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Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F236FM/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and durability are overall positive. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and price get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the VAIO F Series Laptop / Intel Core i7 Processor / 16.4" Display - Black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Vaio F Series (January 2012)

 

Sony certainly makes distinctive-looking laptops. And in a market saturated with cookie-cutter gray boxes (or now, endless MacBook Air knockoffs), that's more important than it may seem at first. Even better, Sony also happens to make very good...

With a Blu-ray drive, Nvidia GeForce 540M graphics, and a full 1080p resolution display, the Sony Vaio F Series is a full-featured movie and gaming machine, with a sharp look and useful preloaded software.

The 16-inch screen can sit uncomfortably between midsize and desktop replacement laptops, and the Sony price premium is nearly on par with Apple's. Plus, the battery life is disappointingly weak.

If the size is right for you, the Vaio F Series is a well-made high-end laptop, and is a good reminder that Sony is one of the few brands that comes close to Apple on design and polish.

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"freat out of the box"

 

got this as a gift, and though not my choice i love it, personally i would have went with a macbook.

its great it does everything i need it to.

i have had a bit of problems out of the webcam. its always in black and white on the other end, but color on my side.

Consumer review by:

"Love my F Series."

 

Was torn between the HP, Dell and finally settled on the F Series by Sony. Glad I did.

Solidly built, great backlit keyboard, fast, and good display.

Battery life is really bad. Hopefully they will improve future versions of the F Series.

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Consumer review by:

freat out of the box

 

got this as a gift, and though not my choice i love it, personally i would have went with a macbook.

its great it does everything i need it to

i have had a bit of problems out of the webcam. its always in black and white on the other end, but color on my side

Consumer review by:

Love my F Series.

 

Was torn between the HP, Dell and finally settled on the F Series by Sony. Glad I did.

Solidly built, great backlit keyboard, fast, and good display

Battery life is really bad. Hopefully they will improve future versions of the F Series

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"Great machine. Best of 12 machines I have owned."

 

Great machine for fast and trouble-free multitasking.

FAR less costly than a Mac. Very fast with the i7 Intel quad processor when running multiple real-time streaming data programs.

After one month of use, I had an intermittent touchpad problem. Sony support went through troubleshooting with me in real time on the phone. Ultimately replaced the touchpad AND the motherboard... it was an interface chip problem to the touchpad.

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"Great at home... Good on the road"

 

This my first laptop and it has better performance then my 4yr old HP media center did when it was new and working. Stream movies in HD,play Blu ray disc,edit photos and movies or game play at home and on the road with this great performing laptop....

Solid built,good display,great keyboard,bright back lighting, wifi & 4G connect,USB 2.0,3.0 & HDMI Fan is very quiet. Pad is sensitive but I use a bluetooth mouse. Sound is good for day to day. for movies or music I use cyber accoustic 3 at home.

This power house sucks the battery dry fast. 4G connect is rendered usless by a lack of coverage(Best Buy Connect/Clear) If they doubble the network coverage it would go from very bad to poor. It is a little heavy to carry around all day.

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