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Innovative Sony Laptop Is King of the Lightweight Hill

A Winner, Literally

We knew we had something special in our hands as soon as we took the Sony VAIO VGN-T350P out of its box. It is small and light, but crammed with a number of innovative features we have been waiting to see for a long time. With this computer, Sony raises the lightweight laptop computing bar several notches. We cannot wait to see what both Sony and other manufacturers do to top the VGN-T350P.

Weighing only 3 pounds and measuring 10.7 x 8.1 x 1.34", this laptop is a road warrior's dream. It delivered over 5 hours of battery life, and in some cases over 7 hours plus, depending on the test we ran - this is the best we have seen yet in such a small package. Performance, especially on battery, was also very good for a home and office mobile computer with limited graphics capability.

As if that were not enough, the arrival of this small wonder let us finally check off a couple of items on our lightweight laptop wish list. First, the VGN-T350P has a built-in Sony double layer read/write DVD/CD drive, and a very bright high-contrast wide screen display for watching DVDs and multimedia presentations. Even more impressive, however, is the VAIO's ... drum roll ... built-in fully functional wireless WAN capability. Yes, we said WAN .

Based on the innovative features and our tests, we present the Tom's Hardware Editors' Choice Award to Sony for its VAIO VGN-T350P.