Sony Hates You, Offers $50 "Fresh Start" Option to Build Your Laptop Crapware-free

Sony has quite the history of crippling excellent, beautiful hardware with horrible, useless software. The company's UX UMPC bluescreened on us the first time we turned it on, and crashed the first time we tried to shut it down thanks to all the bloatware on it, while a Laptop Mag review says their Vaio TZ ran "as if it were broken" before they managed to wipe it clean. Lucky for us, it appears Sony is finally seeing the error of its ways, but instead of removing the crapware altogether, Sony has the nerve to offer a $50 "Fresh Start" option, which "scrubs" the machine clean before shipping it your way.

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TriggerHappy3955d ago

Well thats lame. Needless to say, they are probably trying to fix this whole incident.

kewlkat0073955d ago (Edited 3955d ago )

but to me they fall along the lines of apple's prepriatory nature, and are very appealing looks but all style without much substance compared to other Laptops of the same specs. I think they should scrap that software package and start over.

DonSqueak3955d ago

...the software that's bundled with macs is not useless rubbish, it's fully functioning software. and if you don't want it, you put it in the bin and that's it. no registry cleaning and stuff like that.

Sayai jin3955d ago

Yeah, I think they need to trim down some of the software or look at a new package. It seems as though they have a fix action. Looks like it was a quick response.

uuaschbaer3955d ago

That is utterly pathetic.

SL1M DADDY3955d ago

They just don't seem to know better. Nothing new in terms of big corporations.

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