Reviews and Problems with Sony Vaio SVE1512-series
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Great Starter laptop
Richard Errington, Amazon
18 June 2014
Summary: I bought this for my daughter and Sony has not disappointed again. The build quality on this laptop is great - much better than my bespoke Dell. It comes preloaded with windows 8 which is a nightmare to use especially with no touch screen. Our laptop is never off and gets knocked about quite a bit, but the sony takes this and we have had no problems at all. The initial set up was very easy and took about half an hour. All in all a very good buy.
Summary: Had two in 3 months both screens went black and laptop would not work, would never purchase a Sony Vaio ever again after these issues, can except one being faulty but two of the same model is unacceptable and spent time without internet use whilst waiting for a replacements....
Summary: My biggest mistake was buying it from Top Electrics through Amazon. Why Amazon deals with this mickey mouse company I don't know. From the start it gave problems, but I thought it was me getting used to Windows 8. I and others battled to download programs...even Nortons spent hours fiddling remotely with it. Finally Nortons found 27 viruses...two of them worms.
Summary: This is an in-depth review of the Sony E-Series SVE15 laptop. Overall: 8/10 Build: 10/10 This is a solidly built laptop, it feels sturdy, the screen's hinges are tight and support the screen really well. Feels a lot more robust than my previous laptop (Samsung R-Series). Components/features: 8/10 For the price, it could maybe be a little more powerful, but I bought this laptop because I trust Sony and I knew I'd be getting a high quality product despite that fact.
Summary: I will start by saying that this is not a reflection on Sony at all, I have been a massive fan of Sony since my twenties, at one point, I owned four Sony products, and I thought I wanted this, since I trust them more than most anyway. However, I simply could not deal with the new touchpad, (buttons are under it at the bottom of course), and I don't like Windows 8.
Summary: I have worked in IT for 25 years and in that time built countless PCs from components (for home use) and installed OS's on countless desk and laptops - Windows server and desktop variants and Linux and UNIX. This is by some margin the most unstable piece of kit I have ever come across and I will never let my daughter influence choice of h/w for her again - you cannot go wrong with HP laptops, as per my son's PC.