Yikes. This article is in need of some editing. First off hvx-200 still had a mini dv tape deck in it. But that's getting pedantic.
As to the Varicam. Body only does not weigh 14lbs. I'm assuming he weighed it with baseplate, viewfinder, control panel, etc. you can strip the body down to about 6-7lbs plus lens and battery for gimbal or steadicam work. Pretty reasonable weight. Though the length can be problematic.
The article implies that you can use the old readily available p2 cards. And you can. But only for legacy formats. Express P2 is new for the new gen Varicams and requires a new reader. Anything above basic 1080 requires the newer cards. Or an odyssey/shogun.
C700 renters are prob not stepping UP to a Varicam LT. I'm guessing he meant c300 mk2??
I'm an owner of the camera and I can't believe the biggest gripes weren't mentioned. The lack of physical audio controls and the long boot up. I realize this review might be weighted forwards big cinema style productions since he cameras is being compared to arris and reds. But those who are looking to rent as an alternative to an fs7 or c300 should know about these issues. For me the image workflow and quality make it the superior camera for a lot of situations.