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Sony VAIO VPC-F13 Series

Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/HProcessor: Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 560M, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.3 inch, 16.4 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.1kg
Price: 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 73.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 34%
mobility: 58%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 74%

 

Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/B

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/BNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO F Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall we can recommend the VAIO F – it is not a jack of all trades by any means but accomplishes most of what Sony designed it to do.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
70% Sony VAIO F Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
Combining Core i7 muscle with Nvidia graphics, this big-screen multimedia laptop is a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/B
Source: PC Mag English
In addition to being packed with connectivity and networking options, the Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/B laptop also boasts powerful components that make its productivity and gaming performance almost as robust as its media prowess.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio F13M1E/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio F13M1E/HNotebook: Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
Processor: Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO F13M1E/H - z ekranem Full HD
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

76% Обзор ноутбука Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 79% display: 34% mobility: 45% emissions: 74%

 

Comment

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

560M:

The Core i5-560M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.2 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


16.4: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.1 kg:


73.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)