“ Sony VAIO SVL2413Z1E All-in-One-PC 61cm (24") 3D-Touch-Display - Intel Core i7-3612QM - 8GB RAM - 2TB „
I bought this for work from a well known chain store close to where I live, this is a store that I have used before and trust. I have had no personal experience with Sony products before but I am a frequent gadget user and thought I would give it a try because of Sony's good reputation and it's tremendous popularity.
I bought it with warranty and the guy came round to set it up for me when I bought it. It was packaged brilliantly and came with very descriptive instructions, so much so that I felt that if necessary, I could have set it up myself. When I first turned it on, I couldn't get used to the new Windows 8, I felt it was hard to understand and came with unnecessary changes. However, in fairness to Sony, I realise that this is not their fault.
Time went by and I got Microsoft and the other usual software installed and thought it coped very well with the new software, it held it's battery life and ran as fast as it did when I got it.
It also came with most of the fancy features that other computers come with nowadays, this proved very handy when I was doing things for work. I installed Norton Security on it, as I have with all my computers and felt that this security was enough to protect it against viruses, hackers etc.
One day however, I turned it on and all I saw was this blue screen with some white writing. Worried about losing all the stuff that was on it, I took it straight back to the shop i bought it from as it was still under warranty. They told me that the hard drive or something had failed and that this was a common problem amongst Sony Vaio products. They sent it away and after much persistence from me, gave me a replacement laptop to use while it was being fixed. However, this is a credit to the shop not to Sony.
After a long wait, it arrived back and they had managed to restore the documents and it was working perfectly well. However, the same thing happened again, only a matter of months later and by that time I had given up. I decided to get a new computer and recycle the old one.
I'm not sure if this experience was simply unlucky or if there is in fact an underlying fault in the Sony Vaio products. I regret not giving Sony another chance to try and fix it, and with that in mind my star rating is higher than what i was originally going to put. I would not recommend this product to a friend, I would instead refer them to Apple instead, it is an Apple Macbook that I have got now and it could not be better.
In conclusion, the Sony Vaio computer is priced reasonably and comes with top end features, however I would not be willing to risk losing all my documents and data again.
Intel Core i7-3612QM 4x2,10GHz / 8192MB RAM / 2000GB Hard disk / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU (HDMI-In + -Out) / Blu-ray-Disc burner / WLAN b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 Webcam / 61cm (24') 3D Multitouch VAIO Display Plus (1920x1080, 16:9) / SD-Card reader + USB 3rd 0 / DVB-T TV-Tuner / wireless mouse + keyboard / Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit