Summary: This seems more for kids than for people who are serious PC users. I absolutely hate the opening tiles and the extremely touchy touchpad! It's difficult to get anywhere inside the PC to change settings, especially things like SOUNDS, CONTROL PANEL, PROGRAMS. Gone is access to ALL PROGRAMS. I've had this item for months and get so frustrated with it after 10 o 15 minutes that I throw it into my sock drawer!
Summary: I was reluctant to order this based on other reviews I've read here, but it had the features I needed, and the smaller size for traveling. I have another Sony laptop, much older, so I trust the brand name. I had none of the problems others had, it performed perfectly on an extended 3 week trek through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Teton's. I use this to download and work on my pictures as well as for email and communication.
Summary: the reason i buy this laptop is because it says on the specification that it has a cd player and burner. This is so deceiving and not true. i just receive the item and I was so disappointed that it has no cd rom. If I could easily return this item I would have. Not a good experience with amazon shopping.
Summary: just over a month after purchasing this machine on amazon, it has crashed its os (Windows 8) almost 4 times forcing me to reload it each time. I lost a lot of important docs the first time as I had not backed them up. on top of it, trying to use the preloaded skype is fruitless as it freezes as soon as you try making a call.i have no idea whts e problem is but whatever it is I have lost trust in buying online
Summary: I've only had this laptop for a week, but so far I'm in love! I've never had a Sony laptop before, but heard they were great. This one is the perfect size for me to take traveling, or just using it at home. One thing I will suggest is getting a keyboard skin or cover for it. White keyboards have been known to get pretty nasty after a little while! Just a suggestion :) It's very fast and has great resolution.
Summary: I bought this computer for my 7 year old. She loves to do research and play games. Windows 8 is the worst operating system ever. It would be different if this computer were touch screen but it's not and working with this operating system with a touchpad mouse is a nightmare.