Summary: The resolution is beautiful, and though a bit big, it's perfect for my everyday needs. Unfortunately, there are quite a bit of downsides to buying this laptop. Maybe I received a buggy model, but the battery doesn't seem to fit right.
Fast, unstable hardware which completely ceases to function the moment the warranty expires
8 July 2014
Summary: Blue screens often, touch screen randomly stops responding or erratically clicking/dragging all over regardless of operating system. UEFI makes dual-booting Windows and Linux nearly, if not completely impossible.
Warning Sony some horrible design features a NO REPEAT NO Sony backup. Best Buy is just as bad.
3 February 2014
Summary: I've waited 11 months to write this review. In general this little laptop is useful and nice looking. Having 4 USB ports, an optical drive, touch screen, HDMI, and serial port is wonderful too. OK now, the hard drive began to fail in less than a month and was fixed under warranty.
Summary: I purchased this computer on 10/1/12 and it was one of the more expensive mistakes I've made. I have gone through 3 hard drives in 1 year and both of my previous laptops lasted me between 6-8 years each so to have one fail after barely a year is a disappointment to say the least.
Great computer, if you downgrade, five stars after downgrade
Bryan Ladd "Dj Bryan", Amazon
30 July 2013
Summary: I bought this for work only, I could care less for live tiles, Facebook, or anything else Metro related. I have had this laptop for six months for work. For a laptop, it has all the power, decent sound, and great hard drive space. Plus a very nice screen.
Summary: I bought this vaio brand last year and after 4 mths, I got the fan noise problem. It is really heavy noise that it irritates me alot. I am a computer science student who chose Vaio over Mac and I have alot of Sony products with me. But this one is a disaster.
Summary: I normally don't write reviews, but I feel I should share my experience so that others can make better decisions. Perhaps my New Years resolution will be to write more reviews. I bought my Sony off Tiger Direct, and I have left a review there as well.