Pros Cool Sony Style
Best configuration for Price
Everything you need for Entertainment AND Power Users.
Screen Aspect Ration Magnificent!!
Cons TouchPad sometimes goes hay-wire.
Summary I used Dell before and compared to that, this is a great brand experience from Sony.
Screen size and resolution is excellent for viewing DVDs as well as Excel documents. Compared to the corresponding lines from other major vendors like Dell XPS and HP, this is a much better option. Whether you compare to price, slickness, screen, processing power, memory or any other criteria, this laptop beats the competition.
Processor and memory work in tandem and preform great.
I am a power user and use it for developing web pages and rely on hardware a lot.
This laptop gives me the peace of mind and responds to my commands at speeds I love. The touchpad sometimes jumps my cursor around the screen and I need to work on it a bit to make it work. But that has been the issue with XP too, and Vista is not helping either.
At a price of $1000 that I paid at Bestbuy in July, it is a great deal.
The cool features of a Blueray Disk Player and 24x DVD +- RW and components like media card reader, truly TFT screen and 16.4" screen size just help the overall coolness of this machine.
Enjoy it and love it too.
"A Worthy bargain!"on by saifeeab
Pros Excellent design, great finish, sturdy build quality, amazing screen
Cons Poor speaker quality, no 3D or Dolby surround sound, display is not full HD
Summary This is actually a great product as compared to its price. It sports a beautiful, gorgeous & sexy look with a great finish. Due to its 3-tone colour combination the notebook looks thinner than it actually is. The individual key design feels great to the touch and has good feedback. An added advantage is the dedicated A/V multimedia keys. The best part is the 16.4" screen with a 16:9 ratio. This gives you enough screen estate to view 2 windows side-by-side. The notebook is very fast and is perfect for business as well as graphics/multimedia work.
The only major drawback is its poor speaker quality - considering this is a product of Sony. Also the differentiation between the touchpad and buttons could have been enhanced or more pronounced.
Overall this is an excellent product for its price and beats many of its competitors by miles. Highly recommended.
Pros superb screen, high resolution, wifi-N, hdmi output, great speakers,
Cons does not have a mechanical shutter to close the screen, keys are not the best.
Summary This is my first ever laptop.
I would really recommend this laptop to everyone, u could really find to good points elsewhere, so, i would just focus on the cons here.
It does not have a mechanical shutter to lock the screen. You have to close the screen all the way down and then simply pull it to open.
The keys aren't the best like a dell but better than the rest that i saw in the market.
This laptop doesn't come bundled with softwares or recovery disks or even a windows CD (for some this is a high priority).
Mouse pointer is a bit rough and hard to press to as compared to a dell but then its a matter of preference. I'd rather prefer dell in this case.
Verdict: The above reasons aren't reasons enough to make me think of changing it or disliking it... I just love it the way it is. Bluetooth -A2DP supported, Wifi-N, 16.4" screen with 1600x900 resolution, great graphics card, quality sound, beautiful button and light to switch it on. Light weight, perfect...
Pros get everything you need for a very reasonable price
Cons not full hd even though they say so
Summary This laptop is not 1080p, the resolution on this laptop is 1600x900 and 1080p is 1920×1080. It is very nice to watch any movie but it is not 1080p. Very fast, quiet, and does not get warm. It tends to get a little warm near the mouse pad but it is not a big deal. The sd card reader is very fast for uploading RAW images. I am using lightroom v2 and photoshop cs3 to edit photos and it runs very nicely and the screen is to die for. The keyboard is nicely spaced (yes sony had it before mac). The style is very nice and is expected from a company like sony. Vista runs very well so far. I would imagine it will compete well with the macbook pro, especially the premium models of thte fw. Overall great buy!
"Excellent value"on by lorcela
Pros Widescreen; 1080p; Built in Bluetooth; Media Card Reader Slots
Cons None so far
Summary After extensive research, I decided to get this laptop because I needed something that could handle many open applications at once. I'm a multi tasker. It is super fast. You wont find a better value. Doesn't get hot. Full HD 1080p as well.