A satisfied under-the-thumb 1330 customer writes...
I've had the 1330 for a couple of months now (after a six week wait following my order) and I'm absolutely loving it.
It's the first laptop I've owned and, as it was a joint purchase, my g/f set out a clear specification to be met before purchase was approved. It had to match Sony for style (but cost half as much) and had to weigh less than 2kg (17" monsters need not apply for sofa surfing). We weren't gonna plump for a Macbook so until the 1330 appeared we weren't gonna be buying owt.
This 1530 looks like it could fit to my living room setup quite nicely. It really is up there in terms of design quality/style.
We've still only got a crappy old 14" portable TV/VCR (+ Cambridge amp to make things audibly tolerable) cos the g/f protests that "big tellys are vulgar". I tend to agree. So the 1530 might be a persuasive way of tidying up our home tech setup. Two sofa surfers at once (1330 for the lady, I'll have the 15 incher...). Plonk the 1530 onto the amp (& stick in a DVB stick) and you've got a TV+PVR+CD/DVD/BluRay player. Or hook it up to a projector via HDMI and you've got a nice and compact home cinema/gaming setup.
Please add the 1530 to the following list:
500GB USB HDD
What can I get for a working 14" portable TV/VCR, CD/DVD player, 15" Dell Dimension Desktop and a last-gen games console?
No TV subscription from now on thanks, your telly is no better than freeview and V+ is overpriced.
Stick yer inferior to CRT, big HD LCD TV FUD, I'm off to buy a projector of t'interweb.