Summary: This is a fantastic little laptop that I have had for 7 months now. It is so light, has excellent battery life (I get 5.5 hours out of it on a regular basis, with wireless on and screen brightness & sound up) and is perfect for watching DVDs, surfing the net, etc. Whilst the price was pretty extreme, I had always wanted a Vaio and I certainly never regretted it afterwards.
Pros: Looks great (in my opinion) Fantastic battery life Beautiful bright, clear screen inbuilt webcam & microphone Has a DVD multi drive
Cons: Expensive! Screen does feel quite flimsy around the edges, but have never had a problem Got recalled for battery fault
Summary: Pray that the one you get doesn't have a HDD protection chip problem because sony australia won't be able to locate the problem or fix it. I had to take it back to Sony HK and pay $5000HK to get it fixed when it should have been covered by the warranty.
Pros: Lightweight Battery Life
Cons: Service centre is poor and lacking in service. HDD slow Need to make your own recovery disk
Summary: Ok I bought the VGN-TZ28GN/X in Singapore with the 48GB SSD and 2GB ram and draft N wireless and I have to say its a pretty awesume laptop. The SSD makes a big difference in performance and the laptop even with Vista is faster and more resposive then my old Toshiba 2ghz centrino.
Pros: SSD Draft N wireless Size and quality. Battery life LED backed display Big saving buying in Singapore
Cons: Keyboard can be hard to see in low light due to the glare from the very bright LED display
Summary: My main problem with this is in Australia its a total rip off. I can save around $1000 aussie dollars buying it in Singapore. Sony seems to be profiteering by not passing on the savings from the favorable exchange rate. Also they dont sell the 64gb SSD and 200gb HD model outside Japan. I dont have a need for a DVD player in something like this so I am keen to get the model with the DVD replaced with a HD as well as the SSD.
Pros: Nice size and design
Cons: Lack of combined SSD and HD models in Australia Way to expensive in Australia. No santa rosa chipset No Windows XP downgrade No draft N wireless like in Japan models No HSPDA in Austrlian models