Summary: I had many laptops/notebooks before but was looking for something I could use every day and travel with. This is probably as light as it can be, high-end specs and Windows 8.1 is now pretty good. No WIFI problems after Sony sent a fix and it doesn't get very hot. Yes, the fan is loud but it kicks in high gear only when the system is close to its limit (video rendering, for example). I got mine with 250GB of solid disk at a very good price from Amazon.
Summary: I got this laptop because I wanted a light, good looking computer with great battery life that is running on windows 7 ( I can't stand windows 8!!!). VIAO Pro SVP 1321 was the perfect choice! Anyways, this VIAO has a carbon fiber casing, it's only 2.3 pounds, it's lightening fast and it runs on windows 7 professional edition which is perfect! The battery life on this specific VIAO is truly amazing!!!
Summary: Have only had it a week. Very thin, sleek and light. Wish the screen would fold back a little further. Also, had problems with touchpad not working. Possibly an update caused the problem. Had to restore to a previous restore point to get it working again. Overall, very nice machine.
Summary: Had this laptop for about a month and so far it's been great. I haven't experienced much problems with WiFi. I had to go really far to get drop in speeds, to nearly the other end of the house. Similar drops were happening for my older laptop. Overall this ultrabook WiFi performed slightly less speedy than my older full sized laptop, but nothing too dramatic.
Summary: I'm sorry, but this is honestly the best laptop I've owned. I would like to ensure you that I am no amateur when it comes to computers. The weight to performance ratio is beyond what you would expect from a laptop. Pros: Light (VERY light) touch screen keyboard performance cons: battery (barely a con) Bottom line, this computer packs a gigantic punch for the money. I purchased mine through newegg because amazon wouldn't ship it APO.
A Great Little Ultrabook for the Price... After Some Tinkering
Raymond Wilson "Big Ray", Amazon
22 November 2013
Summary: Sony VAIO Pro SVP1321ACXB 13-Inch Core i5 Been using now for two weeks and after playing with some things, I am quite happy with this machine. Light, thin, fast, nice to use, does everything I was looking for. This is my office / personal computer, lots of Office, browsing, very little gaming. Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 (came from Windows 7 and Office 2010) have taken some getting used to but I've become a big fan. Pros: 1) Light, thin but feels very sturdy.