"I was considering this laptop until I saw it has a 4200rpm harddisk. This will zap performance. Even more frustrating is that they fit 5400rpm drives to the cheaper FW models. Sony have had a habit of doing this for several years and it's frustrating. It's not just with the FW range either. There's no excuse for 4200rpm drives, especially in a laptop this size. My aging Vaio A117S was high end and came with a 4200rpm drive so I'm more savvy this time around."
"The graphics card is equivalent to the GF 8600 GT, so it isnt bad. Especially considering Sony tend to put cheap graphics cards even in their expensive models. However this class of graphics card is a couple of years old now and it would be nice if some progress was made."