Summary: Quite late to post a review, However, disappointed with this purchase. Not long after the purchase the right and left click buttons were spolit, which is a major convenience. I had to have it service many times because it ran extremely slow despite not storing much or installing programs..
Summary: Like i said in the other post its a cadillac catera type of a laptop, you're paying a lot for the vaio name. Bought it for 400 on black friday and i would say it was a good deal for 400 NEW 3 years ago, wouldn't consider it a black friday deal but a GOOD deal. Once you throw more RAM in it (i have a total of 6GB now) it navigates very quickly. After 6 months one usb port broke, then the second one broke, then the third one broke.
Summary: I have owned this computer for almost two years now and i have not had any problems with it at all. its still fast and fufills all of my computer needs. I wish it would have came with more ram but i cant really complain. i got the computer for 400 dollars( black friday). Still i think this laptop would be worth the money.
Summary: MICROCENTER HAS A NICE SONY COMPUTER Intel® Core(tm) i3-2330M 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM 640GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive 15.5" LED-backlit Display Intel® Wi-Di Ready DVD/CD Player/Burner Memory Card Reader Intel® HD Graphics 3000 10/100/1000 Network Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) FOR ONLY $559 NEW IN BOX I GOT 2 SONYS FOR MICROCENTER VERY GOOD, DO NOT BUY THIS DEAL IS NOT GOOD! [...
Summary: The best thing about this laptop is it's looks. From the first day there were sound problems, not something I expected from a Sony. The sound quality is very poor, and often times the volume is insufficient for videos. Secondly, and the most annoying thing about this laptop is after about the second month of ownership, the fan began to make noise, even during very light application use. Then, it progressed to a constant high pitch whirring sound.
Summary: I got this laptop for college, and it runs GREAT!! I usually have to do A LOT of research and write tons of papers, so I use the web all the time and have to use a ton of different programs. It updates itself when it needs to, and I LOOVE the keyboard (with the numbers on the side). It is big enough for school, but fits perfectly in my backpack. I ride my bike everywhere, and it isn't heavy. Also, I skyped often, and the image and sound was great.
Summary: I own 2 Vaio laptops and one developed an issue with the USB port after 6 months of use. The computer was well cared for and so we took it to the Sony Style store in the mall and the tech had to send it out for repair. After 8 days we received an e-mail that the repair would cost 199.00 and that the issue was not coverd by the warranty. When I inquired why, Sony customer service said it was due to user caused damage.