Summary: Great Sony Vaio Pro SVP. Very fast laptop, excellent size because keyboard is easy to use with my big fingers (had problems W/ Mini Laptops), screen is just big enough to watch movies, and you can carry it on without having to struggle as i did with my Dell XPS 17". Keyboard lights up which makes it easier to type @ night. Strong aluminium case. Touchscreen works great.
Summary: Junk from Sony. WIFI will NOT work which renders it completely useless. Wasted a lot of time troubleshooting it. Already took it to service centre once but did not see much improvements. It shows a far fewer no of available wifi connections than my 5 year old compaq presario. Software/Hardware issue will keep fluctuating the screen brightness even after disabling automatic brightness. And now after using it for some time, one of pin in the USB 3.0 port is broken!
Summary: Sony recalled this thing because the battery is a burn hazard and the keypad doesn't work. I tried to return it, and between Sony, the seller, and Amazon have so far gotten the run around. I hope I can get my money back !
Summary: GET AN APPLE!!! Wow lots of problems with this computer. I use it everyday and it's the worst computer I've every owned. It is running Windows 8.1 which my guess is a way to compete with Apple, but there already is an Apple, and it's better. I never use the icons, they don't really work, and the desktop area was an afterthought which makes this computer really outdated. The touchscreen works when it wants to, and I randomly lost all events in my calendar the other day.
Summary: I so wanted this computer to work for me, but I just can’t seem to food myself into favoring it. The memory, specs and even the keyboards are all so bad! I don’t even have high standards when it comes to these things since I don’t know much about them.
One of the best laptops, after you update the drivers
7 July 2014
Summary: If bought new, remember to update the wireless drivers (get them from the Intel site!) for until then it won't connect unless you're right next to your access point! That being said, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 in Carbon Black is an excellent laptop. The screen is amazing, the battery life out-does pretty much everything I've tried it against and the keyboard is good for long-form journalism (my specialty) so it's good enough for anything ordinary users would throw at it.
Summary: I have a VAIO laptop for only 1 and half years and during this period, I had three big issues which made this laptop unusable for many days. In addition, their service is not good. They do not have good and available service centers within different part of US. The agents are not up-to-date and each one gave me different information. I am working with laptops for more than 15 years and this laptop is the worst one ever seen. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON VAIO LAPTOPS.