I bought this laptop around 4 years ago as a replacement to an old Acer. I bought it for the crisp clear screen that at the time I could find nothing comparable, I had been in all the electrical stores and only the Sonys stood out.
When I first got it it was fast, easy to set up and had all the necessary programs installed. With the widescreen it was perfect for me to watch DVDs and play games. I was also able to write my masters thesis on this with split screen and able to see both documents very easily. I used this as my only computer for several years and it was very a good computer.
Being a large machine it isn't that easy to transport and is fairly heavy and bulky. I never really got it to transport around and for this I'm glad because it wouldn't be that easily.
The memory on the laptop has been very good, over the years I have never filled it, having taken nothing off, so it's good.
However, after 1 year or so, I started having problems with the power button, having smallish fingers I had to press it in precisely the right position in order to turn it on. My dad had no problems as where ever he pressed it he seemed able to hit the right spot. However, over the years it has got worse and now in order to get it on I have to unplug the electrical plug and slide my finger along until I have found the right location, which is easier said than done. I have also found that the keyboard has certain keys that now require more pressure and is no longer as easy to use.
The battery life I have never really tested, I usually leave it plugged into the mains because whenever I don't it runs out within an hour or so of continuous use.
So overall, I liked this laptop and it served me well enough over the years but now it is outdated and there are much better models out there for a much better price. This was very expensive for what I got at the time.