Have had this for awhile and am just now getting around to writing a review. I got this before the latest Windows disaster came out specifically to upgrade before that. Also, wanted something with a blu-ray player. The blu-ray player feature works great and I was floored by how good the picture quality was when watching movies. The laptop is light enough and small enough that it is easy to travel with. Looking back I'm happy with this purchase and would recommend product if you can still get it with Windows 7.
This is a Win7 version of this laptop, and I love it. The apps that Sony is loading are absolutely cool, and I like the fact that now I can control my other Sony devices via this laptop (PS3 or Sony Media Player). The rest is typical, Intel i5 and BluRay. I don't think I will upgrade this to Win8, but that is another story :)
This computer is reliable, compact and lightweight with a backlit keyboard, blu-ray drive and other power house features. I expect to use this quality Sony VAIO product for years to come without having to upgrade. Great bargain!
I have always used HP laptops and have had good luck with 3 or 5 year lifespans. However, the battery performance has been terrible. So decided to make a change and purchased a Sony this time around after doing some comparing. I don;t think the Sony is as robust as a similar DV-4 HP, but time will tell.
I like the laptop. Backlit keys, large keys, simple keystroke options and sufficient ports for my use.. mainly business emails, documents, calenders etc. So far so good after 2 weeks. Battery time is showing 5+ hrs, which if it stays, will be great.
One problem I also have is the touch pad. Extremely frustrating to use. Tried re-setting with no effect. I will have to contact Sony for advise. Clicking once or twice typically has NO response. I purchased a wireless mouse and have solved this problem, but only when using the mouse. And at times, YOU NEED the touchpad, the reason it is there in the first place.