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Sony Vaio VPC-F Series

Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/BProcessor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16.4 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.9kg, 3kg, 3.06kg, 3.1kg, 3.118kg, 3.17kg, 3.171kg, 3.2kg, 3.3kg
Price: 800, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1699, 1700, 1800, 1999, 2000 euro
Average Score: 77.97% - good
Average of 39 scores (from 45 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 85%, features: 80%, display: 81%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 75%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Sony VAIO F Series
Source: Get Frank English
I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m a Sony fan-boy, but I have been fond of the brand for many years having owned and reviewed several of their products across a wide range of applications. These things aside, the F-Series is cheaper than the Dell XPS equivalent, and when you throw in the added Blu-Ray drive it makes for a great buy if your considering a laptop for gaming, video, graphics and entertainment purposes.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B
Source: CNet English
When we imagine what an ideal high-end laptop should be, most of us have a laundry list: a great look and feel; a big, high-res screen; Blu-ray; and, most likely, some pretty good graphics under the hood. With great processing power, Blu-ray, and a 1080p display for $1,349, the Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B is one of the best high-end all-around laptops we've seen in a while.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF111FX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF111FXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF111FX
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony Vaio F111FX
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Sony Vaio F is a solid mid-tier Sony notebook that is well built with good material at a reasonable price. The high-end Intel Core i7 processor and dedicated graphics make this notebook a good candidate for audio and video users and developers. The built-in Blu-ray player is a nice bonus for a laptop that starts at $1,000. The 16.4" is more portable than the larger 17"-18.4" beasts like the Qosmio and the Sony is certainly a lot thinner than many larger notebooks. The screen isn’t very color saturated and you need to pay extra for the 1080p native display. Color flashing in Battlefield Bad Company 2 isn’t a good sign, and we can’t say it won’t happen in other games since we can’t try them all. If you are a serious gamer, you should consider the GeForce GT 330M option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCF11S1ENotebook: Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio VPC F11 S1E
Source: Digital Versus English
Sony has introduced the Vaio VPCF11S1E as "Ideal for HD Home Cinema", with "cinema-style surround sound". The Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E is configured to handle all activities, especially video. We are however slightly disappointed by a few details which are not up to the high levels of peformance of the processor (insufficient contrast and hard drive not up to the mark).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio F Series review
Source: T3 English
The smart look, performance, Blu-ray drive and screen are all highlights, with very little to criticise here.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Kraftkur
Source: c't - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF12

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF12Notebook: Sony Vaio VPCF12
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO F12 review
Source: PC Pro English
Sony's latest VAIO laptop is a high-end entertainment machine that looks the business.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100%

 

Sony VAIO VPCF121GX

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCF121GXNotebook: Sony VAIO VPCF121GX
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPC-F121GX
Source: PC Mag English
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%

 

Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/B

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/BNotebook: Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Sony Vaio F Series (VPCF12M0E/B) review
Source: CNet English
With its large (16.4-inch), high-definition display, powerful graphics and Blu-ray drive, the Sony Vaio VPC-F12M0E/B is designed to appeal to gamers and media junkies. its excellent screen, fast processor and powerful graphics chip, the Sony Vaio VPC-F12M0E/B really is an entertainment powerhouse. Its great keyboard and touchpad also make it a very comfortable machine to use. Needless to say, we've no hesitation in recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony VAIO F12 MOE/B Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony's F12 is a capable desktop replacement laptop that offers good value for money, but relatively poor battery life and a few other niggles hold it back from coming recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%
90% Sony VAIO VPC-F12M0E/B review
Source: Techradar English
Combining stunning performance, great usability and HD features, the VAIO VPCF12M0E/B is a fantastic machine at this price. Costing £650 less than the MacBook Pro, it stands head and shoulders above all competition at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF127HG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF127HGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF127HG
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO F Series (VPCF127HG) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Sony's VAIO F Series has plenty of grunt under the hood and lots of style all round. Its Full HD screen is bright and vibrant and handles fine colour gradations very well. It's perfect for photographers, designers and videographers who require a professional laptop for their work. However, we're not fans of all of the notebook's preinstalled VAIO software, and we also wish it had a faster hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF12AFM/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF12AFM/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF12AFM/H
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO VPCF12AFM/H
Source: CNet English
Big-screen desktop replacement laptops have traditionally been reserved for the most high-end components, from CPUs and graphics cards to Blu-ray drives. At a hair less than $1,000, the Sony Vaio F12A is an attractive desktop replacement laptop that provides Blu-ray and basic gaming performance and it includes some bonus free software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.118kg
Price: 1699 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z Notebook | Notebookcheck
Quad-Studio. You want to render videos, manipulate pictures or simply enjoy Blu-Rays in Full HD, just like that? You can make yourself comfortable on charming leather with the Vaio F Series' premium model. The fan is still regrettably a problem.
85% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 98% mobility: 69% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 75%
Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Performance and workmanship good, disturbing fan, short battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF12M1RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

71% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Sony VAIO F12M1R
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 77% display: 40% mobility: 41% emissions: 58%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF13

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF13Notebook: Sony Vaio VPCF13
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO F13 review
Source: PC Pro English
A superb desktop replacement, but poor battery life and a medicore screen dent its appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.06kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entertainer with quad-core power. The 16.4" Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1/E with an Intel Core i7 740QM CPU and a Nvidia Geforce GT 425M graphic card promises strong performance. Find out how it performs in our row of tests and what this has to do with display spotting and whistling noises in our comprehensive review.
88% Spielspaß to go
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%
82% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 77%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F13Z1E/B
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO F13Z
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Display excellent, performance very good, speakers good, fan uncomfortable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2010

 

Sony VAIO VPC F13M0E/B

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC F13M0E/BNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC F13M0E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio F series (VPCF13M0E/B) review
Source: CNet English
Looking for a family laptop that can be used to watch high-definition movies and play games? The Sony Vaio VPCF13M0E/B might fit the bill. It's got a large, 16.4-inch screen, a Blu-ray drive and a speedy Nvidia GeForce graphics chip. Speedy performance, an integrated Blu-ray drive and a slick design make the 16.4-inch Sony Vaio VPCF13M0E/B a desirable multimedia laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO F13M0E/B review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony VAIO F13M0E/B crams a lot into its 16.4 inch frame. It's a bit of a dull, grey lump, but while it may not be as stylish as some of its competitors here or many other VAIO models, its capabilities far outshine its appearance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2010

 

Sony VAIO VPCF13AFX

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPCF13AFXNotebook: Sony VAIO VPCF13AFX
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VPCF13AFX
Source: PC World English
The VPCF13AFX is both a looker and a great performer, but it isn't the longest-lived desktop replacement you can find.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F133FX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F133FXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F133FX
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Đánh giá chi tiết Sony VAIO VPCF133FX
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2010
performance: 85%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.171kg
Price: 1999 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI (Model)

