Summary: Had this for 4 years. Its completely dead now. Motherboard problems started at year 3. Dropped from a ft tall table recently and it cracked open. Thats why its dead now. Before that it was getting slower slower and everyday and it also used to freeze when watching videos. Not a quality product.
Summary: Horrible sound nice looking works good screen is ok. Not worth the $699. I paid for it in 2010. Now I used it only a few hours every week or 2 to keep everything up to date. I started using this as my only laptop since the last 8 months as my gateway screen broke as it got dropped. Gateway had a nice sound card was a little slower but I always liked the gateway screen and sound better. I'll never buy a Sony again. Oh and by the way the gateway was a nv series $450.
Summary: I bought mine in 2010, and at first it looked pretty good. But as time went by, it started getting slower and slower, with occasional freezing (at the point where I needed to press & hold power button in order to reboot). And I have not installed *any* games whatsoever, nor CAD / heavy rendering software. I've always just used it to surf the web and run torrent client software. It does not have bluetooth, which I kind of miss.
Summary: I'm going to start by saying I use this computer for school, sometimes for gaming, and just for general use. It seemed like a good computer when I first got it, thought I would try the Intel Core series. The processor was bad. My single core AMD Athlon in my PC is better than this. Not impressed at all. The hard drive? went through 4 of them while it was under the 1 year warranty. After the warranty was up, I purchased an SSD to replace the bad hard drive.
Summary: I have been using it for over 2 years, and I have never faced a problem. I have been using it all day. It looks pretty, it works pretty good. I am very very satisfied! I recommend to everyone!
Summary: This laptop has been pretty good to me, use it with 32-bit Fedora and Windows 7. Computer feels very stable and fast, overall very happy with it and would recommend. Only a couple small gripes: -Headphone plug on front so plugging in speakers runs a cord around the front -Static shock sometimes on space near trackpad, very annoying -USB ports don't have nice feel to them, but they work Very good screen quality, no driver or hardware issues as of yet.
Summary: I had bought this laptop in March 2010, and this month it has been exactly 2 years since I had it. I never encountered hard drive failure, dead pixels, memory problems, etc. The only complaint I had in this whole time is that the battery life has dropped but that is expected because any battery depreciates over time and use. I never had the need to upgrade it.
Summary: I have had this laptop for almost 3 years and have had absolutely no problems. Battery life is about my only complaint but if you diminish the brightness it gets almost 3 hours of life. It is very easy to use and fast.
Summary: This sony laptop worked really well for a year, then started to become slow, over heating, blue screens etc. Now it says that harddisk is crashed and need replacement. Did not expect such a poor quality product from Sony.