Summary: Positives: Great features for the price, Intel i3 processor, blue ray player , 500gb, windows 7. Negatives: Glossy exterior smudges easily with fingerprints and marks clearly visible, requires several wipedowns. No light up keyboard, plastic exterior feels fragile and flimsy. It's no Apple Macbook Pro, but good laptop in the PC universe.
Summary: I bought this model of sony vaio on 3/10/10. I read the reviews and product description before I bought it. And I like what it says, so I ordered it. Now that I have it I was disappointed to find out it does not have a one touch web access. This is one of the reason that I chosen this model of sony laptop. In their product description "The CW also features fast, one-touch access to the Internet without booting up the operating system--just press the "Web" button.
Heat and lid warping problems - and Sony doesn't honor warranty or stand behind products - beware.
J. Kauffman, Amazon
12 March 2010
Summary: I bought the white version of this model # Sony Vaio laptop less than a month ago. Within 3 weeks of buying it, the top of the laptop started to discolor and warp from the inside. After HOURS of explaining and re-explaining the situation to Sony's TERRIBLE customer service, they sent a box for me to send the laptop to California for repair. A week later, I got an estimate from Sony for $177 for the repair.
Summary: Purchased and received this today. I am a pc tech; by far- Sony has done it again! Just as expected; light weight; primo quality; less than 15 minutes to be up and running including internet! great speed, superb video display, no junk software preloaded. Please, do not search anymore, you will NOT be sorry on this one.
Summary: I purchased this about a week ago, and its my very first laptop. And might I say it definitely set some high standards for future purchases. In terms of tech.. its very "up to date" with the new i3 processor, and blu ray player. Visually, the vaio is beautiful and compliments other sony househeld gadgets nicely (I have a Bravia, PS3, PSP, and T90 camera...all in this same "piano black" color..