"well worth it!"4.5 starson by shipdriver
Pros: lightweight, packed w/useful capability
Cons: really needs 2GB RAM; junk-ware loaded onboard
Summary: It's not too tough to clear off the junk software that comes preloaded... it's actually helpful: while you are sifting and sorting, you get the software build down to the tools you will actually use on the road. (And since everyone's needs are different, Sony put a batch of stuff on there.) It is ESSENTIAL to upgrade to 2 GB RAM... Vista will be pretty slow without it. Use a good Registry Editing application to get the speed up to where you need it. Sony also offers a useful (if elementary) course on Vista, which this XP user found quite helpful.
Bottom Line: worth the cost ($1700 delivered) and VERY much appreciated when carrying this thru the 3rd airport on a road trip!