Summary: I bought this a year ago. It came with Win 8 on it, and I honestly tried to like Win 8. Seriously. For 6 months I used it with Win 8. I went the route of having to completely re-learn where all of the things I want are located within the OS. Exasperation was a daily occurrence - often multiple times a day - just trying to find simple things that used to be so easy to locate, or waiting for programs - even simple programs like Solitaire - to load.
Summary: I ordered this by mistake. I did not want Windows 8, I was trying to order Windows 7 Professional. I spent a lot of time picking one out and I swear it said it was Windows 7 Pro, but it arrived Windows 8 and when I looked at what it said I ordered it was the right thing. The seller was awesome about letting me return it though. I did have to pay a restock fee because I had unknowingly opened the box before realizing I had a problem.
Summary: Overall happy with purchase but the irritating mouse keypad enlarges pages on the internet and documents all the time - tried and failed to turn off this feature on the device with no joy - even after visiting various forums and contacting Sony - really lets done the machine. Looks nice, light enough and does everything you need for a small business on the go or at home.
Summary: looks good, picture is good quality can be a bit slow at times and speakers sometimes crackle when playing music, Mouse board is really annoying i have somehow managed to turn off the mouse board using the mouse board and now cannot turn it back on (will need to find an old mouse) also can get really stressful when you go to scroll across the screen and it changes to another tab on the bar! havent had anything go wrong yet ! but then i do not use all the time!
Summary: Great looking laptop packed with good specs but it seems to run very slow compared to my old Windows7 how. It may be the free virus software that came with it that's slowing it down. Great screen, pictures look amazing. Don't like the d pad, again it seems to be a bit slow and unresponsive. You really have to tap hard to make it work.
Pros: none, mouse pad stopped working after 15 days. battery is very bad, very bad performance.
Summary: I bought this laptop towards the end of August 2013 and 5 days later the casing next to the hinge started coming apart so it had to be returned. Apart from that, performance was ok, quick boot up times but it did freeze sometimes. I think this also had an incompatibility with the bluetooth driver/software that the replacement laptop also had.