Sony Vaio VPC-Z21 Series
Very good display.
Microsoft Signature clean OS install.
Incredibly thin and light.
Good battery life.
External dock enhances functionality.
Truly impressive performance.
Unrivaled combination of musclebound power with feather weight.
Chassis feels flimsy in spots.
Display and audio quality is sub-par.
External dock is a pain to pack.
Very loud fan under load.
Invasive Vaio software suite bundle is simply unnecessary.
Cost equivalent to feeding thousands of starving children for a month.
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