from Toronto on 4/23/2011
'Uncertain what went wrong with the prior reviewer's order, but it appears to be now remedied (April 2011): I received the component as described. The battery was silver coloured and fit correctly. It is not bulky or overly heavy, and protrudes from the base (about an inch more than the VGP-BPS12 standard battery) enough to set the keyboard on a slight angle towards the user when on a flat surface. I was hesitant to order the 'L' battery based on the prior review but these parts are slowly vanishing as older model laptops become obsolete (planned?). If your original battery is now unable to hold a full charge, I would recommend this product before your laptop becomes restricted to a 20 minute life, off its leash.