Sony and their rootkit shows their true nature. If you have followed Sony over the years, the nature of the company has not changed (rootkit as the prime example.)
Sony continues to think of it's customers as the enemy and should be avoided when possible. Sadly as their sales decline the likely response is more attacks on the customers (see the recent DVD rootkit debacle.)
-> About the graphics. ANY shared memory graphic system usually underperforms a dedicated RAM and chipset solution. If you want to play games, get the dedicated RAM solution. If you play DVDs, solitaire, get the GMA since you'll get more time on the battery.
1: I have read that in the past Sony's customer service made Alienware's look like a gift from Heaven (no offense to Alienware fans, I just have personally had terrible experiences with Alienware's support...perhaps I had a lemon?) I also read that Sony's head honcho for its laptops division (sorry, don't know his name) said that Sony recognized the problem and promised a vast improvement in service. Does anyone know if they have made good on their word?
2. I am very interested in the Sony SZ series. But as its graphics card, the SZ lists "NVIDIA