Editors Liked

  • Excellent performance, Long battery life
  • Lightweight, Good endurance, even with no extended battery, Matte display with versatile viewing angles
  • Attractive, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Metal trim on interior feels luxurious, Premium model provides class-leading display resolution, Sheet battery offers outstanding endurance
  • Sharp look; speedy; onboard disc drive; comfortable, backlit keyboard; excellent bundled software; optional battery sheet
  • Good performance; Ergonomic keyboard; Design; Battery life
  • Very light for an opticalequipped notebook, Fast for its class, Good keyboard, (Theoretically) rebootfree graphics switching, Understated good looks, A minimum of bundled thirdparty apps, Good value for the money, Some utility out of the Media Gallery app

Editors Didn't Like

  • Poor vertical viewing angles, Expensive
  • Flaky trackpad, Screen wobbles, Fan can get loud
  • Flimsy display lid, Loud system fan while under load, Unimpressive bang-for-the-buck, Bulky with sheet battery installed
  • Poor speakers, Webcam; some fan noise; disappointing 3D performance under DirectX 10; graphics don't auto-switch
  • Poor display quality; Hard touchpad buttons; No ExpressCard slot
  • Disappointing battery life, Build feels somewhat fragile, Multitouch trackpad seldom works as promised, Sony apps feel superfluous