Originally Posted by RIT
That would be the size of the drive after the hidden partition. Sony places a hidden restore partition on its drives for you to make restore disks from. It effectively takes between 4-6 GB of your hard disk for all of the restore files. After you make your restore disk you could delete it if you wish using software such as partition magic.
by the way, I heard so many complains about this notebook. what most people realize this is supposed to be more of a "budget" laptop. I think the price is very good for all the goodies included in this nice looking laptop. Besides the battery life (I test last night and you're right, it's suck , I like this laptop very much (design, size, screen, keyboard) Generally, it have excellent hardware in my opinion. I am gonna keep mine