Sony Vaio VPC-F Series

Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/BProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i5 560M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2640M, Intel Core i7 2670QM, Intel Core i7 2720QM, Intel Core i7 720QM, Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16.4 inch, 16.5 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 3kg, 3.1kg, 3.143kg, 3.2kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1499, 1500, 1800, 2000 euro
Average Score: 80.29% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 44 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 80%, features: 75%, display: 73%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 61%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.143kg
Price: 1499 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 86.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Stressful muscle man. At the announcement for the release of the Vaio VPC-F11 series, Sony used the word "Gamer" for the first time in its press statement. Sony fans listened attentively: Could this Vaio be suitable for gaming? The parameters allow speculation for a multimedia-master or a desktop replacement. A matte full-HD display with strong colors, Core i7-720QM, 8GB RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce GT 330M definitely have potential for high performance.
74% Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Test: Sony Vaio F11 Z1E - Multimedia-High-End mit mattem Display
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 40%
94% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/BI
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 78% performance: 95% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 85%
87% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/B – Multimedia in Silbergrau
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% features: 90% display: 82% mobility: 79% workmanship: 92%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/BI
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% display: 98% mobility: 71% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
Sony VAIO F
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 30%
Sony Vaio F11Z
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: display: 80% emissions: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio VPC F11 M1E
Source: Digital Versus English
Mainly designed for video and photo work, the Sony Vaio VPCF11 is equipped with a wide Full HD VAIO screen with Blu-Ray for "optimal High Definition entertainment", as well as "cinema style surround sound". Designed for video work and multimedia leisure time, the Sony Vaio VPCF11M1E offers good overall performance. Its graphics card allows you to do some gaming with recent 3D titles and it's a nice machine to use. Just a shame that its screen has such a low contrast ratio as the Full HD res is a real plus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F11M1E/H review
Source: Techradar English
Sony's VAIO F-Series is a relatively new release and comprises midrange multimedia machines. The Sony VAIO VPC-F11M1E/H is a great machine that offers powerful performance at a price that won't break the bank. Its 3D performance may not be as impressive as the Acer here, but it's still good enough to carry out resource intensive multimedia tasks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Leistungsschub
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E im Test: Notebook für Filmfans
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%
90% Sony VPC-F11M1E/H
Source: Kieskeurig Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F1190XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO F11
Source: PC Pro English
Plenty of power, a great screen and a plethora of features make the VAIO F11 a solid all-rounder. There's a nice continuity to much of Sony's VAIO line-up, with the same grey styling applied to ultraportables and desktop replacements alike. The VAIO F11 is ostensibly an entertainment laptop, but its 16.4in Full HD screen and Core i7 processor make it just as capable of workstation duties.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 100%
70% Sony VAIO VPC-F1190X
Source: PC Mag English
Sony has given up on its 18.4-inch media center—the AW series—as demand for it has weakened and customers are having a tough time find room such a colossal laptop. The Sony VAIO VPC-F1190X is a little bit on the pricey side, but it features a Core i7 quad-core processor and a new technology called Transfer Jet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPCF113FXH

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF113FXHNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF113FXH
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

76% Sony VAIO F-Series VPC-F113FXH
Source: Computer Shopper English
Boasting a quad-core CPU, dedicated graphics, and a Blu-ray optical drive, Sony’s VAIO F-Series notebook delivers multimedia power at prices ranging from $999.99 for a base configuration to more than $2,700 for a fully loaded system. The F-Series offers fast quad-core performance and some nice features, but multimedia buffs may be disappointed with the low-res screen and the graphics performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 76%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F11C4E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F11C4ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F11C4E
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO F review
Source: PC Advisor English
More than £1,000 is a lot to pay for a notebook these days, but you're not only getting high-end specifications with the Sony VAIO F Series, you're also getting a notebook that has a brilliant screen, a well-designed and solid body and useful Adobe software. It's a machine that's ready to use straight out of the box, and you can use it for everything. Not only can you use it for work and creativity purposes, you can also play games on it (it recorded 6498 in 3DMark06), watch movies using its Blu-ray drive (which can also burn Blu-ray discs), and, if you stick a USB or ExpressCard/34-based digital TV tuner in its side, you can plug it into a big-screen TV via HDMI and turn it into a fully fledged media centre. We just wish it had a 7200rpm hard drive rather than a 5400rpm drive, and that it had space for two drives in its chassis. We also wish it didn't come with so much preinstalled VAIO software. Sony means well, but all that software will do is annoy you and take up system resources.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80%
100% Sony Vaio F-serie
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H
Processor: Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

77% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-F13M1E/H
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 78% features: 78% display: 77% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 75%
90% Schenker-Notebooks XMG P700
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 92% performance: 89% features: 71% display: 88% mobility: 54% ergonomy: 98%
Sony Vaio F13E im Test: Multimedia-Notebook mit USB 3.0
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
Source: CNet English
If 2010 was the year of the 3DTV, perhaps 2011 is the year of the 3D laptop. Despite not receiving nearly the same level of hype as stereoscopic televisions, we've seen more 3D-enabled laptops this year than ever. Sony makes some of the best-looking multimedia laptops out there, and the 3D Vaio F215FX is no exception. But you'll have to be willing to pay extra for that sharp design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
70% Sony VAIO F 3D Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,799 VAIO is a compelling multimedia laptop for those who crave 3D. The 240-MHz, full-HD screen combined with Nvida's 3DVision technology adds a new level of enjoyment to watching movies and playing games. We also like the backlit keyboard on this 16-inch notebook, as well as the sleek design. While the 3D experience isn't as immersive, some may prefer the HP Envy 3D. For $200 less, that machine offers much faster frame rates. And consumers willing to sacrifice performance and 3D quality in favor of affordability and longer battery life will want to check out the $999 Fujitsu LifeBook AH572. Overall, though, the VAIO F 3D is a tempting choice for media mavens searching for a high-quality 3D experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony VAIO F-Series (VPCF215FX)
Source: PC World English
As configured, our laptop cost just under $1900, which is fairly pricey for what we got. Overall, the VAIO F-Series appears to be a solid multimedia PC with limited gaming chops and a crisp display that is perfectly capable of showing off stereoscopic 3D movies. But the beauty is entirely under the hood: If you don't mind the unsightly exterior and are willing to pay the Sony premium, the F-Series is worth a closer look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Sony VAIO F Series (VPCF215FX/BI)
Source: Computer Shopper English
So far, the implementation of true 3D for movie playback and gaming in laptops has been spotty at best. Leave it to entertainment behemoth Sony, though, to top all the competition in terms of 3D. Speedy performance and engaging true-3D graphics make this VAIO a winning entertainment notebook. (Just be prepared to pay.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI (Model)

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

 

80% Sony VAIO F Series VPCF21AFX/BI 16-Inch 3D Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
Another recent addition to the 3D gaming market comes in the form of the Sony VAIO F series (model VPCF21AFX/BI) 16-inch laptop. This notebook weighs in at a little over seven pounds and features a full HD display. It makes a great multimedia laptop with the included Blu-ray drive. Unfortunately, the price is nearly $2,000, so if you're not looking to game or watch movies in 3D you might want to consider a different 2D laptop to save money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Multimedia-Notebooks mit Intels Core-i-2000-Prozessoren
Source: c't - 10/11 German
battery runtime bad, performance very good, 3D-games good, display very good, fan noise very bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F226FM/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F226FM/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F226FM/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-F226FM/B
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VPC-F226FM/B offers a combination of high-end parts and superb entertainment options. While the battery life leaves something to be desired, the overall performance ranks it among the best laptops to cross our bench. If you can part with the Blu-ray drive and want to save yourself about $400, take a look at the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl. If you're after a desktop replacement that offers powerful performance and all the goodies you could want, the Sony VAIO VPC-F226FM/B is one laptop you should seriously consider.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Đánh giá Sony Vaio F
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F22L1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F22L1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F22L1E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Einzeltest Sony VAIO VPC-F22L1E: Entertainer mit Design-Charakter
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
workmanship good, performance not suited for gaming, battery runtime average
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Finally... a 3D display worth using: Sony VAIO Series F review
Source: APC Mag English
If you're in the rather unique position of demanding an entertainment notebook that specialises in 3D movie playback, this is the perfect offering for you. If only Sony had the foresight to equip it with a decent gaming GPU, this would be the ultimate all-round multimedia machine, but they didn't, so it's not.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F236FM/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F236FM/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F236FM/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

