I also played a little bit with SZ120 in our local CompUSA in Rockville, MD and have to admit it's really gorgeous one!!!
No aparent fan noise with my ear down by the lappy on idle. Then I opened about 40 IE windows just to make it work a bit, and I really couldn't hear any diffrence , but keep in mind that the store was pretty noisy...
Heat on the palmrest area is not a big issue. In the S5X model, which was there for the last couple of months, it was much worse. Bottom of SZ was warmer than palmrest but nothing dramatic at all.
Screen was marginally worse (i mean dimmer ) than FE next to the SZ, both of them being on max brightnes. Maybe some more tweeking in graphic setting would help...White was not as snowie as in FE, but not bad at all. However, both FE and SZ had that infamous fading on screen sides on white screen.
Keyboard was somehow strange, maybe too soft? maybe to deep? I don't know...and my wife complained on the combination of aluminium with black keyboard. It does not look as attractive as on promo pics, really cool metal surface spoiled with cheapo-looking plastic keys
. Maybe the silver keybord option for $30 on SZ140 will look better? Btw, did anybody find any pic of that silver keboard somewhere?
Screen & keyboard things are just minor things for me. I am decided to get it anyway !!!!
Oh, does anybody know if SZ110/120 has 1x1GB or 2x512MB in it?