Summary: I gifted this to my sister and its hardly been 5 months and she has already had 2 issues with the laptop for which she had to take it to the Sony service center.. I have owned a Sony Vaio laptop before and HP Pavilion as well but have never come across such issues...very disappointing..
Summary: This computer is a really big waste of money. If you are thinking about buying this, do yourself a giant favor and don't. Save your money and buy something of better quality. Window's 8 is a gigantic disappointment, and because of how this laptop is built you can't just uninstall and reinstall 7, which was very sad. This laptop lasted 20 days before it started having daily crashes and freezes. Let me be clear, I use this for school.
Summary: Comes with windows 8 - the worst operating system. No installation DVD! If the hard drive is broken there is no way to restore the system. Installation DVD costs $47. Poor reliability and poor build quality. Very upset. Not the quality of Sony. Poor reception WiFi. Really do not recommend.
Summary: I bought this laptop to use photoshop to draw and to edit and render videos in Premiere. And to occasionally write a couple of 40 page papers and half-hour powerpoint presentations. Photoshop CS6: The touch screen does not work in photoshop because adobe doesn't support it right now. When I try to draw a stroke using the brush tool on the canvas, the program responds by scrolling all the way to the edge of the canvas, or by displaying other erratic behavior.
Summary: Exactly as described. I adore it. Best Microsoft windows laptop in my opinion. I love the look of it and windows 8 is pretty awesome as well. Its not as hard to operate as people have been saying it is. i just got my laptop today and im already used to it. lol. You still have the original desktop to so theres nothing different except the setup in the begining. And if you order this laptop on amazon.
Summary: i've had the computer for 4 months. I don't use it every day, and I was only using it to do some homeworks and online surfing. The 3 months worked fine; it was slow to complete some tasks, but it worked fine. Until the 4th month, it became totally slow. The computer said that the it was freezing because of high usage of the disk (100%). When i was using only internet, outlook, and sometimes itunes. The updates helped with the freezing.
Summary: After 6 years on a Macbook that eventually fell apart I was nervous about moving back to a PC. Windows 8 is a bit clunky but on this machine, it's worth dealing with. It's responsive, sturdy and above all a lot of fun to work on. Love the lighted keyboard - only thing I would change is I would add a dimmer, so the brightness of it could be adjusted. Given that that is my only complaint and quite small at that I'd highly recommend this to anyone.