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Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.06kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 79%, display: 82% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B

80% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entertainer with quad-core power. The 16.4" Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1/E with an Intel Core i7 740QM CPU and a Nvidia Geforce GT 425M graphic card promises strong performance. Find out how it performs in our row of tests and what this has to do with display spotting and whistling noises in our comprehensive review.

Foreign Reviews

88% Spielspaß to go
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%
82% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E/B Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 77%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-F13Z1E/B
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO F13Z
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Display excellent, performance very good, speakers good, fan uncomfortable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2010

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

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.


3.06 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


82.5%: 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.

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

» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H
Core i3 380M
» Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
Core i5 560M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E
Core i5 460M
» Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H
Core i5 560M
» Sony Vaio VPCF13
Core i5 460M

Devices with the same GPU

» Chiligreen Mobilitas NW10714
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS 14-L401X
Core i7 740QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Asus N53jf
Core i5 540M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N53JQ-SZ137V
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus U41JF-A1
Core i3 380M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Asus N73JF-TY096V
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Medion Akoya P6624
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-ITH
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-4937
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI
Core i5 560M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7300
Core i5 560M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Asus N53JF-XE1
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-374G32Mnks
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Clevo B5130M
Core i7 640M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI FX700-012FR
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-464G75Bn
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N73JQ-TZ087V
Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» mySN XMG A500
Core i5 580M, 15.6", 2.77 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)