I’ve recently had my work laptop upgraded to a Sony VAIO VBCEB1Z0E, which is pretty nice (nice = lighter, faster, higher res screen, and runs cooler too!).

And the WEI for it it this:


However, from running a virtual machine on it, in VMware Workstation (my virtualisation tool of choice), I get a WEI of this:


So, the Virtual machine has faster Desktop graphics, and faster primary hard disk. Given that, if VMware can beef up their 3d Graphics and  Memory access drivers, then a VM on this laptop could be faster than the actual laptop. How cool would that be ?