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Pros: Looks: The style is sleek, backlighting on the keyboard is a good touch (The lights will dim down when not in use, and softly light back up when used- no flashing involved) and useful during nighttime, the screen is vibrant and at 15.5 inches it allows a great view. When it's closed and enters sleep mode the lights turn completely, although it may take a few seconds for them to shut off. Overall I'm happy with it's appearance. The only detail that's bothersome is all the fingerprints-but their easy to wipe off.
Speed: Windows 8 runs unbelievably smooth, the intel core i7 processor ensures the overall speed while running games, videos and a few downloads in the background all at once (I've tested it myself). Also, switching between videos, games, apps, email, etc.. is extremely easy and useful for anyone like myself who might remember they had to do something important online even though their playing a game... Pause the game, switch to Google Chrome/Internet Explorer/Firefox, finish what you had to do, go back to gaming - No problem.
Battery Life: I've spent about 8-9 hours at a time online/gaming or even reading an ebook while off the charger. With brightness maxxed and visuals at their best it managed to last a long time before it needed to be charged again.
Sound: The quality is clear and sounds great when it's at 2 or 20. Or in my case 30..
CD/DVD/Burner: Extremely hard to find this drive on an Ultrabook for under $1,500, I find it very useful.
Swipe registering: The touchscreen and touchpad alike can read swipe commands which are all programmable to fit your specific use.
Touch: Although the touchpad can be abit sensitive, you can go into settings and increase or decrease sensitivity to fit your strength. It was quite frustrating at first when I was clicking on everything but after lowering the sensitivity it's much better. The touchscreen is very responsive to swipe motions and pinching/expanding or even rotating. Switching between the pad and screen is instant, there's no delay (which I've seen on other Ultrabooks and laptops. Netbooks especially.) I know I like to use both often, swipe the screen to scroll a webpage and use the pad to direct the cursor.
Keyboard: The keys don't have to be pressed very hard to register what you're typing, the light touch keys are nice to use if you type alot. Also, there's a full Num pad which is useful.
Buttons Up-top: There are 3 small buttons, one is Assist (the name explains its use), a Web button (instantly pulls up your default web browser with whatever you had running on it, if you had nothing running it will open a new tab.) and finally a VAIO button which pulls up the desktop view and a button configuration window.
1TB HDD... No explanation needed.
8GB Memory- Necessary for use
Brightness/Volume: Both vary from very high to very low, and all settings are clear to see/hear.
Overall I am very happy with my experience on this system. Actually Im typing this revie
Cons: Weight: It's not light as a feather, that's for sure. But it's not too heavy to carry around. The weight definately makes it feel durable though.
Touchpad: The sensitivity and pre-set settings can be abit mettlesome, at first I was using mostly the touchscreen just because the touchpad was annoying. Tip: Go through your settings and adjust the touchpad to your preference as soon as you get the system, it will save you a headache.
Noise: The fans in the system aren't very loud, but when you're importing a CD to your iTunes account the CD/DVD drive can get abit noisy. On the bright side, the drive works fast (so you don't have to hear it long) and the system speakers are great for playing music to block it out. Though I've watched a few DVDs and the drive seems to stay quiet while it's playing. Rarely when you're downloading a big file or program the fans might kick up.. but again: their not too loud.
That's about it for Cons.
Other Thoughts: If the touchpad could be upgraded and the CD/DVD drive silenced I'd say this was one of the best systems I've owned. I've built quite a few desktops for gaming and business use and of course I was skeptical to buy an Ultrabook. Especially with Windows 8 considering the OS's reviews. However this system has surpassed my expectations so far especially with me being someone who plays games and uses office applications and programs on the same device. This system runs it all smoothly and is under $1500 like most competition with the same specifications.
To roundup: Intel i7 Core Processor, 1TB HDD drive, CD/DVD/Burner drive, 1x Headphone/Mic jack, 3 full size USB (two 2.0 USB and one 3.0), a Full sized HDMI connection, Windows 8 64-bit, 8GB memory, 1 VGA port, Backlit keyboard and Touchscreen.. Compaired to a DELL XPS 12 with nearly all the same specs (at about $2000), this system handles much better (& Yes I had both.. Just returned the newest XPS 12 to keep this VAIO)
One thing to keep in mind: The screen is 15.5 inches, meaning the system has to be big enough to hold it. This Ultrabook is bigger than some others but the screen is worth it. I know I was abit shocked with the size when I received the Ultrabook but I haven't stopped using it since.
This review is from: Jabra 64001-09 GO 6470 Bluetooth Earset
Pros: The earpiece looks cool.
Cons: No charging cords or instruction manuals whatsoever, I don't see how anyone is supposed to use this item.
Other Thoughts: The description is cool, able to use it on computers-phones and even in the car.. Perfect hands-free device. However, if you can't charge it and you have no clue how to even use it then whats the point of spending so much? I'm returning it, this is just a piece of plastic in this condition.READ FULL REVIEW