"Not a bad laptop for travel, but won't break any speed records"3.5 starson by gregdarden
Pros: Battery life, screen, lightweight
Cons: sloooow, loaded with bloatware out of the box, pricey for what you get
Summary: I got this laptop for when I am actually traveling around. My job requires quite a bit of travel. The battery life on this computer is excellent. The screen is bright, and the computer is very lightweight. And having the dvd drive is great as well.
One thing for sure, you will have to do a clean reinstall of windows in order to get this thing to run at any speed other than slow. The computer took forever to boot every time until I did a clean install. Even after that, it still takes a while. I finally installed ubuntu on it to get it to run faster...it does, but problems with drivers.
I put xp on this computer and it ran pretty well. Sony just recently started putting xp drivers on the website for this computer. It runs much faster with xp.
Overall, for what you can do with it...excel, word and the like it is not a bad computer. But, I find myself not really using it that much do to the long start up times and the slow performance when mutlitasking. I now use my dell M1330 where I used to use this laptop because I want the speed and usability over the good looks and lightweight.