Summary: As many other reviewers here have stated, the WiFi signal strength for this laptop is problematic. I have tested it with several home and commercial access points, and have found reception to be consistently worse (25-30%) than other devices (phone, tablet, otehr laptops, etc...). I don't use BlueTooth, so cannot speak to its functionality. Otherwise, the hardware is excellent.
Pros: My priorities were price, performance, 1920x1080, 3 monitors and weight. I bought this open box for under $1.2 and am very happy using it as a desktop replacement at home (running a couple of instances of Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, multiple browsers, office, etc with a usb hub for external keyboard and mouse across three monitors) or using it to code on the train.
Cons: The drive was more than 1/2 full when I got it. I haven't spent the time removing bloatware yet, but I already regret not buying the 256 gig version. Other reviews mentioned the paint scratching. No big deal, but it would have been nice if it had looked new a little longer.
Great As Long As You Make Sure Vaio Care Utility Is Manually Updated From Sony Support Website.
Mark S. Holden, Amazon
7 December 2013
Summary: Once I figured out the update problem, it's been great. My vaio pro 13 started off great - the i7 processor with 8gb of ram and a fast drive meant it was nice and fast. I had no problems with wifi, and frankly it found nearby routers my tablets netbooks, and previous laptops didn't see. Then windows updated to 8.1. WIFI became very iffy, and I'd need to roll back updates on a regular basis because it simply stopped working.
Summary: Compared to a few other ultrabooks I've tried I'd still honestly pick this up. The pros outway the cons and for me most of them were just minor things that I find annoying. If your in the market and don't mind spending a decent buck this ultrabook is something to really look into.
Pros: First it is extremely portable. I use it as a daily note taker for college, it fits in my backpack easily and holds a charge from my first class at 8 am till my last at 3 pm. Key board has nice feel, the back lite feature was also a plus for late night browsing. Touch screen works fairly well and it kinda grows on you after awhile. The 256 GB SSD is screaming fast and boot up's are almost instant even though it is more or less just booting from a sleep mode. Carbon fi...
Cons: This laptop like every other has it's fair share of cons. The carbon fiber scratches fairly easily. I keep my microfiber cloth with me and the laptop stays in a case most of the day and I still find new scratches constantly. Another HUGE annoyance is the coil wine. I am not usually a person to complain about noise but my goodness this thing has some of the worst coil wine I've ever heard. It even changes tone when using the touch screen, for that I defiantly could not...
Summary: Toinen omistamani Sony, josta huokuu laadukkuus ja tyylikkyys. Suorituskyky on erinomainen ja näyttö on tarkka..Kiiltävän näytön harmina on kuitenkin sormenjäljet, joita ilmestyy helposti ilman kosketusnäytön käyttöäkin. Näppäimistön tuntuma on erinomainen ja tällä olenkin pärjäillyt tähän asti. Kosketusnäytön tarpeellisuutta en oikein ymmärrä tässä laitteessa, koska norminäppäimistöä ei saa käännettyä näytön takapuolelle.