Sony Vaio Ultrabook Laptop

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“The battery life wasn't the longest while I was sitting on the couch playing around with the laptop, but the performance was great overall!” in reviews
“Pretty fast, love windows 8, good quality, really fast, would totally recommend it to anyone who loves using touch screens” in reviews
“Pretty fast, love windows 8, good quality, really fast, would totally recommend it to anyone who loves using touch screensin reviews
Ladson, SC
Techie Expert Level 2
192 reviews
When I first got this laptop, I fell in love. It reminded me of a mac, with the ability to customize so much of the appearance, but it was a smooth performance. The only reason why I'm no longer using it is because one of my rambunctious children broke my screen.
When I first got this laptop, I fell in love. It reminded me of a mac, with the ability to customize so much of the appearance, but it was a smooth performance. The only reason why I'm no longer using it is because one of my rambunctious children broke my screen.
Nelson, NE
Techie Expert Level 1
34 reviews
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My laptop is actually 6 years old now. When I bought it, I bought the i7 processor and Nvidia graphics card. It's still going strong. The only thing that could be replaced after 6 years is the battery. I activated the free Windows 10 upgrade when I could, so it's on the most up to date operating system (for free). And handling it like a champ. I'm seriously sad Sony stopped making computers, I was going to get another when the time came to get another. I love my pink laptop (yes it's pink) that is now a very old machine by tech standards, although when I computer shop, I notice the i5 is still the standard processing chip. So is mine really that far out of date? Or did we just stop making advances with computers?
My laptop is actually 6 years old now. When I bought it, I bought the i7 processor and Nvidia graphics card. It's still going strong. The only thing that could be replaced after 6 years is the battery. I activated the free Windows 10 upgrade when I could, so it's on the most up to date operating system (for free). And handling it like a champ. I'm seriously sad Sony stopped making computers, I was going to get another when the time came to get another. I love my pink laptop (yes it's pink) that is now a very old machine by tech standards, although when I computer shop, I notice the i5 is still the standard processing chip. So is mine really that far out of date? Or did we just stop making advances with computers?
Renton, WA
421 reviews
Major hit or miss depending on the year. All of the year models were generally pretty good, durable and reliable EXCEPT for the 2012 model. That design was super faulty due to the fan being at the folding point, causing the laptop to constantly overheat and eventually burn itself after 6 months. It was the crappiest one i ever had but other models my sister used to own generally lasted well for its worth
Major hit or miss depending on the year. All of the year models were generally pretty good, durable and reliable EXCEPT for the 2012 model. That design was super faulty due to the fan being at the folding point, causing the laptop to constantly overheat and eventually burn itself after 6 months. It was the crappiest one i ever had but other models my sister used to own generally lasted well for its worth
Timmonsville, SC
115 reviews
This was the best laptop I ever used. I got it at a Rent-A-Center in like 2011. So, I paid a lot for it. But it lasted so long! It still works, but the screen is cracked. So, I have to hook up an external monitor to use it. Needless to say, I have another laptop now. But I want to get another Vaio because my new HP just doesn't compare. And is it just me or did anyone else notice that every time you see someone on a movie using a laptop, it's a Vaio. Weird! Seruously, go check if you don't believe me lol.
This was the best laptop I ever used. I got it at a Rent-A-Center in like 2011. So, I paid a lot for it. But it lasted so long! It still works, but the screen is cracked. So, I have to hook up an external monitor to use it. Needless to say, I have another laptop now. But I want to get another Vaio because my new HP just doesn't compare. And is it just me or did anyone else notice that every time you see someone on a movie using a laptop, it's a Vaio. Weird! Seruously, go check if you don't believe me lol.
Techie Expert Level 1
160 reviews
Sony is one of the best brands in the tech world, I've had my laptop for about 8 years and it's still going strong even after dropping it and regular use. best purchase ever!
Sony is one of the best brands in the tech world, I've had my laptop for about 8 years and it's still going strong even after dropping it and regular use. best purchase ever!
