"Best laptop Ive owned."4.5 starson by rhuang86
Pros: -Matte Screen
-Aluminum Magnesium Alloy Body
-Fast startup time
-Battery Life really good (compared to my old Vaio FZ)
Cons: -Horrible 3.5mm audio jack placement
-Laptop speakers are bad...this is the worst
-hinge can be a little tighter
-setting the screen to full 1080p makes text way too small
Summary: I was searching for a metal body non-Mac laptop and had a hard time finding one. I finally found the SE and a couple others. I ended up going with the SE because of customization options at Sony's website. I added a BluRay Player, upgraded the graphics and they had a promotion of giving me a free sheet battery. This is one reason why I like Sony...you get to customize your own computer.
I love this laptop. Good performance, very light, awesome styling and that sheet battery is amazing...more than doubling my battery life. When the sheet battery is on, it keeps the form factor of the laptop and only ads a little bit of weight (not much). The startup time is also noticeably fast (at least compared to my old Vaio FZ).
I do have one issue. The 3.5mm audio jack is placed in the left back end of the machine...1/3 of my headphone line is spent covering the length of the laptop before it gets to my ears. A bit of an inconvenience sometimes.