Rated 2 out of 5 by Khalid313 Don't Waste Your time--- very disppoining
honestly.... don't waste your time. I got my 14" Vaio Flip for 10 days. since I got it out of the box, I spent a lot of time trying to fix problems such as the touch screen sensitivity issue, Vaio updates, windows updates, crashing internet browser..... etc
although I have fixed these problems, I end up having the following issues which I couldn't live with:
1. High Fan noise... Sony suggested to send the send the laptop for repair #brand new laptop#.
2. Battery that can't last for 3 hrs.
3. high temperature CPU which reaches constantly 80C
I have could lived with the battery issue but believe me you won't tolerate the fan noise which is very disappointing. the fan noise was louder than my 6 years old Thoshipa.
I end up returning the laptop and now I got a Lenovo ideapad Yoga pro 2. which is amazing, get it from best buy or a retailer which is cheaper than Lenovo online store. sony is just trying to get rid of this many problems laptop product.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeenieFL So far, so good!
I have had this laptop for a few days and so far it has worked great!! It's light weight, the screen is really sharp, the touch screen is responsive and the flip feature is great! I have been using it as a tablet when I sit and watch TV, it is too big to be used as a 'real' tablet, i.e. kindle or iPad, but it is a 14' laptop..... The fan can be a little loud at times when running multiple programs but this has happened in my other laptops as well. The auto brightness on the screen sometimes makes the screen brighter at random times but it is not a big concern. I have not had issues with any wifi and this includes the wifi at my house and at my university. I was also a little skeptical about Windows 8 hearing others issues but upgraded to 8.1 with no problem and if you actually take the time to learn it, it works really well with the touch screen. Overall I am extremely happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone!
February 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SgtSharki Excellent Lap Top, Okay Tablet
I bought my Sony Flip back in December. I wanted to give it some time before writing a review. Long story short, I'm very satisfied with this purchase. This is one of the best lap tops I've ever had.
Screen and sound - The high res screen is excellent. Crystal clear picture and no defects. It can get a little smudgy, but that's a minor complaint. The speakers are great, too.
Keyboard - The keys are nice and responsive and back light is a welcome feature. Even the spacing works.
Track Pad - I don't use the track pad much, but it's nice and responsive.
WiFi - There are a few reviews which complained about the WiFi, I think this problem has been solved. I've had a few drops here and there, but nothing that really hampered my online usage.
Tablet mod - To be honest, the Flip makes a better lap top than a tablet. It works fine in tablet mode, it's just kind of awkward to hold because of the size and weight. Plus, when ever I'm reading something in full screen mode in Adobe Reader, I'm constantly dropping back into regular mode by clicking the wrong place. If you plan to use this as a table a lot, you're probably better off with just a tablet.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by connorpiper99 Great Computer, fun features
I wanted a ultrabook from Sony and this was my choice, the Pro was too fragile for me and there was no other choice for me!
I got the 14 inch model, because I dd not want the 13" model and the 15" was too big. This computer exceeded my expectations! If you forget the screen, then the computer is really thin and light. The screen is heavier than the actual computer! And almost as thick! But Sony made the flipping mechanism very strong, it wont be breaking soon! Another thing, the screen is very nice. The colors are awesome, and the viewing angles are perfect. But that is thanks to IPS. Everything about this computer is perfect, except two things.
One: The screen is strong but heavy, causing the computer to be hard to carry, all the weight is from the screen, so it falls over on un-stable surfaces.
Two: The auto brightness, even if you tell it to go to 100% brightness, it will still control itself. On the Sony forums people have had the same problems. The answer is a little button in the VAIO control center, this computer does not have the option to turn off the Auto-Brightness though. I don't know if its just mine.
BTW: It does make a terrible tablet. But i never use that!
January 4, 2014