When it came time to accept the Windows XP license agreement by pressing F8, I discovered that my function keys are not working. That's too bad - the machine is not even 1 year old yet. Off it goes to Sony for repair.
In the mean time, I have been looking for a dual-core replacement Windows laptop. Not that many choices in the market yet. Thinkpad has an interesting one with their X60 laptop and it looks like Sony has one as well with their Sony Vaio SZ series.
The SZ is very similar to a new MacBook Pro -- Dual Core chips at 2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, 100GB HD, built in video camera, built in microphone, DVD burner. The main difference is the 13.1" widescreen display on the Sony vs. the 15" display on the Apple; and of course, only one of these machines can run both OS X and Windows XP. Sony also offers T-Mobile Edge wireless connection - a nice plus while traveling.
I am curious as how these 2 machines compare in the performance front. I am curious to see which system will do better with RAW photo conversions. Maybe it is time for an across the board laptop replacement!
Update: No sooner I posted this entry that I saw elsewhere that both Dell and Toshiba have announced their new lines of dual-core laptops... Maybe it is time to go back to Dells for my work laptop.