Glad I didn't read this...
Before I brought one! I'd have missed out on a great laptop! I'm trying to figure out the 75%... How can an Apple (that by your own benchmarks does not perform as well) has less connectivity options, lacks even a blu ray player, and has a crappily low resolution screen and costs as much get an extra 15% I have no idea...
Lighter than an a 15" HP Elite (my other half uses one for work) - so not hat heavy, a superbly crisp 120Hz screen that has almost perfect colour reproduction for photo editing (so much better than the Asus it replaced!) and amazingly fast.
The design sucks a bit I'll admit - but I have seen worse, and it's really not that unportable - providing you have a bag designed for a 16" laptop of course - but then isn't that obvious?
As for it not working - I have to say I have not had that problem. Put a BluRay in, hit the 3D button and 'ping!' I get 3D (not having installed anything extra than the bundled software).
The screen clasp thing isn't an issue - it's not like the lid randomly opens, you have to apply a bit of pressure for it work (and it's better than having to using a spring loaded clasp whilst trying to open it).
Does the reviewer hate Sony by any chance (don't blame them if they do, I don't like them - but this piece if kit has been great in the 6 weeks I have had it)