Sony’s SZ series of VAIO notebooks is designed to bring power computing to a reasonably compact and lightweight (sub-2kg) design. The original SZ1 series has been updated with SZ2 systems, all of which sport 1GB of SDRAM as standard. There are versions with built-in fingerprint recognition and a camera above the screen for video conferencing, and both of these features can be found in the £1,361 (ex. VAT) VGN-SZ2XP model. The system supplied to us for review is more basic, and although it's still suitable for many business users, it does come with Windows XP Home rather than Professional.