Summary: I had great delivery from seller. However "Y" key went bad and hard drive CRASHED. Sent back to Sony repair and they replaced hard drive, fan and repaired keyboard. Unfortunately this is the 3rd (TV, 3-laptops )product I've purchased from Sony in past few years and ALL three went bad. I have admired Sony products since I was a child because my Father (deceased) always purchased and loved SONY.
Summary: I bought this convertible here at amazon and about 4 months later it just quit working I sent it to Sony for repairs they said it not covered because there are non sony parts inside of it. And I know for a fact that it has never been out of my sight or had anything put inside the computer. All I do is turn them on and use them. So either Sony's technician is a liar or I was sold a used computer.
Summary: Pros: small footprint. connectivity. lightweight. Cons: keyboard. angle of screen. some software - fast access face recognition is bothersome and requires multiple resets. Pen input can be glitchy. Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade a disaster. caused complete meltdown. the machine not responsible for this, but the mfg software - VAIO Update - should pick all this up before it melts down. Required COMPLETE reinstall of system. Be WARE of Win 8.1!!!
Summary: Pros: - Thin and light, made of seemingly high quality materials. - Though it looks extremely fragile, all of the hardware feels very solid and durable. (I wouldn't test it though...) - Battery life has been outstanding. I can expect 10-12 hours of light use (screen-on time). - Fan is silent under typical load. Cons: - Sony quality control is apparently quite poor considering the premium pricetag.
Summary: this laptop is a dream. everything works better than i hoped. if youre new to win8 watch some videos to see what it can do. Don't update the wifi driver if you have good internet, because the update might ruin it. overall it feels like im using Space Age Technology, and i love using this laptop. the only non positive things i can say about this is .I wish it had magsafe type power port.
Summary: I love this machine, it fills my needs for needing a tablet when commuting on public transit in a big city, and yet still converts to a solid laptop without sacrificing the operating system, no mobile OS here just full blown Windows, as a side note, I have install Bluestacks on it to run my many Android apps flawlessly, so again the best of both worlds. Now I just carry my cell phone and this Sony Vaio.
Mostly excellent hardware hampered by software issues
Jerry H., Amazon
25 October 2013
Summary: When I first got this item, I was over the roof with happiness, the build is simply beautiful, though durability may be an issue (I've always kept mine at home, so no issue for me). I can confirm my Wifi is very weak, weaker than iPhone 3GS, and that is something earlier reviewers have commented on already.