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Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BI (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCF11ZIE/BI

80% Sony Vaio F Series review
Source: T3 English
The smart look, performance, Blu-ray drive and screen are all highlights, with very little to criticise here.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Kraftkur
Source: c't - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 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.  


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.

Sony Vaio VPC-F11C4E
GeForce GT 330M

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 370M, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-166
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 2.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Novatech Novabook Family
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
Samsung RF710-S05
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Samsung RF710-S03UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook NH570-MF012DE
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 18.4", 3.5 kg
Samsung RF710-S02
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite P500-1CK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M)
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.97 kg
Samsung R780-JSIBUK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3 kg
Samsung R780-JS0BUK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite P500-15E
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Samsung R780-JS02FR
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook NH570
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 18.4", 3.6 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 540M, 17.0", 2.99 kg
Toshiba Satellite P500-16R
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
Samsung R780 Aura Core i5-520M
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 17.3", 2.8 kg

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Radeon HD 7650M, Core i7 3632QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)