. 600Mhz *should* be enough for smooth video playback as well, fingers crossed!
    Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
    Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2



  • #2
    Arrived today!!

    Here's a few pictures





    Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
    Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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    • #3
      Wow, with something that small the ladies must just point and laugh

      Not to be cheeky, but how much did you pay for it? eBay job?
      Current Rig
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      Antec 900, Corsair TX650, Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, 3x1GB GeiL C4 Ultra PC2-6400, XFX AD 8800GT, 640GB WD Black, 640GB WD Blue, 500GB Samsung F1, 1.5TB Samsung EcoDrive

      Future Rig: Coming August 2010 so long as I get a healthy bonus, otherwise sometime 2011

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      • #4
        Looks really cool, how much did it cost?

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        • #5
          *Coughs* 270 *Coughs*

          I know it's a lot for a low spec laptop, but it's not about the speed, it's about having a sweet looking laptop that's totally quiet and light
          Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
          Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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          • #6
            Nice buy, for videos that should be brilliant, a nice widescreen to watch them on. What resolution is the screen?

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            • #7
              1024*480 I believe
              Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
              Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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              • #8
                You coulda picked up a 2nd hand Mac for that

                Looks pretty schweet mate, shame the screen only takes up the little square.

                Or once you install the video drivers does it take up the whole screen?

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                • #9
                  It takes up the whole screen once the correct drivers are installed Windows 2000 was a no go though, couldn't get enough drivers to get everything working. so I used the recovery CD's and put ME back on again.

                  Now I just need to get more memory for it, 128Mb isn't enough
                  Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
                  Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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                  • #10
                    Awww man Windows ME sucks really bad.

                    If you do decide to try Windows 2000 again try these drivers.

                    http://members.driverguide.com/drive...driverid=38913



                    Your making me want one now!

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                    • #11
                      The problem is the drivers I got from the Sony website for the C1VE I bought don't appear to 100% work in Windows 2000.

                      The memory stick drivers Windows won't recognise, and the graphics drivers won't stop the display showing in a tiny window in the middle of the screen.
                      Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
                      Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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                      • #12
                        :

                        I just dont like seeing people have to suffer with Windows ME.

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                        • #13
                          Re:

                          [quote:1b0f74924f=\"Belso\"]:

                          I just dont like seeing people have to suffer with Windows ME.[/quote:1b0f74924f]

                          Thanks for caring It's a struggle, but I try to manage.

                          ME is manageable. The problem I have at the moment is memory shortage. The system has 128MB but it's reserving 16MB for CMS or something. So I only have 112MB left. The system can handle a 64MB upgrade, but I can't find any compatible 64MB memory sticks anywhere.
                          Gaming Rig: C2D E8400 @ 3.85GHz : Biostar TPower I45 : 4GB of something, I forget what : 4870 512MB DDR5 : X-Fi
                          Media Rig: C2D E2160@ 1.86GHz : 2GB PC5300 : Palit 8800GTS 320MB : SB Audigy 2


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                            • #15
                              Im guessing you have tried the Bay?

                              What type of memory are you after?

                              Also can't you flash the bios of the laptop to support more memory?

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