Conclusion: In addition to the InterVideo TV- and DVD-watching and home-video-DVD-creating programs, the LifeBook comes with Sonic's RecordNow, Microsoft Works, the trial versions of Quicken and Norton AntiVirus 2005, and a cute corner-of-screen CD player.
Pros: A desktop replacement with solid performance and an outstanding, CRT-rivaling wide-aspect-ratio display
Cons: Somewhat bulky and heavy; battery life merely OK, Instant MyMedia a poor alternative to provided Windows TV/DVD/CD software
Conclusion: Beyond the functionality and features of notebooks, the most important factor considered by anyone interested in getting a notebook is still portability. While the value of the portability varies with different classes of notebooks, there is still a minimum level of compromise to be expected in each...