Summary: Great features and excellent battery life. The only "downside" is the way it was shipped, Not enough protection in shipping container And it was just left WITHOUT signing for it, on my back porch. It could have easily been stolen!
Summary: Sony Vaio is great. Windows 8 is not. Overall I am happy. I installed Linux on it, and it and it is much better now. Not sure what they were thinking when they made Windows 8, it's like a tornado tore through Windows 7, and then no one cleaned it up and then decided to rename it instead, to Windows 8. As far as the laptop itself, it is great. I got the silver finish one, and it feels like a really nice and solid unit. Does not feel cheap in any way.