Very fast, quiet, great, large FullHD 1080p 17in screen, HDMI port, optical out,
Vista Performance Rating:
Graphics (Aero) 5.9
Graphics (Gaming) 5.3
As you can see, this is a true desktop replacment, with great Vista performance.
The things I dislike:
The keyboard, which does not feel as nice as my previous Vaio
The unit feels a bit "plasticy"
Worst of all, the horrendous amount of garbage software loaded. It took me a whole evening to clean out all the trial software and useless rubbish. Of course you DONT get a Visa installation disc to install from clean, and are forced to make backup DVD's which include all the rubbish software.
All in all, the hardware is great, the software bundle again is driven by Sony's corporate tie-ins, rather than what people want.