A top quality product! I received the laptop as a birthday present in November 2009 and it has never failed to disappoint. Specific notable features are fast start-up speeds and FANTASTIC graphics when playing DVD's and games.
Navigation too is of great ease on this laptop with a responsive 'vaio hud' which falls neatly into place when hovering at the top of the screen. It resembles the new windows 7 feature at the bottom of the screen, creating even more customisation space for your standard screen.
You will certainly not be disappointed with the appearance of this model. Mine is a chic silver with grooves built into the body, providing a unique and somewhat 'strokable' surface!
One small gripe i would mention is the rather low battery life, making this laptop perhaps not the one to go for if it is to be used for long journeys. I use it instead only at home and at university so can take full advantage of its phenomenal power and great wireless connection speed.