Summary: Love the product, it replaces another Sony computer, which I have had for the past 10 years without a single issue, still running. The end of XP support is the only reason for the replacement. My only issue is the price, $500.00 over list price, which was, $1,599.99. The computer was Shipped on time and found in NEW condition as listed. So, YES...I would recommend the product and Amazon to family and friends. Thank you Robert L. Green Jr.
Summary: My HP computer failed after two years, so I decided to return to Sony computers which have never failed or died on me. I also bought a Sony external hard drive to back up my data. My only difficulty was transferring my data from one Windows 8.1 computer to another. Fortunately, Microsoft technicians spent hours on the phone helping me. This computer works beautifully, takes up little space, and is a joy to work on. I'm sorry I ever left Sony.
Great computer but Windows 8 ruins it! Reformat to Windows 7!!!
4 March 2014
Summary: Thus computer is great! The fact that Windows 8 is on it ruins it! If you buy this Reformat the hard drive to Windows 7 or wait for Windows 9 due out April 2015.. Hopefully Microsoft gets it right thus time!
Summary: If you're buying this unit to burn all your old stuff from your old camcorders to Blu-Ray, make sure a component connection is acceptable. There is no firewire connection (or PDMCIA port for adapter connection) or S-Video. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet Of course it does fine with HDMI on my SR11.