Sony Vaio VGN-SZ2XP/C pros and cons
- weight !!!
- speed, power
- superb 13"3 screen
- silent and amazingly fast and big disk ; suspend to disk my 1Gig of ram is incredibly fast, I love it
- keyboard is excellent, as always with Sony laptops
- incredible quality of the builtin video camera ; Wengo people could not believe their eyes when they saw an unoptimized still image or video stream coming from that microcam...
- as always with Sony, a real hardware switch to turn wifi on/off
- for the 1st time in my life, a fingerprint reader that REALLY works and always recognizes me... To be compare with HP and IBM fingerprint readers...
- of course, can boot from an external USB disk
- complexity of the power management, despite of its power
- power adapter using a quite uncommon socket on laptop side
- crazy price of the 7hrs battery
- WinXP not on a CD but on a partition you can save on 2 single-layer DVDs or one dual-layer DVD
- Phenix BIOS far too simple
Overall, it's an excellent choice. I am very happy with this laptop, and I think Dell lost me as a customer.