Update: Sony won’t charge $50 to remove Crapware
Sony got some crazy money making ideas and wants to charge $50 extra if you want a clean computer with out crapware (read useless software, trialware, games etc).
I remember when i bought my VAIO Laptop 3 years back it is filled with lot of crapware like SonicStage, VAIO apps and lot of other promotional stuff. These crapware often makes your laptop to run slow and they are just useless for a casual user.
Sony finally giving an option to get clean PC with out all the crapware but for a fee ($49.95). Currently it is only available on TZ2000 models, but you can expect this to all other models in the near future. You need to opt Windows Vista business to use this option, that means more $100 you have to shell out.
What do you think, do you pay $50 extra for a crapware free computer?
TZ2000 models are sony mainstream ultraportables. And with this software removal price for new TZ2000 laptops started to fall. There is a Â£500 gap between some online laptop shops. I’ve made some research: http://smart-parts.net/blog/?p=266
Well all the sites were discussing about this issue ultimately sony removed it.
one word for it! Shit! Sony’s products are always over priced and are crap ….and these stupid policies engrave this opinion about sony in my mind….even further.
Yep i agree they are over priced, but they are not crap. I use sony VAIO of course it is loaded with crapware when i bought it but it works well. I preferred this over Dell or Toshiba because it looks slick. 🙂