VAIO GRT716S, PC Laptop from Sony in the VAIO series.

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Audiofanzine FR 12/09/2008

Sony VAIO GRT716S : Audiofanzine FR's user review


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(Originally written by lewkey/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I've owned this computer since 2003.

The original DVD burner is dead and I replaced it with a slim burner (Samsung).

The original HDD is also broken. I replaced it with a 120 GB model.

I also replaced the 256 MB memories with two 512 MB ones (the maximum supported by the chipset).

My problems started in 2006: it just wouldn't restart when hot!!!

By the end of 2006 it wouldn't start at all at room temperature: I had to previously warm it up with a hairdryer before turning it on!!!

I dropped it several times from about 20" without real damages.

The keyboard feels very nice, the screen is comparable to modern notebook screens (although it can't be totally white compared with a Samsung stand alone screen).

It was a high-class laptop when I bought it.

Due to the slow processing power, the power on problem and the bulky size, I replaced this Vaio with an ASUS Core 2 Duo. I left the V at my second home where I use it to watch analog (!!) TV.