Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
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).
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 i7-820QM 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.
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.
76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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