Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E
Stressful muscle man. At the announcement for the release of the Vaio VPC-F11 series, Sony used the word "Gamer" for the first time in its press statement. Sony fans listened attentively: Could this Vaio be suitable for gaming? The parameters allow speculation for a multimedia-master or a desktop replacement. A matte full-HD display with strong colors, Core i7-720QM, 8GB RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce GT 330M definitely have potential for high performance.
Source: ZDNet DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 78% performance: 95% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% features: 90% display: 82% mobility: 79% workmanship: 92%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% display: 98% mobility: 71% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 30%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: display: 80% emissions: 40%
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.
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.
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.
86.17%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.