Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B

Sony VAIO F Series
Source: Get Frank English
I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m a Sony fan-boy, but I have been fond of the brand for many years having owned and reviewed several of their products across a wide range of applications. These things aside, the F-Series is cheaper than the Dell XPS equivalent, and when you throw in the added Blu-Ray drive it makes for a great buy if your considering a laptop for gaming, video, graphics and entertainment purposes.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B
Source: CNet English
When we imagine what an ideal high-end laptop should be, most of us have a laundry list: a great look and feel; a big, high-res screen; Blu-ray; and, most likely, some pretty good graphics under the hood. With great processing power, Blu-ray, and a 1080p display for $1,349, the Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B is one of the best high-end all-around laptops we've seen in a while.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable 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.  


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.


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.


3.2 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)