Since January I have tried 3 laptops from Amazon two of which were disappointing but the Sony is fantastic. The first was an Acer 14" good spec lightweight but slow, sent it back because the space key did not work. Then I got a Lenovo 14" and that was faster but heavy and the battery stuck out of the back and no illustration shows this and I think it should as it is misleading not to. The Sony was easy to set up and boy is it fast. The screen is a little smaller than the previous laptops but you would not know the difference, it is lightweight and perfect for briefcases and carting around. Only got 2 USB slots but I bought one of those 4 usb port things and that allows for great flexibility. It looks good too and the key board is solid compared to the flimsy one on the acer. The Sony has a mode setting switch which is a neat feature but not useful to me. The sound is tinny though and I guess you can't expect much from small speakers in a small laptop but that is the only concern but I would not worry about it as the laptop makes up for it in other ways. I use a terrific little speakers from Amazon that works fine. The screen is good high detail and the blacks are good, shiny surface but does not reflect too much. So if you are thinking about a laptop of this size go for this Sony, it maybe more expensive than others but you get what you pay for and you will be delighted with it.