Vaios have always been termed as the flimsy laptops to be kept with extreme care. Here is the answer- The Z11Z9E has matte black finish (I am not sure of other colours being launched yet) and is rock solid. Scratch it, drop it, it doesn't crack. Laong with that it brings the typical features that a Vaio always brings with it- Good looks, great sound and fluid performance. The Core i7 processor is the latest on theblock and gives optimum speed. The hard drive capcity of 256 GB could have been a little bit more but for a laptop priced around £700, you can probably complain less. It has a 6 GB Ram which is great for gaming (although personally, I never found any more need than 4 GB). The 17 inch screen is an obvious choice for making it ideal for gaming. All the regular features of other laptops in this price range are present. All in all worth a buy!!