Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/B
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPCF12M0E/B
Source: CNet Archive.org version
With its large (16.4-inch), high-definition display, powerful graphics and Blu-ray drive, the Sony Vaio VPC-F12M0E/B is designed to appeal to gamers and media junkies. its excellent screen, fast processor and powerful graphics chip, the Sony Vaio VPC-F12M0E/B really is an entertainment powerhouse. Its great keyboard and touchpad also make it a very comfortable machine to use. Needless to say, we've no hesitation in recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Sony's F12 is a capable desktop replacement laptop that offers good value for money, but relatively poor battery life and a few other niggles hold it back from coming recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Combining stunning performance, great usability and HD features, the VAIO VPCF12M0E/B is a fantastic machine at this price. Costing £650 less than the MacBook Pro, it stands head and shoulders above all competition at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
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This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.
86.67%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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