Pros + Screen quality.
Cons - Speed
- USB ports
- Overall user experience
- Windows 7
Summary I bought my first computer 20 years ago, this is my 6th computer, and by far the worst machine I've ever worked on.
Let's start from the beginning: there are only 2 USB-ports, placed on the front right of the laptop (yep, where your hand and mouse are). This is a something I didn't even look at in the shop, who could know somebody would get the idea to put the USB ports in the baddest place possible?
Windows 7 then: constantly I get messages '(doesn't react)'. And I mean: constantly. Even for the stupidest tasks.
Then, a long series of minor but very annoying problems: printers and routers that aren't recognized all of a sudden, burned pixels in my screen (after only 2 months of normal use!).
Add the annoying noise to this laptop + the exagerated price for a product like this, and you would be mad to buy this.
After only 2 months - but 2 months full of frustration - it's enough. I just bought a MacBook Pro. Think this will be a life changer after 20 years of PC.
Pros This machine is absolutely beautiful- I loved all the features, the design and the ease of use.
Cons I was extremely disappointed when the mouse pad died after one week- the left mouse button and the pad itself both stopped functioning. What good is a gorgeous high-end system if the basic stuff fails to work?!?!!?
Summary Gorgeous,high-powered system, but failed mouse pad after one week was a deal breaker for me. When I searched the internet to determine whether others had the same problem- I discovered that yes, it was a common problem and keeps reoccurring even after you reinstall the drivers, etc. The most common solution posted? Buy a USB mouse and give up on the laptop's mouse pad. That is not a solution, my dear friends. To me, it's ridiculous to go to so much trouble to make this a high end machine and then have something failing like the mouse pad.
When I took it back to compusa, the techs looked at it and hypothesized that maybe the problems stem from the fact that the vaios don't use the synaptics drivers like most systems do...I'm not sure if that's the explanation or not...but the laptop ended up being classified as "defective" and I got my money back. Purchased an ASUS gaming laptop instead...we'll see how that goes. :)
Pros nice screen, durable, runs cool, quiet, windows 7, nice video camera for Skype.
Cons Horrible USB placement, only 2 USB ports, the mouse pad takes a rocket scientist to turn on or off, no volume controls on the computer! I don't understand Sony and all it's proprietary software. It doesn't work with anything else.
Summary Overall, I like the quality, the speed and the graphics, but some really stupid mistakes were made in the exterior design of this machine. I really can't understand what kind of reasons someone could give me to not having a button to turn on or off the mouse pad or some volume controls on the top part of the keypad. I want to return it for the stupidity, but I bought it not even thinking of looking for these items. Who's the stupid one?
Pros It is good but having hadware problems harddisk, inbuilt mike
Cons within 4 months mike replaced now have to replcae the hard drive brought on august 2nd 2010
Summary please improve with the hardware.
Pros Tons of RAM
clutch pentium i7
awesome graphics for a laptop
Cons battery life is dismal... but its worth it
bad USB placement
only average HDD speed
Summary This is a bona fide desktop that you can carry around in your backpack, but make sure to bring the power cord!