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Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F21AFX/BI

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

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.  


2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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.


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


80%: 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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Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2414G50
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Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
Toshiba Qosmio F750
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
Micro Express NBL5125
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Asus N53SV-SX387V
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Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI
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Kobalt GS150
GeForce GT 540M, Core i3 2310M
Dell XPS 15-L502x
GeForce GT 540M, Core i5 2410M
Schenker XMG A501
GeForce GT 540M, Core i7 2630QM
Asus N53SV-SX138V
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)