Sony Vaio E Series VPCEB35FGP or Toshiba Satellite A660/07P


Jan 13, 2011

Could you please let me know which laptop is better between the Sony Vaio and the Toshiba Satellite.

I will be using it primarily for studying purposes (word processing and internet features) and listening to music.

Thanks very much for your help.


Jan 13, 2011

Sorry, I thought I should include the specifications and apologise again if it is information overload as I don't really understand much about computers and have copied the info...

Sony Vaio E Series:
Operating SystemOperating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit (English Version)
Language Pack Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack Vietnamese
ArchitectureProcessor Name Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz*1
Chipset Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
Cache Memory 3 MB (L3 Cache)
Main MemoryPre-installed/Max 4 GB (2 GB x 2) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
SO-DIMM Slots DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 0)
Memory Speed 1066 MT/s
Hard Disk DriveHard Disk Drive 320 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc DriveDrive DVD SuperMulti Drive
Maximum Reading Speed DVD+R: 8x(SL), 8x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 8x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x, DVD-RW: 8x, DVD-ROM: 8x, DVD-RAM: 5x, CD-ROM: 24x, CD-R: 24x, CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed DVD+R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x, DVD-RW: 6x, DVD-RAM: 5x, CD-R: 24x, CD-RW: 10x
GraphicsGraphics Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory 512 MB DDR3
DisplayType 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display)
InterfaceUSB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) x 3
eSATA/USB Port eSATA / Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Display Output Connector Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
Headphone Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
Microphone Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector HDMI Out x 1
Memory Stick Slot Memory Stick Duo (Memory Stick PRO-HG compatible, MagicGate )*5
SD Memory Card Slot SD memory card (SDHC,SDXC compatible, Copyright protection (CPRM))
PC Card Slot ExpressCard™/34 x 1
DC IN x 1
Wireless ConnectionWireless LAN Type IEEE 802.11b/g/n*6
Wireless LAN Data Rate Maximum transmission speed: 150 Mbps*7, Maximum receipt speed: 150 Mbps*7
Bluetooth Bluetooth® standard Ver. 2.1 + EDR
CameraFront Side Camera Resolution: 640 x 480, Effective Pixels: 0.3 Mega pixels
AudioSound Chip Intel® High Definition Audio
Speaker Internal, Stereo speakers
Microphone Internal, Monaural microphone
Audio Technology Dolby Home Theater® technology
Keyboard/Input DeviceKeyboard 19.05 mm key pitch/2.0 mm keystroke, 103 keys
Touchpad Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Battery LifeBundled Battery VGP-BPS22 Lithium-ion battery: up to 2.0 hours of use*8
SizeDimensions (WxHxD) 369.8 x 31.1-36.7 x 248.2 mm
Weight 2.7 kg (including the supplied battery)
Included SoftwareAV Entertainment Media Gallery, Windows® Media Center, Quick Web Access
Content Creation/Editing PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8 30 day trial version*9, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 30 day trial version*9
Home Network VAIO Media plus
Word Processor / Spreadsheet Microsoft® Office Starter 2010*10
Tool Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® 9
Utilities VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, VAIO Gate, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
Security McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*9, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 90-day Free Trial*11
Support VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*12
Supplied AccessoriesAC Adaptor VGP-AC19V37 or VGP-AC19V33
Battery VGP-BPS22*13

Toshiba Satellite A660:
■CPU: Intel Core i5-430M
■Processor: 2.26GHz
■Hard Drive: 640GB
■Screen Size: 16"
■WebCam: Yes
■Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD burner
■Graphics: 1GB dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M)
■Connectivity: Wireless N
■Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
■Integrated Hybrid Digital / Analogue TV Tuner
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