Wantage, NJ
Techie Expert Level 1
49 reviews
This was the best laptop i ever owned. My fiance bought it as a gift. It ran smoothly and i could do everything on it. From browsing the internet, playing games, downloading massive files, and writing papers. All with no trouble at all. Its very durable, well at least for me it was. It was in my book bag twice when the straps broke causing it to hit the ground each time. It took some major damage externally and internally. But, it still works. I still have it just in case of an emergency , but i had to pack it away since i have to prop up the screen just to use it
This was the best laptop i ever owned. My fiance bought it as a gift. It ran smoothly and i could do everything on it. From browsing the internet, playing games, downloading massive files, and writing papers. All with no trouble at all. Its very durable, well at least for me it was. It was in my book bag twice when the straps broke causing it to hit the ground each time. It took some major damage externally and internally. But, it still works. I still have it just in case of an emergency , but i had to pack it away since i have to prop up the screen just to use it
Richmond, VA
Techie Expert Level 2
118 reviews
I am a full time student, so I am on my laptop off and on all day. The SSD is VERY useful for someone who constantly turns their computer on and off. Boot times are only a few seconds long, and the computer doesn't lag at all once you unlock it. Apps are also pretty fast to load. (2-3 seconds) I was skeptical of the i3 processor, but it has worked flawlessly so far. But after finding out that it was a 3rd gen and a dual core, I felt more secure. I usually have at least four or so tabs open at once. Loading facebook, playing videos off youtube, having multiple tabs for homework, and running couple apps, while on the charger and with full brightness. I am happy to say that I have noticed no speed problems or lag, even with multiple youtube videos playing at once and a few other tabs open too. I havnt tried any photo or video editing or 3D games, but I probably will in the near future. But to be fair, this laptop isn't made for gamers anyway. Also, I havnt experienced any heating problems yet, other than just slightly warm. The trackpad is very easy to use, and It closely resembles that of one on a Mac Book. The multi touch is a big plus for me, for scrolling though web pages and such. But, this laptop truly shines with the touch screen. Windows 8 is basically made to be used with tablet, so I really diddnt want to upgrade unless I had a touch screen. But I will say, using Windows 8 on this touchscreen is an absolute blast! It's just plain fun to play with. Its basically like having a tablet with a full keyboard. The touch screen is by far my favorite feature, and I have had no problems with it yet. There aren't as many ports on this laptop as I would like, but that is an easy fix. It only has 2 USB ports, and I use a wireless mouse for one and the other is switched between my phone charger and a flash drive. But, a $6 adapter thingy will add ports instantly, so that's not a big deal. Also, the no CD drive is a bit of a con, but again, those can be found on Amazon for around $30. This laptop does have a VGA port, which I use for my dual monitor. The other ultrabooks don't have one, so that was a definite plus. My last con was that there isn't a back lit keyboard, but after talking to sales representatives at Staples, they all said that the back lit keyboard was just another thing to malfunction and I should stay away from them anyway. Out of the 4 they sold recently (6 months or less), all 4 came back with keyboard problems. I purchased this ultrabook through Staples, where it was on sale for $700 instead of the original $850. I am very happy with my purchase, and just wanted to post a review because I was having trouble finding some myself. So far, this laptop has been lighting fast and very fun to play with. I found one at a good price, jumped on it, and am happy I did so. Not to mention that my friends with the Macs can't stop playing with it
I am a full time student, so I am on my laptop off and on all day. The SSD is VERY useful for someone who constantly turns their computer on and off. Boot times are only a few seconds long, and the computer doesn't lag at all once you unlock it. Apps are also pretty fast to load. (2-3 seconds) I was skeptical of the i3 processor, but it has worked flawlessly so far. But after finding out that it was a 3rd gen and a dual core, I felt more secure. I usually have at least four or so tabs open at once. Loading facebook, playing videos off youtube, having multiple tabs for homework, and running couple apps, while on the charger and with full brightness. I am happy to say that I have noticed no speed problems or lag, even with multiple youtube videos playing at once and a few other