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A choppy viewing experience
A choppy viewing experience
When I started this test, I was more inclined to use the VAIO, since I have been a PC user for 20 years. (I recently bought the latest HP Pavilion laptop, and the VAIO beat it hands down.)

Unlike Apple, Sony seems to have thrown in every feature but the kitchen sink. You can even browse the Internet from anywhere you have a phone signal, as the VAIO has a Sprint EVDO card built in. (You have to pay for Sprint service, of course.)

But as time wore on, the VAIO became less attractive. For example, high-def movie trailers played flawlessly on the Air and really showed off its screen. Sony's processor was not powerful enough to render video smoothly, so it was a choppy, unpleasant viewing experience.

NEXT: Nice price, lackluster performance

Last updated April 25 2008: 9:24 AM ET