why a Vaio? the Xbrite screens are a bonus, but why a sony? a simularly configured smaller brand system could a better deal. As you've read the CL56 by Compal is a popular option because it is fast and loaded for the latest games. But at nearly 6-7 lbs it is not for you. there is that super skinny 2lbs vaio out there...(dont remember model name). it is not as fast, but seems to get the job done. if performance isn't a top priority for you, you might want to check out TabletPCs because these tend to be lighter. And to cross teh final fronteer, Apple Powerbook 15" could be for you unless you cant stand OS X and if it is in your price range.