"Excellent ultraportable and CNET is full of morons."4.5 starson by rahulnirmal2000
Pros: Excellent LED screen, good battery life, incredibly sleek, sexy design.
Cons: Expensive, limited options outside Japan, too much bloatware.
Summary: First of all you CNET idiots, you say that the TZ got 4 hours and 17 minutes running on battery but it failed to reach the TX's 10 hour battery life. Well, did the TX get 10 hours playing DVDs!?!? I don't think so, that was probably using the system very lightly, its comparing apples to oranges. Playing a DVD is harsh on the battery but surfing the net or having it sit idle is NOT. It pains me that you are so stupid at times. Ugh.
Aside from the fact that the reviewers at CNET are braindead, this is an excellent ultraportable.
Once again, Sony shows it knows style, this is a very very very good looking notebook. The screen is absolutely superb, so thin and they still managed to fit a webcam, even if 0.3 megapixels, I'm surprised they managed to at all. I love the 16 by 9 widescreen, 1366x768 resolution, I wish more laptops had wider screens whereas they mostly have 16 by 10 ratio. Since the screen is small, everything also looks very crisp and lovely since the pixel density is high.
The keyboard feels comfortable to type on.
My biggest gripe is that I wish we had the options that Japan has. In Japan, you can customize the TZ to your liking and you also have more options such as gettin a Celeron M processor to save money or get a 160gb 5400 rpm hard drive in place of the optical drive. They let you customize everything. For instance here, if you want the Premium Carbon color, you have to get the highest end model, the TZ191N/X with 32gb SSD and 2gb ram but in Japan, you can pick that lid color with 1gb ram, the cheapest storage option which is just a 160gb hard drive, etc.
And they don't have all the crapware that we get on the system.