Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Diadia Slow
I had to update the system just to play the sims 3 that i just bought. It has taken over an hour and still is not done. Im not pleased at all i just want to play my game!!!!!
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by DarlingDani LOVE this computer!!!
Being a student, I had a laundry list of things I wanted to achieve in a laptop (that wasn't an Apple) and after looking pretty much EVERYWHERE, I was skeptical that I'd ever find my dream computer. Then I saw a review on cnet for the Sony S series of laptops. Lightweight, nice design, plenty of available RAM, backlit keyboard, etc....seemed like it was exactly what I had wished for, but I've had bad experiences with purchasing computers online in the past, so I was hesitant to actually take the leap and place an order.
After receiving this beauty of a laptop, my only regret is that I didn't order it much, much sooner! To call it "lightweight" really doesn't do it justice: lifting it with one hand, it really feels like it's almost the same weight as an iPad. Impressive. The design is very apple-esque (I really loathe to compare it to Apple, but that seems to be what everyone is looking for.) Beautiful magnesium alloy lid (AKA just like aluminum, but lighter) and while the underside feels more like plastic, I don't look at the bottom of my computer much so I don't really care. I also ordered a couple of custom keyboard skins (you can see the navy one in my photo) and I love the look this gives my computer, while also giving it extra protection.
I noticed a couple of reviews complaining about fan noise, but the nice thing about Sony is that they give you software to customize just about anything you want to adjust. If you want more ventilation and a little more noise, you can do that, or vice versa. I also got the Netgear Push2TV adapter so that I can stream videos, surf, etc on my TV without having to plug anything in, which is really nice. The only complaint (a very minor complaint) is that I wish there was a 1600x900 option for screen res, because without it, there is a minor lack of screen clarity. But if that were truly a deal breaker for me, I could have gotten a Z (at a much higher cost) so it's a fair trade off.
Bottom line: if you're as picky as I am and you're on the fence about actually ordering, just DO IT. You won't regret it! And the standard shipping is uber fast also. I got mine in about 2 days after it was built. I could not be happier!
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FunkyMonkey Great System
I bought a PS3 when they first came out and it is STILL GOING STRONG! So, to all those people who complain about them failing, it's about how you take care of it. The new ones work great as well AS LONG AS THEY ARE TAKEN CARE OF. Most people just scratch games up and treat their PS3 like they can run around with it in hand. Treat the system properly and it will be worthwhile. My new one for college will hopefully last for a while.
June 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cbear Good purchase but keep old systems
Pro's and con's sum it up.
June 22, 2012