Sony VAIO VPCF121GX
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony VAIO VPCF121GX (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPCF121GX
Source: PC Mag
There is really only one reason why the Sony VAIO VPC-F121GX might be your next media center laptop: It's one of the lightest ones available if you absolutely need quad-core processing on the road. Otherwise, the drab design, subpar graphics, and small battery aren't worth the $1,200 Costco special. You're better off customizing a Dell Studio 17 to your specific needs or go all out with the Acer Aspire AS8943G-6782.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
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15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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