tabs open too. I havnt tried any photo or video editing or 3D games, but I probably will in the near future. But to be fair, this laptop isn't made for gamers anyway. Also, I havnt experienced any heating problems yet, other than just slightly warm. The trackpad is very easy to use, and It closely resembles that of one on a Mac Book. The multi touch is a big plus for me, for scrolling though web pages and such. But, this laptop truly shines with the touch screen. Windows 8 is basically made to be used with tablet, so I really diddnt want to upgrade unless I had a touch screen. But I will say, using Windows 8 on this touchscreen is an absolute blast! It's just plain fun to play with. Its basically like having a tablet with a full keyboard. The touch screen is by far my favorite feature, and I have had no problems with it yet. There aren't as many ports on this laptop as I would like, but that is an easy fix. It only has 2 USB ports, and I use a wireless mouse for one and the other is switched between my phone charger and a flash drive. But, a $6 adapter thingy will add ports instantly, so that's not a big deal. Also, the no CD drive is a bit of a con, but again, those can be found on Amazon for around $30. This laptop does have a VGA port, which I use for my dual monitor. The other ultrabooks don't have one, so that was a definite plus. My last con was that there isn't a back lit keyboard, but after talking to sales representatives at Staples, they all said that the back lit keyboard was just another thing to malfunction and I should stay away from them anyway. Out of the 4 they sold recently (6 months or less), all 4 came back with keyboard problems. I purchased this ultrabook through Staples, where it was on sale for $700 instead of the original $850. I am very happy with my purchase, and just wanted to post a review because I was having trouble finding some myself. So far, this laptop has been lighting fast and very fun to play with. I found one at a good price, jumped on it, and am happy I did so. Not to mention that my friends with the Macs can't stop playing with it
Findlay, OH
13 reviews
One of the best laptops I've had the pleasure of using. My fiance has had it since high school and it was very easy for me to learn how to use, the keyboard is a nice size and even after it being 10 years old it still works like a charm.
One of the best laptops I've had the pleasure of using. My fiance has had it since high school and it was very easy for me to learn how to use, the keyboard is a nice size and even after it being 10 years old it still works like a charm.
Ocean Pines, MD
302 reviews
Loved this lab top! I bought mine in 2008 & used it until it died (blue screen of death), I believe it was 8years old. Never had any problems with it! Loved it! I used it for all things, school & personal use. Had great storage! Very affordable highly recommend
Loved this lab top! I bought mine in 2008 & used it until it died (blue screen of death), I believe it was 8years old. Never had any problems with it! Loved it! I used it for all things, school & personal use. Had great storage! Very affordable highly recommend
Techie Expert Level 2
235 reviews
I really loved my Sony Vaio. I had it for years. It was a beautiful shade of bubblegum pink. I got it at a pretty young age, with the fact that I'd need a computer for college, in mind. I don't know why I always thought ahead, but I did and I used it all throughout college. This computer kept me company during late nights and throughout writing papers. There was a slight issue with the hard drive during my sophomore year of college, but Sony techs came to my dorm and replaced it pretty fast. The computer continued to work fine for a while, up until the end of my senior year. I managed to get through all of my work, though. Unfortunately, I had fried the hard drive, myself by not shutting the computer down properly. I did not have the computer for my last year. But, it has done so much for me throughout my college career.
I really loved my Sony Vaio. I had it for years. It was a beautiful shade of bubblegum pink. I got it at a pretty young age, with the fact that I'd need a computer for college, in mind. I don't know why I always thought ahead, but I did and I used it all throughout college. This computer kept me company during late nights and throughout writing papers. There was a slight issue with the hard drive during my sophomore year of college, but Sony techs came to my dorm and replaced it pretty fast. The computer continued to work fine for a while, up until the end of my senior year. I managed to get through all of my work, though. Unfortunately, I had fried the hard drive, myself by not shutting the computer down properly. I did not have the computer for my last year. But, it has done so much for me throughout my college career.
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