Summary: My keys have been popping off like popcorn from normal use. This would have normally been fine as I would have just gotten it replaced. But Sony continously gave me a fax number to send an image of my receipt. (I was still in warranty) Every time I faxed it was busy. I tried calling again and they told me to keep faxing. Still busy. I tried to send them a copy of my receipt via email, they told me I had to fax. Still busy.
Summary: I am reviewing this item as a "netbook", which is how people should be reviewing this product in the first place and not comparing it to normal laptops! Pros - beautiful design/color/finish both on the inside and outside - lightweight for a girl who cannot bear to carry too many things in her backpack to class - great to use at home as a lightweight, surfing laptop to bring with you thru different rooms at home (eg: surf the net while you watch tv, surf the net while...
Summary: After a couple of blue screens and the keyboard failing on my, up until now ,trusty 4 yr old Dell laptop, I went shopping for a new one. Its amazing how much computer you can buy for the money now. I decided that since I mainly check email and generally just use the computer at home for the internet, that the smaller netbook size computer would be nice. I looked at Dell,Toshiba,Acer,Asus,Lenovo, and this Sony. Specs wize, they are all very similar.
Summary: I don't understand how Sony can make such a poor product especially when compared to the competition. The battery life is a pathetic 3 hours, while most other brands of netbooks are double that. Even worse than the lack of battery life is the noisy fan that runs 100% of the time. Think blow dryer. Then there's Windows 7 Starter which is a very stripped down OS. You can't watch a DVD from an external drive for example or change your desktop wallpaper.
Summary: This is my first netbook. I see on a variety of sites with discount netbooks of all different brands. But there were few if any VAIO's that are refurbished or recertified. So I figured that the VAIO doesn't have many returns. I was right in guessing that this is an excellent machine. It serves the simple purpose of quick search, light weight, mobile that I can carry around the house. I am amazed at it's almost 4 hr battery life so far.
Summary: It is good handy Net book with few CONS- 1. Slow as compare to conventional Laptop (I have VAIO LAptop with 3GB RAM so might be found this slow) 2. Keys are very near to make it Netbook. Long of hour work makes your hand tired 3. Battery life is exact 3 hrs..