Average Score: 74.83% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

84% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI 3D Notebook | Notebookcheck
3D Vaio. Sony Vaio's leap into the 3D world gives reason for excitement thanks to F21's perfect full-HD display and its undimmed 3D picture. The level of craftsmanship and choice of materials used for the case don't quite meet the demands of the premium sector, however.
80% Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lot to like about the Vaio F, and very little to dislike. It's a powerful laptop that'll handle just about anything you'll throw at it, from video to games to 3D, to day-to-day work. There's more than enough power, and the 1080p screen is one of the best we've seen. Even Sony's idiosyncratic design makes sense, with the Vaio F a striking example of PC design. While it is a little on the heavy side that's only to be expected and you're likely to keep a machine like this on a desk rather than on your lap.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1E review
Source: Techradar English
A hot, heavy hunk of a machine, which sadly disappoints when it comes to the crunch. The Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1E's probably one of your best choices if you want a 3D laptop, but ask yourself if that's something you really need. Is it worth over £1500 to you now when £1000 will get you something better in a year?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Vaio F Series 3D review
Source: T3 English
If you can overlook the cost and the fact you can't do serious 3D HD gaming, Sony's VAIO F-Series 3D is sublime. It sports the best 3D features with the best 3D results.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2011
75% Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E 16in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Tech specs aside, the proof is in the playing, and Vaio’s frame rate seemed to be best for new games and worst for the oldest. In the cut-and-thrust of 3D gameplaying, as well as 3D movie-watching and 3D picture fun, the VPCF21Z1E/BI is not just great, but terrific. Whether it’s £1,799-worth of terrific, compared to a 3D-enabled tower system, depends on how much value you put on its luggable portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI 3D laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
Sony has a reputation for producing expensive computers in its Vaio range, and the Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI is a more powerful computer than most we review, hence the £1800 price tag. This led to a rather odd quirk, which was that the screen sits an inch or so lower than it might on another laptop, which meant we constantly found our eyes looking an inch too high up - not a big problem, but a disconcerting one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B review
Source: PC Advisor English
This entertainment-focused Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B laptop has just about everything you’d need for a domestic-bound desktop replacement. It’s heavy and a touch too noisy for our taste but if you want a luggable notebook with 3D playback – and you have the budget for this £1800 extravaganza – then there’s nothing else we’ve seen that boasts this feature set.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI review
Source: Techradar English
While the slightly underwhelming graphics performance is unfortunate, when it comes to raw 3D entertainment potential few laptops are better than the VPCF21Z1E/BI. And with such staggering, cutting-edge office performance, it will last for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO F Series Hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Naturally, all this goodness doesn't come cheap and we heard that pricing could be as high as £1,800, making this one premium puppy – especially compared to the cheapest 3D laptop option we've seen, the £600 Acer Aspire 5745DG.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 02/23/2011
80% Sony VAIO F Series 3D Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Amazingly, in spite of the gigawatts of power it must be slurping up, barely a decibel escapes from the inky black case, and the little hum that does will easily be covered up by your popcorn munching and movie soundtracks.. The speakers are fair enough considering it’s a laptop but to do that 3D justice you should hook up to a pair of cans or a sound system that’s equal to the impressive internal sound hardware. Unquestionably, the F-series does deliver. The price tag may be as hefty as the laptop itself, but its Tardis-like ability to cram a believable extra dimension into everything you watch is indistinguishable from magic.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E
Source: PC Pro English
A fast machine with a quality 3D screen that really works, but the price is in another dimension
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 84% features: 67%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-Z21 : ultra-portable sous stéroïdes
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 3D Mobil
Source: PC Magazin - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI (3D-Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 70% performance: 88% features: 87% display: 84% mobility: 44% ergonomy: 92%
Sony VPC-F21Z1E
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: matte display, 3D-effects, processor; negative: graphic performance not suited for games, input devices, limited mobility
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2011
60% Sony Vaio F21 (VPCF21Z1E/BI)
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.17kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B (FHD) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Master of contrast. Premium range or low-cost Full HD? The 16.4 incher from the F series can already be yours for 875 euros. However, we can only confirm that the higher priced test device has superb colors. Is the F22 suitable as a workplace and HD studio?
80% Sony Vaio F - VPC-F22S1E/B - Multimedia Notebook
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B (FHD) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 88% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 77%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO F-Series (VPCF233FX/B)
Source: PC World English
Performance issues aside, the Sony VAIO F Series isn't a bad buy. Sure, you'll have to contend with Sony's extra software (such as its VAIO Gate dock), and the FireWire port is weirdly located on the front of the computer, but otherwise the VAIO F Series is a decent laptop for multimedia playback and basic tasks. I don't love the design, but other people might. Plus, it's pretty portable for a desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Sony VAIO F Series (VPCF233FX/B) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
As with other Sony notebooks we’ve tested recently, the F Series’ software bundle is impressive, especially given the price. In addition to the Sony multimedia creation suite mentioned earlier, you get the handy VAIO Gate application-launch utility, a customizable “ribbon” that drops down from the top of the screen to let you open applications or files with a single click.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

» 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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

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.

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 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.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 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.


16.0: 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.

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.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.3 kg:

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


77.97%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Core i7 2640M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B
Core i5 2430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI
Core i7 2670QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/B
Core i7 2670QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23BFX/B
Core i7 2670QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F22L1E
Core i5 2410M

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RC530-S01RS
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus X4GSL-V2G-VX102V
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808
Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P750-13G
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX982V
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX126V
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M55B2GE
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2418G75Mnkk
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Samsung RF511-S03UK
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P775-S7368
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5750G-2434G64Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-240GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 4752G-2432G75Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus N73SV-DH72
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5755G-9471
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M556BGE
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-205GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RF511-S05PL
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)