After using numerous work laptops over the year, I decided to finally purchase my own. I am happy with this purchase as it is a nice looking, hard-working laptop. The mouse pad takes some getting used to, and one of the USB ports was not recognising my memory stick which was about irritating. I have nevertheless managed to save my work on the desktop by way of emailing items!
Am still getting to grips with Windows 7 which still seems very Vista like to me (something I was hoping to avoid). A few negatives about the laptop- the textured keyboard and mousepad takes some getting used to- and using a grainy surface (Sony) to then switching to my work laptop which is smooth can make the transition a little strange. Also, the laptop has no mechanism for slotting into a lock of some description when you close it. Okay, so it is not going to open if I tip it upside down, but then I would like that choice, the lid simply closes on top of the keyboard and that is it. Apparently according to a few friends, this is very much the normal design for most new laptops.
I like the quick touch web button, and the VAIO gate is quirky. At the price I got this for, I would say it is a bargain. Well worth a purchase.