Pros Not much. Touch screen is a nice novelty but wears off quickly when compared to a tablet.
Cons Speed is very bogged down, freezes constantly and requires restart multiple times a day. Sometimes monitor never turns on and needs restart. For the fastest processor available adn 16 Gb ram, it is slower than most of my older computers.
Summary Worst laptop ever. I went ahead and went with this over mac because I could everything I need for $1000 less. Wish I had sprung for the Mac. Locks up constantly, screen freezes, and is very slow even though it has the latest processor and 16Gb of ram. My 2008 Macpro functions better than this. Wish I could get my money back.
Cons Reliability has been zero.
Summary I bought the computer in April. I began seeing freezing problems by August, and in October the mother board failed. Essentially, I got six months of use out of it. This was a second computer, with relatively low use. I would compare this with my antique Dell laptop that I have had for about 10 years, including a year of being carried in a rucksack in Iraq, and which continues to chug along. I can't attest to the overall reliability of Sony, but the only other person in my circle whom I know who has a Vaio has also had major reliability issues with it. Based on a very small sample, I'd say find a laptop made by someone else.
Pros Small and portable, 500GB HD although slow, decent processor.
Cons Poor battery life if you are using wi-fi or watching videos. Slow Hard Drive 5400 rpm. Not enough memory.
Summary Basically, like the Editor said in his review this is a good laptop for travel or just to have for web surfing or watching some videos. I have no idea how game play would be because I don't play games online. I would recommend if you do buy this to upgrade the memory or even install a SSD for a faster boot up and possibly increase the speed in downloads from music or other sites. And also I would upgrade the security software to Norton 360 or some other well know security software. And uninstall any software you think you would not use.