Friday, November 27, 2009

Traveling with the Sony Vaio VGN-SR520G/B

I took my first flight with my new Sony Vaio VGN-SR520G/B last night and had a few pleasant surprises:

  • As expected, the size and weight of the laptop did well in a traveling context. The laptop fit well on either my lap or airplane tray table. Though, I was lucky enough to be an Emergency Exit row, so I did have a bit of extra space.
  • The battery lasted longer than I did. I got 3 1/2 hours out of it before I was wiped out, and it claimed there was another 45 minutes of power left. I'm done complaining about the battery life of this laptop. The battery meter may suck, but the actual device can go for 4'ish hours on a single charge which is fine by me.
  • I usually charge my cell phone by plugging the USB cable into the laptop, rather than carrying along an extra AC adapter. With laptops past, the laptop would have to be open and awake for the cell phone to charge. Not so with the Vaio - even though the screen was closed and the laptop asleep, my G1 kept charging throughout the night. This was a nice surprise.

All in all, I continue to be impressed with the laptop.

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