Rated 5 out of 5 by Engineeringstudent Excellent quality inside and out
Aspiring engineer and incoming college freshman speaking. I originally looked into getting a laptop that would just meet my basic needs, (and eventually be able to handle programs such as autocad and the like) but instead fell in love with this higher quality choice. Everything runs quickly and smoothly; I've had no problems with lag or delay. I didn't anticipate playing pc games of any kinds; however, since I had opted for the 2 gigs of dedicated nvidia graphics, I decided to run a few high-resolution games, such as rollercoaster tycoon 3 platinum(nothing too serious), as well as professional-grade multi-function music recording and processing softwares. Everything has been quick and responsive thus far. What's more, this laptop is beatiful, it is STUNNING. I cannot stress enough that the pictures online do not do the visual aspect of this computer justice. It's sleek, thin design gives it an edgy, modern look that is sure to please. The keyboard is ergonomic and quiet, with just the right amount of "click", and the back-lit keys look perfect, never too dim or too bright. If you're looking for a quality laptop for a great value, (despite the moderately high price) I would definitely recommend this laptop.
August 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SARASA DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
I have a VAIO laptop for only 1 and half years and during this period, I had three big issues which made this laptop unusable for many days. In addition, their service is not good. They do not have good and available service centers within different part of US. The agents are not up-to-date and each one gave me different information. I am working with laptops for more than 15 years and this laptop is the worst one ever seen. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON VAIO LAPTOPS.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mxracer4554 Great Laptop
Overall this is a good buy. One of the BEST features is how the fans vent up towards the screen. This is truly amazing as it blows in a direction that will never get annoying. My only real complaint is that windows 8 has some glitches. Otherwise, Sony did a fantastic job with the physical appearance and software they include. Performance is great!
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TechEnthusiast Great Design; Great Function
Concerning looks, this laptop is fancy and high-class, but the structure is solid and ergonomic. The key lighting is perfect and doesn't distort the printing on them.
The touch screen system works fine, and the HD monitor is fantastic. However, you'll have to view it at the proper angle to get the colors perfect.
With 12GB of RAM and a hybrid drive, this computer boots around 3 seconds, which includes the resource intensive firewall and antivirius software I have installed. All the programs load fast and there's generally no problem.
Windows 8 is kind of lame though.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by thechief Top Quality
Its an awesome laptop. Great speed and high screen quality. Its the perfect weight and very reliable. Its great for multimedia and entertainment purposes but it also gets a lot of other work done. The design is beautiful and comfortable to type. I am highly satisfied with this laptop.
September 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by GeorgeR Microphone dead on arrival.
If I would not be going for 2.5 months trip I would return it. I scrambled getting auxiliary microphone/cam before the trip. It supposed to get fixed after I return from EU but it includes replacing the mother board so 2 days of my life will be spent to load all of the software. I called twice online support, first experience was unacceptable, the second one, was OK and in English.
August 21, 2013