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Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.118kg
Price: 1699 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 80%, display: 92% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI

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%

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.  


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.

» 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.


3.118 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.

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83%: 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.

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GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-156
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 2.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 2.4 kg
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GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 2.61 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
Micro Express NBL 5100
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 640M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
Samsung R590-JS02UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)