70% Sony Vaio F Series
Source: CNet English
Sony certainly makes distinctive-looking laptops. And in a market saturated with cookie-cutter grey boxes (or now, endless MacBook Air knockoffs), that's more important than it may seem at first. If the size is right for you, the Vaio F Series is a well-made high-end laptop, and is a good reminder that Sony is one of the few brands that comes close to Apple on design and polish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
60% Sony VAIO F Series review
Source: PC Advisor English
Performance issues aside, the VAIO F Series isn't such 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 F Series is a decent laptop for multimedia playback and basic tasks. I don't love the design, but others might. Plus, it's pretty portable for a desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM is a great desktop replacement. Its 16-inch 1080p HD display and Blu-ray drive is a great combination for movie buffs, and the internal components only sweeten the deal if you're into gaming. However, the Editors' Choice Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 provides all these features, and has a beefier graphics processor, for just $50 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F23BFX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F23BFX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F23BFX/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-F23BFX
Source: Techreview Source English
The Sony Vaio VPC-F23BFX is a 16-inch laptop that has a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and discrete Nvidia graphics. These specifications, along with a Blu-ray drive and USB 3.0 support, make this laptop not only a powerhouse, but also great for multimedia.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO F Series (Late 2011)
Source: Techreview Source English
The Sony VAIO F Series is a 16.4-inch laptop that's loaded with features and offers good performance. It has a 1080p HD screen, a Blu-ray player, a speedy Intel Core i7 CPU and 6GB of RAM. You'll get good, playable graphics performance, but the keyboard and touchpad hold this laptop back from being the best-of-the-best.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony VAIO F (Late 2011) Reviewed Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
There's a lot of win in the $1,399 Sony VAIO F. In addition to a vibrant 16.4-inch 1080p display, it packs a solid performance punch, has a compelling suite of multimedia software, and a Blu-ray DVD burner. Still, it can take a toll on your wallet. The Dell XPS 15 offers the same processor and GPU--but 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive and arguably better sound--for $1,099. Overall, though, the Sony VAIO F will be a hit for those who create or consume massive quantities of multimedia.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F237FX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F237FX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F237FX/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl retains our Editors' Choice because it's such an impressive value at under $1,000—though, to be sure, it lacks two key features, a Blu-ray drive and a true 1080p display, that make the Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B a temptation even at $450 more. Not only will Blu-ray movie watchers gravitate toward the VPC-F237FX/B; so will shoppers seeking much of the elegance of an Apple MacBook Pro in a Windows 7 laptop, albeit a plastic- instead of aluminum-cased one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI (Model)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Sony VAIO VPC-F23Z1E/BI
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VPC F23M1E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2012
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

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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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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.

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).

» 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.

820QM:

The Core i7-820QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.73-3.06 GHz. Therefore, the processor combines the advantages of fast single core CPUs and slow quad-core CPUs. Hyperthreading allows the simultaneous use of 8 Threads in parallel. 

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

2720QM: 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. 

2640M: Very fast dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

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.

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.

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.

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).


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.

16.5: 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.


2.7 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.

3.2 kg:

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


80.29%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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

» 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-F236FM/B
Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F22J1E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F22L1E
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B
Core i7 2630QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F226FM/B
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Notebooks 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
» Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-2434G64N
Core i5 2430M, 13.3", 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)