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My Toshiba Libretto L5 has served me well for a year now, but it's
a little slow so I'm looking to replace it.  My highest priorities
are small size and light weight, but also need decent processing

After quite a bit of research, I've narrowed down the field to a
handful of notebooks.  They include:

    Sony VAIO TR5AP
    Sony VAIO X505            (small HD, no CD)
    IBM ThinkPad X40         (short batt life, no CD)
    Panasonic ToughBook CF-W2    (slower CPU, less RAM)
    Toshiba Dynabook SX        (poor review, batt life)

My dings are listed in parens, and it looks like the Sony TR5AP is
the one for me.  It's pricey at $3000, but my second choice (the
Dynabook) is almost $1000 more.  Also, the TR5AP is available in
the US (although I've had a good experience with Dynamism for my

Any comments on the TR5AP (or other suggestions) would be most


Re: Comments on Sony TR5AP

Theodore Heise wrote:
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I'd be real careful before buying a Sony.

In addition to costly replacement parts, over the past few years
they've developed one of the worst reputations for after-the-sale

It's too bad, 'cause they look great!


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