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VGN-SR290

VGN-SR290 Configure-to-Order
Overall rating:
4.067 / 5
4.1
 / 
5
(30 reviews) 27
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Rating breakdown 30 reviews
5 Stars:(15)
4 Stars:(9)
3 Stars:(2)
2 Stars:(1)
1 Star:(3)
24 out of 3080%Recommend This Product!
Customer reviews for VGN-SR290
Review 21 for VGN-SR290
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
From: California
I've had this product for:less than a month
Pretty Good Laptop
Date:February 8, 2009
Pros: 
Pros: Very light and nice looking
Cons: 
Cons: keyboard is not lighted. Windows Vista
I recently bought a Sony CS190 and I returned because it came defective. I was totally dissapointed with it. It was heavy and slow. I then purchased a Sony SR220J and I am very happy with the decision. It is very light and nice looking. It comes with a lot of unnecessary Sony extra stuff like AOL programs, but you can uninstall them.
Overall I am very happy with this laptop and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Review 22 for VGN-SR290
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
From: murray, ky
I've had this product for:less than a month
Sr390
Date:May 13, 2009
Pros: 
Pros: nice laptop and good price.
Cons: 
Cons: CPU get to hot and the sound a little bit weak.
ONly thing that, I does not like is the CPU fan is getting hot after 40min or so, and the booting up, I thought is fast, but it not it took about 3min to get it boot with a t9550 (2.66) processor .
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Review 23 for VGN-SR290
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had this product for:less than a month
Great computer
Date:May 28, 2009
Pros: 
Pros: design, speed
Cons: 
Cons: gets kind of hot
i just got this computer today for graduation and i have to say, it is absolutely beautiful. this is my first computer and i really like it. some of the stuff that's pre-installed on it are kind of annoying but they can be uninstall ed, i'm not familiar with vista, just xp but it's ok. the webcam is great and the keyboard is beautiful. if you are looking for a computer with great aesthetics and performance this is a great choice. i'm so glad i got this i was going to go with an hp, but got this instead
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Review 24 for VGN-SR290
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Design 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Reliability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst Purchase Ever
Date:December 27, 2008
Pros: 
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: 
Cons: Slowest computer ever.
I bought the SR290 to use for my senior year and to take to college. I heard from several people that it would be a good buy, so I listened to their advice. After receiving my notebook, I realized it is the SLOWEST new computer I have ever used. Not only that, but it came with a ton of extra AOL stuff on it that I'll never use and don't want! I tried returning it, but since there is an engraving on it, of course I can't do that.
My mom recently purchased a Macbook and LOVED it, as do I. It's lightweight, fast, and doesn't get viruses! I should have purchased one of those, and I deeply regret it.
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Review 25 for VGN-SR290
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
From: Oregon
I've had this product for:less than a month
SR290 series is a buy
Date:November 17, 2008
Pros: 
Pros: Design, Looks, Keyboard, Compact enough for travel, decent battery life
Cons: 
Cons: only 2 USB ports, expensive for the upgrade options, $50 to downgrade to XP
The thing I like most about this computer is the build quality. It's made from a very sturdy material and has little to no flex in the keyboard or main body at all. I love the keyboard layout and design, it's very similar to the macbook. The battery life is OK but don't expect 6hrs probably 3hrs is a safer bet. It's pretty light and compact especially coming from my old comp. that had a 15.4" display and weighed over 5lbs. My only real gripe is I wish it had a 3rd USB port. Also the spacing between the USB ports is cramped and can interfier with the DVD drive. So far I am very pleased with this computer and would highly recommend it for college students or for basic use.
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Review 26 for VGN-SR290
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had this product for:less than a month
Date:September 2, 2009
Pros: 
Pros: The overall design, size and weight
Cons: 
Cons: Nothing, so far
I received my Vaio yesterday, and I am in love! I haven't had any issues with it yet, except that the Sony start-up application occasionally stops responding. Otherwise, I am very happy with it.
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Review 27 for VGN-SR290
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
From: New York, USA
I've had this product for:less than a month
classic design, superb performance, great value
Date:December 30, 2008
Pros: 
Pros: light weight, sleek design, no noise, clear display
Cons: 
Cons: no keyboard lighting, no trackball
...basically was looking for an ultraportable with the specs of SR290....the user friendly sonystyle website allowed me to choose from a range of options according to my needs....great value for a business professional...
i'm loving every bit of it....!
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Ratings-only reviews for VGN-SR290
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating 
3.3 / 5
3.3 / 5
2 out of 3 recommend this product
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