VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook
With accessories, I spent almost $2000 on this baby and for that amount of money, yes, I do expect perfection. The worst thing about this laptop is the touchpad. Every time the laptop is in my lap, the touchpad picks up heat or something from underneath the laptop which causes the cursor to jump all over the screen or to disappear. I checked every hardware setting and have updated all software and BIOS. It is not user error. I also had to send the laptop in for a faulty fan which went really loud and would not turn off or slow down. I mean, really? Sony is supposed to be the best in the market. What's up? The pros: lightweight and small size; long long battery life, super fast with 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM though I'd like to see more like 12 GB RAM. Incidentally, when I was without a laptop for the 3 weeks it took Sony to get my laptop repaired and returned to me, I went to a big box electronics store and bought a super low-end laptop for $280. Seriously. And honestly, I think I prefer that one, although it is not as small as the Sony. I'm putting my Vaio up for sale.
November 12, 2013
Great computer. Windows 8 is awful. Touchpad bad
Fantastic computer. Fast. Ultralight. Peripheral friendly.
I have several macbook air computers and a number of fast gaming computers. This laptop is as good as any of them.
However, the Windows 8 redesign is terrible. It is impossible to find things since the start button is gone. A download can cure this but then the touchscreen is not available.
The touchpad cannot be permanently disabled - this makes typing just about impossible. It is necessary to disable the touchpad for each startup. why there is no feature to permanently disable the touchpad is a key design problem.
September 23, 2013
Fast Delivery on BTO
8 days from placing order, manufacturing, shipping, to my doorstep. Came out of Yantai, CN to SoCal in 2 days. Very nice!
My only gripe so far is with respect to the available accessories specific to this model. I'm stunned that the most excellently designed accessory of all-time, the VGP-WAR100 WiFi Router isn't available thru Sony USA. What gives Sony??
September 12, 2013
Very light laptop
This laptop is really light and really great looking. Unfortunately, for the price I paid, I expected a nice leather case that should have come with the laptop instead of having to shell out an extra $50 dollars for one. Laptop works well except for the mouse pad which is too sensitive as I constantly accidentally brush it and it causes me to jump around places when I am typing which is annoying. Battery for the core i7 seems to drain pretty fast too.
September 11, 2013