Summary: Seriously!?? Doesn't the fact these things have no moving parts making them very, very dependable? Disappointed to say the least; Going to cost a buck and a half to replace it myself, plus the hassle of reloading software. Loved the laptop...fast, great screen, fast boot, ....everything was great right up in till the SSD died.
Summary: Portege is still the lightest ultrabook on the market. However, I can't say much of other good things about it. Screen is very glossy, so you can't see much unless you're in a dark environment. When cooling fan kicks in, noise is pretty noticeable. Wireless card is unreliable. I had problems connecting to Netgear and Cisco access points through 801.11n. Connection to B and G access points works OK.
Summary: The poster below is right his wifes netbook screen only costs about 25-45 bucks with shipping on sites like ebay and so on but this is NOT a screen like a netbook. 1. These screens have higher resolutions than normal screens of the same size. 2. The screens in ultrabooks are not put together...
Summary: I purchased this laptop but ended up returning it. The screen has way too much flex. CNET actually has a video review where the reviewer was able to show how drastic the screen bends. The image quality of the screen is poor. Colors are dull and washed out, reminded me of a 90's laptop screen. The touchpad buttons are too firm. You have to press rather hard to make them respond. The keyboard backlight needs to be brighter.
Summary: I like this ultrabook. It's lightweight and the battery life is great. At the same time, something you need to consider when buying a notebook computer is the tech support and customer service. My portege z835 is having issues with its usb 3.0 port. It won't recognize any device that I connect to it. I've been in contact with tech support 3 times and each time I was promised a call from one of their level 2 technicians for further troubleshooting help.
Great looking laptop; network adapter problems. Too much hassle.
Philos "Philos", Amazon
20 February 2012
Summary: I ordered this laptop a week ago. It's very sleek, very light, has all the ports one needs. Two days ago though, the network adapter began acting up. I kept getting disconnected from the internet - a problem I haven't had with my two other computers, one being a toshiba i5 laptop. This ultrabook kept dropping the internet connection and I've had to disconnect and reconnect so many times it started to really give me problems as I was in the process of doing research for...
Summary: Pros: It's so light that you don't know it's in your bag, and it offers more ports then other ultrabooks. Cons: The build quality feels very cheap. The screen is so thin you can actually bend it just by opening the lid. The screen also wobbles a lot just by typing on the keyboard. The trackpad and buttons feel like they are from a 2001 laptop, not 2011. The keyboard keys also feel unresponsive.