Summary: This purchase replaces 2004 Gateway w/XP used for home and business. I needed a hardy laptop with adequate memory, speed, plenty of slots, CD/DVD drive, and Windows 7 (not 8). My neighbor's VIAO (same model) has been performing well in a tough environment of dogs, babies, drops, transport, etc. I fell in love with the Glacier White color/texture. Review comments were good, but prices were all over the map!
Summary: I purchased this laptop at Walmart for 500 bucks as a quick replacement for my old Sony Vaio which finally died last year. I've had this laptop for a year. And I have had a few issues with it. I've had 2 fairly destructive trojans and I have had to reinstall Windows once. And take it in for maintenance for a broken A/C power jack. Otherwise, it has been a powerful, speedy and lightweight laptop. Very thin and actually quite stylish.