VAIO Fit 14 Touch Laptop
Worst electronic purchase ever
Purchased one of these laptops in August 13' with the I-7 processor and solid slate drive. From the moment I opened it I was disappointed. The laptop was put together poorly with pieces of rubber sticking out on the lid of the computer, the plastic appearing warped in some areas, and some pieces simply not fitting together too great. I actually had to snap some of the pieces boardering the screen into place. Depending on the Vaio update of the week, the brightness can NOT be adjusted; not with a F-control, not in settings, in NO way. The biggest issue is that these laptops have a massive wifi issue - the signal strength is horrible to the point where the wireless internet can not be used, it constantly drops signal (every 5 minutes or so) and when it isn't dropped, you have to literally be within feet of the router or you will have NO signal. To the point where if you have a large bedroom and go to the other side of the room from where the router is, you will be down to 1-2 bars of signal. You can Google the issue and see it's a MASSIVE problem which Sony has refused to correct. The problem is the awful wifi card it is equipped with, which can easily be upgraded for about $50 if you're willing to open your laptop and void the warranty. Which is the next issue. Early December Vaio care center notified me I had updates, upon updating my laptop - it crashed. Would not power on at all - it was completely bricked. The customer service was awful and frustrating. After a hour on the phone they confirmed that the laptop was entirely unresponsive and crashed, I shipped my laptop back in all the original packaging. About one week later I received my laptop back but without any of the original packaging which I shipped it in. Instead they sent it back in a amazon box, shrink wrapped onto cardboard. Inside the repair paperwork which said the motherboard and keyboard was replaced and that they did a BIOS upgrade. Upon inspection I see that not only am I missing all of my original packaging but that something is different, oh...The I-7 processor which is a $100 upgrade was replaced with a I-5 processor. After 45 minutes on the phone they finally confirmed that they are unsure as to why the processor had been swapped but their department was not sure what corrective action could be taken so that I should expect a call back from Sony within 24 hours.
Incredibly unhappy. My previous laptops were all VAIOs and it had become a brand I trusted and loved but this experience has RUINED it - I will NEVER purchase another Sony product. The laptop was put together poorly, the wifi card doesn't work which eliminates the purpose of a laptop(portable computer/internet), there are several small glitches with the laptop, Sony's own VAIO Care updates cause it to crash, the customer service is awful, and when they repair your computer they keep the packaging, and REMOVE components you paid extra for. Thank you Sony for selling me garbage which crashed during finals week. Now I have to wait for ya'll to correct yall's mistake, then I get to try and sell a $1,200 laptop with stripped screws and none of it's packaging before it crashes again. Biggest waste of money.
December 18, 2013
I am a student and i bought trusted Sony for the first time. To my disappointment, this model has BIG TIME wifi issues. The wifi gets disconnected way too often. It works fine when I'm 1-2 feet away from router, but in the library and other places, there is very less and slow coverage. Whereas, other laptops and macbooks work great at the same place. Additionally, during silent times, the fan kicks off so loud that it feels like the laptop is about to take off. O/w it is a very nice machine. SONY PLEASE FIX THESE GLITCHES! IT IS HIGH TIME AND YOU'RE LOOSING THE BATTLE.
November 22, 2013
worth the price
Thin, light, and good-looking. High quality sound system. Comfortable typing experience. Easy to change hard drive (all you need to do is remove the bottom board).
1. The screen is not a good quality screen (you can see the straight lines if you look carefully, but it is just not very apparent, I can live with it)
2. The backlit keyboard is dazzling when turned on.
3. Good for win 8; but I installed a win 7, then I cannot find any driver on the official site. I use a auto-install-driver software to do it. And the keyboard backlit is supposed to be turned off by Control Center, but I cannot find the win 7 driver for it either.
I think it just worth the price, I would recommend it if you want to use win 8. The screen is just a little weakness, but some people may not even notice.
September 28, 2013
I love this laptop, I don"t know a lot about computers but this does everything I wanted and more. It is easy to use and the slate pink is beautiful.
September 17, 2013