From: Rob Danielson (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 14 2007 - 09:33:10 PDT
At 8:02 AM -0700 8/14/07, ev petrol wrote:
>friend of a friend is selling this one, looks pretty powerful, what
>would anyone think? thanks! moira
> Its a SONY VIAO PCG-GRT 250 LAPTOP . COMES WITH BUILT IN MEMORY
>STICK READER. BURNS CD AND DVD. 15.5 INCH MONITOR. NO DEAD PIXELS
>ON THE SCREEN.
>THREE USB PORTS. BUILT IN WIRELESS CARD. TWO PCMIA EXPANSION SLOTS.
>BUILT IN FIRE WIRE PORT. GREAT GRAPHICS CARD. BRAND NEW 120 G HARD
>DRIVE THAT I INSTALLED. IT COMES WITH WINDOWS XP - PENTIUM 4. IT
>NEEDS A NEW BATTERY - YOU CAN GET ONE ON EBAY FOR ABOUT $30.
>REALLY IM SELLING IT BECAUSE I GOT A MAC COMPUTER AND I DONT NEED
>THE PC ANYMORE.
>1000.00 IS THE ASKING PRICE. OR BEST OFFER.
Not to knock buying used, but the first thing I'd do is see if I can
find a new, affordable laptop with one of these recommended
graphics/video cards (from avid's requirements page):
* NVIDIA QuadroFX 1500M
* NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M
* NVIDIA Quadro FX Go1400
* ATI Mobility FireGL V5200
* ATI Mobility Fire GL V5000
* ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Other cards may work. Before I buy, the "test" I try to meet is can I
find another happy user with the same hardware and software. This is
where the Users Forum is valuable.
http://www.avid.com/exchange/forums/14/ShowForum.aspx When I search
the SONY VIAO PCG-GRT's card, "NVIDIA GeForce4 420" into the users
discussion forum, there is some evidence of the card working, but
maybe with some performance compromise and a driver change. Anyone
can join the forum. There are so many factors that the forum is often
better than talking to a sales rep. Rob D.
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