Ive had this laptop for a little over 3 years now. I know this review is a little late but better late than never! It has served me flawlessly! Never had any problems with it at all. I have dropped it a few times, I lived in a rucksack for more than a year and was constantly carried about everywhere and it still shows no physical damage. Software wise it is perfect, fully compatible with all peripherals (i.e. routers, external HDD, wireless devices, usb's etc).
The performance is sufficient for everyday tasks such as browsing the web, editing documents, watching movies, listening to music etc. But here are the drawbacks. The graphics card isnt really powerful so dont expect to play games at maximum settings, at lowest setting it will just about run Metro 2033 at 20fps if your lucky. It will also struggle to play back FullHD 1080p movies which will lagg in frame rates. Movie editing isnt its strong point either. After 3 years the battery life has considerably lowered to just under an hour if you look after it.
Overall I am greatly satisfied with this purchase. It has served me well and gave an incentive to buy another Sony laptop which has just arrived and I must say I have high hopes for it! So if you want a good solid laptop that will last you years with performing basic day to day tasks then this is your best choice!