Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1499 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
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.
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
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%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: display: 80% emissions: 40%
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.
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.» 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.
86.17%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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