"Best compromise available"5.0 starson by k2au5
Pros: 14 inch screen, light, good battery life, good quality, modular bay
Cons: weak speakers
Summary: Still the best combination of features, battery life and weight with a 14 inch screen available. CPU and RAM are fine, graphic is absolutely sufficient for office use and the DVD-R is great for backups. I particularly like the modular bay and the possibility it gives me to reduce weight or increase battery life up to 8 hours. Plus, I could add different drives if desired.
Weight of just under 2 kg is acceptable. The main battery (4.5 hours) could be more powerful, as could be the speakers. Documentation does not include instructions on changing the harddisk and it is a bit annoying that the machine has no in-build microphone.
Overall, even with the Toughbook Y2 around, I would still buy this notebook today, particularly as it comes at a very reasonable price and is of sturdy quality.