By Cisco Cheng  |  Posted 2004-06-04 Print this article Print

Sony Corp., www.sonystyle.com
$2,999.99 direct
Spec Data:
1.1-GHz Intel ULV Pentium M, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 20GB hard drive, 64MB Intel 855GME graphics, 802.11g wireless, two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire port, 10.4-inch display, 1.8-pound system weight (2.6-pound travel weight), Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

Light as a feather. Razor-thin. Great design.
Cramped keyboard. Steep price.
Bottom Line:
The Sony VAIO VGN-X505ZP is a gorgeous system wrapped in a beautiful, razor-thin, and featherweight body. Despite the cramped keyboard, this notebook is sure to make a splash.

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Cisco Cheng is PC MagazineÔÇÖs lead analyst for laptops and tablet PCs. He is responsible for benchmarking, reviewing, and evaluating all laptops and tablet PCs. Cisco started with PC Magazine in 1999 as a support technician, testing printers, PC components, networking equipment, and software. He became the lead analyst for the laptop team in 2003 and since has written numerous reviews, buyer guides, and feature stories for both PCMag.com and the print magazine.

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