My EU 1080p LCD is awesome :)
Yes, it's not the same screen. You will get the glossy 1920x1080 screen.
Palmrest is indeed in plastic.
We have a +4 years old VGN-A517B, used every day. Never had any problem with it. Other Sony was a FZ21Z, used for 1 year, and sold in perfect...
Perfect post for a clean install.
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