The press releases on this website are provided for historical reference purposes only. Sony sent a few along with our review unit and we have to say we love the feel of the soft silicone rubber — the hot pink and blue colors are a little much, but it does add something to the rather sterile design. Our unit came with Windows 7 Home Premium and the resulting extra software, but we were actually very happy to see Google Chrome installed and it saved us the step of having to download another browser. We have few complaints about the horizontal viewing angles of the screen as we were able to comfortably watch an episode of Mad Men with a friend; vertical angles on the other hand were a letdown. More than that, we can't help but look at the better Core i3 and Blu-ray deals to be had. Either way, the Core i3 processor in our system scored higher than some Core i5-powered machines on the benchmarks, and in everyday use it was very snappy.
That's not good by any measure, but honestly we don't anticipate many leaving home with this machine anyway. However, Sony is selling colored rubber skins to protect the keyboard from dust and debris, or in our case spilled coffee and Tostito crumbs. This technology has made it possible to express differences in color more accurately. We want to note here that our review unit had a 2. Honestly, we don't know why this sort of thing has been happening on larger systems, but we did get used to the positioning after some use. The heart and soul of the system is its ultra wide 1,600 x 900-resolution, 17.
Flat out pun intended , the speakers above the keyboard deck are, well. It's a fairly slick looking piece of software, but there's nothing here that Microsoft Photo Gallery or Windows Media Player couldn't do for ya. Please note that certain information may have changed since the date of release. They're loud enough, but we just expected to hear a fuller sound when listening to tunes and watching videos. Additionally, the system comes with Sony's Media Gallery, which organizes all local multimedia into different panes and a timeline view. We actually wrote this entire review with Microsoft Word on one side and Firefox on another.
. All media controls are along the function row on the keyboard. The braille-like touchpad does support multitouch gestures, but oddly didn't respond to two finger scrolling — the left side of the pad does function as a scroll strip, however. Since we spent much of our time sitting in front of a 13- or 15-inch laptop, the wider screen made a huge difference when keeping multiple windows open at the same time. Though, this really isn't the sort of system we'd recommend moving around in the first place. Hit that 'read more' link to find out in.
We will update this review when Sony sends us the final configuration. No really, we don't care how strong you think you are, the 16. While the rounded, plastic keys are nicely spaced, they are fairly clicky and they make a slightly distracting sound. Under the lid, things are kept just as minimalistic — the entire deck is covered in white plastic, and the palm rest is shiny with a slight speckle to it. The right and left mouse buttons are a bit mushy, but comfortable.
It also enhances color composition, vividly reproducing hard-to-display natural colors. There was no fitting it in a 16-inch laptop case or even in our large backpack. It strengthens subtle patterns and accurately portrays their detailed feel, as well as reinforces bold outlines. It can display the subtle differences of various reds, blues, and greens, as well as emerald green. The quality of the screen is also impressive — it's glossy, but not too much so.
Images are clear enough to recognize and tag text, allowing for easier, more effective and efficient searching and editing. The actual battery run time will vary depending on the settings and usage condition. It analyzes elements depending on the scene and adjusts them based on pattern, outline and color composition. . . . .
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