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Exactly what I wanted. So far, perfect./t
on October 30, 2013
This is an early product review. I have had this computer AIO for three days.
Unpacked and booted up without a hitch. Installed and updated to windows 8.1 and installed all the new VAIO updates. This took about two hours which is typical for any 8.1 update.
Boots flawlessly each and every time.
The windows screen is crystal clear. I noted one reviewer complained that the HD resolution was not as clear as some newer screens. I don't know what the complaint is as at standard resolution, the text and content is visually stunning. Color rendition is phenomenal and the clarity is HD.
This system has 16GB of ram and the new Intel Iris 5100 video driver. I have not had any lag or any delays. Multiple windows open flawlessly. The touch screen is perfect. No finger confusion and easy to use.
It met my needs. I wanted a single large screen AIO for my desktop that I could move, like a laptop, to other locations. The system is heavy, and somewhat bulky... but it is a 21.5 inch screen with battery and all components included. It is not a easily portable tablet, but the stand does push down and you have a great desktop tablet.
Every system has a particular need. I did not want a two piece system, nor a small screen laptop. I needed an AIO that could be moved with battery backup.
So far, it is the only large screen AIO with battery above 18 inches. The Dell is still using the third generation chips, the XPS 18. The larger 23 and 27 inch Dells using the Haswell are not portable.
The only large screen, portable AIO with the Haswell and Intel Iris 5100 is this Sony. The only comparable chip and build is the new Apple with the Intel Iris 5200 in the Mac Book Pro.
I read the review about screen separation. On my system, the build has a slight elevation of the edge to the body. However, it is even around the entire machine and appears to be the way it is built. There is no light leakage no separation enough to put a piece of paper into the elevated glass.
And the review where it was noted that the system was large and heavy... is clearly noted in the specs. It is 21.5 inches and weighs about 8 1/2 pounds... so, not a light weight but not a rock.
And the keyboard is smallish... but having bought many computers from many manufactures, the keyboards supplied are instantly replaced by my favorite. Currently a logitech k750 solar.
And the mouse is ok, but I now use a logitech mouse.
So, typical keyboard, nice mouse, awesome computer.
If you're in the market for an AIO that is fast, has the latest Haswell chip with latest Intel video driver, batteries, portability and crystal clear screen, consider this one.
As an update, I purchased an I Mac 21.5 inch carry bag from Ilugger. The Sony bag has gotten terrible reviews for poor quality and early deterioration.
This bag get pretty much 5 star ratings.
The Sony and I Mac are almost exact same screen size configurations and it fits in the bag with room for keyboard, charger and other stuff.
Well made and looks good