Summary: Awesome machine. Light and really fast. After receive it, I just removed Windows and installed Fedora Linux and it is working perfect. The battery holds about 4h of normal use. The touch screen is ok and the only think that still not working is the automatic dimming of the screen in places with high or low light.
Summary: I think that this is the first review that I've ever made on Amazon, but it's based on my incredible frustration with this computer that I bought 9 months ago. It is undoubtedly the worst purchase that I have ever made (in that it is not only a piece of trash but was also expensive).
A very light and sexy looking notebook, but below par execution
16 August 2014
Summary: Light and thin, the ultrabook is a very good looking piece of hardware. The screen however lets it down. The issue is that the touchscreen is not on par with what a $2000 machine should provide. It is sluggish to respond and the colours do not always come out as clear and vibrant as some other notebooks' screens provide. Also note Sony's warranty is not a worldwide one so if you take this product abroad and something happens...well you know the rest.
Summary: Been trying weeks to fix the WiFi problem. Nothing seems to work and I have grown tired of trying to fix it. Bought this laptop for my fiance and myself as a wedding gift to ourselves. I have tried going back to Win 8 to slowly take the steps needed to switch to 8.1 but it doesn't work. The adapter loses connection when I walk away from the router room and It won't re-connect to the internet after it wakes up from sleep mode.
Summary: VAIO® Pro 11/13 is a thin, lightweight ultrabook with a durable carbon fibre structure, comfortable typing, good connectivity, and other functionality that make it a great business tool. Equipped with a powerful Intel® processor, Windows 8, Full HD IPS panel with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, and other high-end features like a high-speed SSD and an optional add-on sheet battery.
Summary: Wow, where do I start? I expected a lot from the much-hyped Vaio and was excited to receive it even though it was a fairly expensive machine. I received it and loaded all my software and shortly thereafter it started powering down on it's own after 1-2 hours. I tried reimaging the HD and had the same problem. Sent it back to Sony and they returned it to me with a note that says they reimaged the HDD (same fix I tried). Surprise - the problem wasn't fixed.
Summary: I bought several high end Sony laptops over the years. I have always been happy, until now. I bought this very expensive Sony Ultrabook last year. At first it seemed to work fine. As I traveled I realized that the WIFI was very problematic. I bought an external WIFI USB dongle to see if that would fix the problem. It seemed to fix the problem in the one place where I was using the laptop. However, in traveling this laptop is generally only good for offline activities.
Summary: i have to say, i HATE the iPad for anything but light browsing . the other day i tried to load videos that i SPECIFICALLY CONVERTED TO iPAD FORMAT and it didnt work. Tried so many things to load them on and just didnt work. I should mention that they all USED TO load just fine. Now to the sony. (Please no childish "fanboy" comments) Windows really is the only way to go. If you NEED to do something, i go with windows. (word, powerpoint, audio/video editing, etc.
Summary: I've been a Sony VAIO user for years and years now. I carry them on airplanes and into hotels almost weekly. They were originally ultra quality and this model (while now Made In China) is still a great choice. PROS: Battery life is excellent! Keyboard is a superior fit and very responsive. Backlit keyboard. So fast to boot-up (thanks to SSD) Touchscreen It isn't a 'convertible'. Purchase it from Amazon so that if you have issues, you can exchange.