"Great machine, but it has a serious design flaw."3.5 starson by RjPuddleglum
Pros: The display is fantastic. Speed and storage are great. Inside the computer runs great.
Cons: Design flaw which i will detail below.
Speaker volume is very low.
Runs a little hot.
Summary: Design flaw: The powerpin isn't built directly into the base. In order to create a symmetrical appearance (which it does do nicely), the powerpin is instead set inside a smaller piece that isn't as sturdy as the rest of the base. If you are not very careful the pin casing breaks, and could cause the wires to break. Sony, is aware of this, and if it happens outside of your warrranty it will cost you at least 300 dollars to fix because Sony will need to replace your entire motherboard to fix the problem. I had my fix done by a local repair shop for 100 less, but in doing so I was risking damage to my computer.
Again, great computer, but i would not recommend it to someone who is going to be anything less than completely delicate with their computer.
I really like my VAIO, It runs fantastically, and is a very inclusive multi-media center, however