"Not the best in it's class, but def the lighest."4.0 starson by JBalI17
Pros: Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, Lenovo all have similar laptops w/ the same specs for maybe $100 cheaper, but this one is by far the lightest! I bought it cuz it's under 5 lbs. Thin and sleek, plus a lot of viewing screen when set to 1920 x 1080.
Cons: For a 3rd-gen i7, it feels a little slow, prob due to the bloatware. Other laptops have a GTX vid card as opposed to 640GT on the VAIO, but the GTX adds MUCH more weight. Only other things to note are the wobbly screen & finicky mouse pad.
Summary: Everyone basically came out with their own line of 3rd-gen i7 laptops, all with about the same specs. Asus kills it with on paper with their GTX video card and rugged design, but those things are tanks at ~9 lbs. Everyone else basically has the same 640GT 2GB vid card, hdd option (no ssd version for the VAIO), and WiDi. And while the Sony is on average about $100 more than the others, none of the ones I saw were anywhere as thin or light as the Sony VAIO. People have complained about the battery life and the track pad so it might not be the best choice for the road warrior that needs to operate on 8 hrs of battery and no peripherals. However, I don't need that kind of battery life, and I bought a wireless mouse cuz, let's face it, a wireless mouse works better than ANY trackpad. The screen wobbles a little more than I want it to, probably due to how thin it is (some people thought this was the Z Series). Overall, I'm happy I got it. I'll probably upgrade the RAM to 12GB and a SSD, but I'll wait until they get stupid cheap in a couple years. For now, it'll handle everything I throw at it (except maybe the brand newest video game at uber-max video settings, and hammers).