Summary: Mouse always locks up and the operating system is horrible to use. The operating system is designed for a touch screen and sucks when using a mouse. would spend the extra money and by a mac next time.
Summary: I had this particular viao only 2 years and the mother board fried. So I ordered this through Amazon because the settings and xtra's I needed were there. 3 months later The computer started having unrecognized USB issues. Then I get a message " Operating sys not found" I called Sony for help and I was told the computer was 2 old and out of service. They refused to help me. I eplained that I just bought it. Still no help.
Summary: I had a hard time finding this computer. No wonder, I just found out that Sony was going to get out of the computer making business. What a mistake. We have 2 of these laptops and they have been our best computers yet. Love the backlit keyboard, and the number pad.
Summary: This computer worked fine until it just completely died on me, of course past the warrantee, at less than one year. The Geek Squad at Best Buy said it would cost $400 to fix- not worth it. Now I have to get a new one, which I am very unhappy about.
Summary: Its my baby! I don't much care about windows 8 because I end up using my desktop anyways! over all it came when expected and it doing great for a refurbished! Sometime buying refurbished is like buying it new! I don't like the mouse pad so I bought a mouse for this! Great computer and great buy!