The Sony E Series laptops are great value based on the hardware specs that come with them. My purchase from Amazon is no different. Iv'e had this laptop 5 days now and it works pretty well, and yes iv'e put it through its paces as it helps greatly with my job which requires memory, space, processing intensive applications such as the Adobe CS6 suite, AutoCad, and ARCGis. Not to mention my leisurely watching of movies and listening to music. Only drawback for me is that I find the trackpad a bit cumbersome to use compared to my last laptop (gateway nv53). I recommend this product to anyone who requires mobile productivity that is also suitable for entertaining. Delivery was on schedule as well and packaging was ok.