Summary: Thanks to its good performance and battery life, the $1,359 Sony VAIO VGN-SR390NAB is one of the best 13-inch notebooks you can get at this price. The Dell Studio XPS 13 has even faster graphics for about the same price, and has a more striking design. But, at least for business travelers, we prefer the VAIO SR for its more manageable portability and better endurance.
Pros: Above-average performance, Long battery life, Strong wireless range, Understated lightweight design, Home and Office modes change the buttons on the chassis,
Cons: Mediocre webcam, Includes more software and trialware than other SMB notebooks,
Excerpt: Come early-August you might reconsider switching your old PC laptop for a Macbook . Not everyone needs a Mac after all. The Sony VAIO SR is a gorgeous little machine. It’s a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Centrino 2) powered laptop with a 13.3 inch LED backlit XBRITE display, up to 320GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM, biometric fingerprint security, 6 hours of battery life and a bevy of other features.
Excerpt: When Intel’s Centrino 2 refresh hit this summer, Sony was one of the first companies to have products available. They made some very big changes to their lineup and replaced a number of popular lines (like the TZ and SZ) with new models, including 13.3-inch Z and SR models, and as well as new 14-, 15-, 16-, and 18-inch products. Despite the update their line of offerings is actually a bit confusing, but there are some very interesting notebooks available.