Originally Posted by zadillo
It really depends on your needs th ough. The problem with the TX and the newer TZ is that they take the smallness too far; the screen real estate is limited and tiny, the keyboard is tough to type on (although the TZ's keyboard improves on the TX keyboard at least).
Oh, please, not that again. How many times do I have to debunk this? Listen up:
1. The 12" Powerbook G4 had a FULL-SIZE keyboard.
2. A 10" widescreen LCD would be EXACTLY the same width as a 12" standard LCD.
3. Ergo, something as small as a 10" widescreen LCD could theoretically have the same keyboard as the 12" PB, which many people thought was a very good keyboard. I thought it was one of the best laptop keyboards I've used.
Also, performance of the TX and TZ is generally garbage; if you read through notebook forums to see the experiences people have with these machines, you'll find that bootup times, application usage, movie watching, etc. can be painful.
Who boots up Macs often, especially Mac laptops? You do it once in a blue moon and put it to sleep when not in use. My Powerbook G4 has gone for well over a year without a reboot, shutdown or even logout. If this uses flash RAM as reported, it will be quite a bit faster than the Sonys. Never compare something Apple has yet to produce with something another company has already produced. People buy portable DVD players with 7" screens. You're saying 10 or 11" would be unacceptable for watching DVDs?