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Specialist
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎09-26-2013
Message 941 of 2,031 (5,406 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

So, given that it's hardware issue maybe there's no way of fixing existing machine. Such a shame I like so much this device, now your opinion,

Vaio Pro (8GB / 256GB SSD) - 966€
Air 13 (8GB / 256GB SSD) - 1250€
Expert
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎08-23-2013
Message 942 of 2,031 (5,371 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

@brunello

 

Are you desperate to buy a laptop now?

 

The Air is also ridden with WiFI problems...In this case consider if you are happy to buy the Pro and use it with a USB WiFI adapter. A wiser move is to wait until Sony or Apple releases new hardware revisions or settle with a product from a different manufacturer (e.g. Acer S7 S392 or Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus).

 

scatter

 

Specialist
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Registered: ‎09-26-2013
Message 943 of 2,031 (5,353 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

unfortunately yes, I need a new laptop before 7 of october, here in Italy there are no many haswell devices, only the air the vaio and the xps 12
Specialist
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎09-16-2013
Message 944 of 2,031 (5,332 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

I have to agree with your overall very good summary

I have been able to return my vaio pro 13 (in Canada) and have received good service

As such, I will wait for Sony to fix the likely harware problem and then go back to buy from them what would otherwise have been a great machine

It will be important for (courageous) people who will be buying a functioning Vaio pro 13 to post their experience to know that the problem has been fixed. Indeed, a  big problem remains that Sony (Canada) to date has refused to acknowledge that there is a widespread problem thus preventing me from believing what they will be stating in the near future...

Specialist
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎09-06-2013
Message 945 of 2,031 (5,323 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

brunello,

 

We also have a new Macbook Air 13, it has twice the download speed of the VAIO pro.

 

Here is an article on Apple correcting wifi issues via OSX 10.8.5 update.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/os-x-10-8-5-update-more-than-doubles-802-11ac-file-transfer-spe...

 

Location Florida

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Registered: ‎09-26-2013
Message 946 of 2,031 (5,314 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

Tath's why I'm considering the air, but if I take the air I'll not be able to change the gpu in my desktop xD
Apprentice
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎09-25-2013
Message 947 of 2,031 (5,212 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

[ Edited ]

Please, can everybody give a kudo to scatter's recap-post on page 94, he did the first part of the f***ing job Sony hasn't (or maybe has but since they are asking to visit houses it seems unlikely) done : clearly identifying and describing the problem.

 

Now step 2 for Sony : find out quickly if you can fix it with a software patch. If it is possible, do it ASAP. If it isn't, you'd better set up a very good worldwide commercial offer for VAIO Pro 13 buyers or we will make sure to tell everybody around us how disapointed we are with Sony products, and since this is an "expert" device, I assume we all are people with a bit of influence concerning tech products, at least for our friends and families...

Specialist
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎08-25-2013
Message 948 of 2,031 (5,060 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

HC - If that is the case - and he is a close friend - did you ask him what Sony is Doing About IT? Certainly he would know... Thanks!
Specialist
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Message 949 of 2,031 (5,023 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

Well if the MacBook Air can be fixed with a software patch, maybe there is hope for us?

Specialist
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Message 950 of 2,031 (5,016 Views)

Re: [New Sony Vaio Pro] Wifi Issue!

[ Edited ]

brunello wrote:
So, given that it's hardware issue maybe there's no way of fixing existing machine. Such a shame I like so much this device, now your opinion,

Vaio Pro (8GB / 256GB SSD) - 966€
Air 13 (8GB / 256GB SSD) - 1250€

If these are your choices, and given that both may suffer from the WiFi issue then the choice is obvious, the Sony comes out on top.

 

Its nicer looking, it has touchscreen, its lighter, the optional extra battery pack gives it 15-18 hours, it supports WiDi, the charger has a USB port for charging your phone, the charging cable is much longer than the MBA, the screen is much better and higher resolution, it has NFC, Windows is better for games, Windows is better for Office, Windows is just better to be honest but thats a whole other argument, and above all else, its much cheaper!

 

Also, someone correct me if i'm wrong, but im sure only the Vaio Pro uses a PCIe SSD? The MBA uses a SATA SSD so it would be much slower?

 

If you're always likely to work in a strong WiFi enviroment or can live with sometimes using a nano dongle, then get this Ultrabook, despite this issue, it is still an amazing bit of tech. If you can get one of the really tiny nano dongles then you will barely notice it as due to the angular design of the Vaio Pro, one of the USB ports is slightly resessed so it hides the dongle quite well.

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