"Lots of great features with a fair share of issues"2.5 starson by risingfish1
Pros: Great form factor, at less than 4 1/2 lbs and less than an inch thick portability with this thing is great. It loads up a good mobile processor (true i7 4 core), room for more RAM, a decent HDD, and even great battery life.
Cons: Poor speakers.
Wireless network card issues
Keyboard back-light can make keys difficult to read with a silver chassis.
Poor overall finish
Summary: First, I have no idea why they even bothered to put speakers in. The speaks in this are so bad you have to have it up to 100% to hear it 2 feet away. Good luck trying to hear anything in a room bigger than a small bathroom.
I've been having a lot of issues with the wireless network card. It drops out periodically and the only way to fix it is to drop the network and reconnect.
The headphone jack is difficult and I have to carefully position the plug of any headphones I plug in. Sometimes it takes a feat of strength to remove the jack.
The fit and finish of the laptop is a little cheap. The touchpad doesn't line up quite right with the chassis, the lid is a little flimsy. I always makes me nervous opening it. Some of the keys are developing a squeak when I type.
This is the first Sony product I have bought in years, and is probably the last. I've had other brands of laptops, and while not quite as stylish or portable, they have always been o a higher overall quality.