Summary: I am very glad we did not post a review sooner! When we first got the computer we immediately had to put a fan on it. The board started giving us trouble right after the "amazon" return policy ended....and then we found out that because we purchased it through Amazon Sony would not honor the supposed 2 year warranty. We did not have the money to just throw away (due to family illness) so the machine my daughter needed to do her programming, etc.
Summary: This is a powerful machine for the price. Equivalent systems run quite a bit higher on cost. This beast of a desktop replacement is not a sleek, stylish machine. It is, however, well designed, comfortable to use, and built for power and performance -- which is exactly what I need. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's lighter than it looks and won't be too burdensome to travel with when necessary.
Summary: Great product, but it's too heavy and too big. It's more like a Desktop, not a Laptop. Sony Vaio computers are awesome, but this one doesn't look like a notebook, beacause of its enormous weight. They should only improve this.
Summary: Buyer BEWARE!!!!!!! I built an F-series from the Sony website in part due to the wonderful reviews I read here on Amazon. Additionally, we've owned Sony's for decades. As a pro photographer, I wanted a big screen and fast processor and didn't want to spend 2k upgrading to 'the other guys'. I purchased this laptop in March, it arrived in 10 days. Within 2 weeks I was getting the blue screen of death with a Driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal error.
Summary: I could not be happier with my purchase of the Sony Vaio. I do have to say it is pretty big, but that is something I can live with when I am watching a Blu-ray and it is super crisp. It is a beast though when streaming videos and downloading multiple applications. Excellent computer!
Did not believed bad reviews and got mine...LOVE IT!!!
21 February 2012
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and I was looking for a laptop with a big good screen for photo & video retouching. I've read bad reviews but considered them inappropriate. I've left a comment there. It's just been a bad copy which happens no doubt or might been a virus. This laptop is fast, has amazing full HD screen, a very good sound to watch movies (if you enable a Dolby function). Very comfortable. Internet button is awesome, opens your home page in a half second.
Summary: I've had the Vaio for more than a month now, so the "Oh boy, a new computer!" thing has worn off and I know it's strengths and weaknesses. It works fine. It's excellent: fast, plenty of power for anything I want to run, and as many things as I want to run, even with Norton droning away in the background sucking up system resources. The keyboard layout is fine and the action is fast and light. If you're a fast typist, you'll like it.
Summary: ...this Sony was such a disappointment. I bought it with high hopes and a high recommendation from the Best Buy salesperson. He compared it with the top-of-the-line Mac. It has a lot of good features, but is highly flawed. The touch pad is overly-sensitive. I could barely type on it without the screen resizing every few minutes. The adapter is very loose in the slot. So loose that it has fallen out of the unit several times.