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Get Work Done Anywhere With a New or Used Sony Laptop

Sony laptops continue to rank high on annual lists of premium tech. eBay's selection boasts affordable new, like-new, and gently used Sony laptops for personal, professional, academic, and recreational use.

Sony laptop drives: hard, solid-state, hybrid

Sony laptop drives are available as hard disk drives (HDD), solid-state drives (SSD), and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD). HDD is a mechanical drive entailing a read head that "floats" over a disk, extracting digital information saved in binary code, or a series of zeros and ones such as 0111001. SSD is a flash drive like a USB stick. It uses memory chips and no moving parts, saving and removing data quickly without overheating. SSHD combines two different types of flash memory, except that one portion of the memory specifically stores system startup, OS files, and files you use most frequently, making for quick boot-ups and retrieval of program info.

Which processor and RAM amount are the fastest?

Any new or refurbished Sony Vaio laptop is optimized for quick processing and top speeds. Choose your next Sony laptop for sale based on what you intend to do. Generally, gaming, programming, music composition, movie making, and media editing require the fastest processors and the largest amount of RAM to ensure optimal speeds. Even preowned Sony models boast high RAM and processors with speeds of at least 1.6 GHz. Plus, these are Core i5 and Core i7 processors engineered to automatically boost speeds for extra performance during times of high activity.

Upgrading to your preferred operating system (OS)

Even models as early as 2010 can be upgraded to an on-trend OS. The necessary hardware is already inside the laptop; you just need to confirm that it meets certain requirements. For a right-now OS, you need at least a 1GHz processor, 1 GB to 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB to 20 GB of disk space, and a graphics card that is DirectX 9 or later. DirectX 9, a series of Microsoft interfaces that handle multimedia, works with GeForce processing units by Nvidia, denoted by GeForce or GeForce GT followed by a number. DirectX 9 typically corresponds to the GeForce GT 300 series or later and is listed on eBay either in the product title or the description.

What about Sony laptops with no disk drive?

This is, in a sense, a blessing. Sony laptops are engineered to support internal and external HDD, SSD, and SSHD. Nearly all internal disk drives conform to a universal design, size, and interface. You can install an internal disk drive of your choice, or you can connect your Sony Vaio to an external HDD, SSD, or SSHD via USB.