Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
Quad-Studio. You want to render videos, manipulate pictures or simply enjoy Blu-Rays in Full HD, just like that? You can make yourself comfortable on charming leather with the Vaio F Series' premium model. The fan is still regrettably a problem.
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 98% mobility: 69% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 75%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN Archive.org version
Performance and workmanship good, disturbing fan, short battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 80%
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83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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