Summary: First, to give an idea of which laptops I'm used to, and first impressions of the Vaio ultrabook in comparison to these the Thinkpad series for company/work purpose(from the earlier models to quite recent ones, but not 'ultrabook' thinkpad like X1 carbon) Asus G74sx gaming laptop (personal/gaming use) A thinkpad T61 I have lying around. Looks: With the lid shut down, this is the definite winner with its silver/Aluminum glossy and quasi-business look.
Summary: I bought this "refurbished" Sony Ultrabook for my son because his other computer-HP, ceased to work after three years. The noisy fan is constantly on. There are two USBs, one HDMi, and a slot for a SD card. No CD drive. It's about 3.5 lbs. The brightness of the screen needs to be adjusted. This model is running with Windows 7 Professional. Let's see if my son can have any success with this model.