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Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F1190XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X

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%

Comment

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).

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

» 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.  


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. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.

Sony reviews


76.5%: 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.

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M
Toshiba Satellite A660-156
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 740QM
Sony Vaio VPCF127HG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 740QM
Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/B
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 740QM
Sony Vaio VPCF12
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 740QM
Toshiba Satellite A660-151
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M
Toshiba Satellite A660-15T
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
Toshiba Satellite A660-134
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6035
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM
Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung RF510-S01BG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
Samsung RF510-S01US
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Gateway ID49C05C
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Samsung P580-JS00UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Samsung R590-JS01CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Gateway ID43A03c
GeForce GT 330M, Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Samsung P480-JS02CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
GeForce GT 330M, Pentium P6100, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Samsung RF510-S01
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G50Mnks
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)