LaptopLogic: "Sony is known for putting a little emphasis on style, and the FW-270j is no exception. The minimalist design features a sleek silver chassis. The webcam peers out at you from its reflective gray housing, but that is virtually the only thing marring the fluid silver. Below the display on either side there are large hinges, the rightmost hinge sporting a glowing green band which lights up when the computer is on. In between the hinges lies the large speaker bay and some small media control buttons, colored silver of course. The keyboard is given a generous border, and aside from a small VAIO logo and a few unsightly stickers there is nothing but a well camouflaged trackpad on the large palmrest. One stylistic choice that disagreed with us however was the lid. It's black with a large silver VAIO logo in the middle, which is fine, but we can't understand why Sony chose to abandon the sleek look by giving it a grainy matte finish which was uncomfortable to the touch."