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Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the portability. Comments about the touchpad and size are mixed.

screen, performance, usability, design, keyboard

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B

 

Do you want to quibble? OK, let's quibble: Considering its $1,399 street price, it would be nice if the Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B laptop came with 8GB instead of 6GB of RAM. Also, its Nvidia graphics adapter is a midrange model, not the high-end component...

Impressive performance. Handsome 1080p HD screen. Spacious keyboard. Bundled multimedia software

A mite pricey. Graphics fall short of full-resolution gaming nirvana. Too-short 30-day security trialware

The Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B is a potent quad-core desktop replacement laptop that targets multimedia buffs with a striking 1080p screen and special video- and music-editing software.

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Sony VAIO F Series

 

As if a full HD screen, Blu-ray, and Core i7 processing power weren't enough, Sony includes its new TransferJet technology in this multimedia laptop.

With the VAIO F, Sony packs a lot into a very good multimedia notebook. You’ll get a full HD 16.4-inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete Nvidia graphics, and Blu-ray playback. At With the VAIO F, Sony packs a lot into a very good multimedia...

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Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM

 

Its 16-inch widescreen displays in full 1080p HD, which will complement any Netflix or Hulu streaming service you may subscribe to, as well as the included Blu-ray player. The screen is also big enough to handle multiple windows and applications...

Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GT 540M GPU ensure that there are few applications it can't handle. Blu-ray player. Full 1080p HD resolution. WiMAX 4G broadband. Bluetooth connects wireless peripherals. Backlit keyboard. USB 3.0. Big 750GB hard drive

Touchpad texture was uncomfortable. Mouse button needs work

The Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM is a laptop powerhouse. You can rely on its Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GT 540M to get the job done, whether that 'job' may entail gaming or manipulating images in Photoshop.

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Sony VAIO F Series Review

 

Sony released the new VAIO F series on January 19,2010. People who familiar to VAIO product line is not a stranger to Sony VAIO F Series. Sony F35/F45 are more remarkable in the market's performance. Sony VAIO F series announced today similar to other...

We also through the 3DMark06 to test the next generation NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M performance, by testing, at 1280 * 1024 resolution, Sony VAIO F received a total score of 6502, the results and we are more familiar with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M...

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Sony Vaio F Series review

 

Powerful notebook for movies and photo editing

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Sony VAIO F Series review

 

It's a laptop, it has a 3D screen and it exists in three dimensions. It is a 3D laptop

Cris, high-resolution screen ; Blistering rocessor erformance ; Very well resented

Lacks 3D grahics erformance ; Heavy and bulky design ; Incredibly exensive

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Sony VAIO F Series (VPCF127HG) notebook

 

The Sony VAIO F Series notebook is pitched at designers, artists, photographers and video editors who want a stylish notebook that has lots of speed and plenty of built-in features. You get a big, Full HD screen, a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, lots of hard...

Excellent screen, high-end mobile CPU, great keyboard, Blu-ray burner ;

Slow hard drive, preinstalled software can be bothersome ;

We just wish it had a 7200rpm hard drive rather than a 5400rpm drive, and that it had space for two drives in its chassis. We also wish it didn't come with so much preinstalled VAIO software. Sony means well, but all that software will do is annoy you...

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Sony VAIO F Series review

 

The Sony VAIO F Series is a smallish desktop-replacement laptop that is portable, but not very powerful.

Performance issues aside, the VAIO F Series isn't such a bad buy. Sure, you'll have to contend with Sony's extra software (such as its VAIO Gate dock), and the Firewire port is weirdly located on the front of the computer, but otherwise the F Series is...

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Sony VAIO F Series

 

I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm a Sony fan-boy, but I have been fond of the brand for many years having owned and reviewed several of their products across a wide range of applications. Therefore it's interesting to note that...

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Sony Vaio F Series

 

The Sony Vaio F is an Adobe RGB-enabled laptop that will appeal to a niche audience who understands why it costs what it does. Those who don't know what Adobe RGB is should be spending their dollars elsewhere.

Excellent Sony build quality ; Full HD, matte screen ; Covers Adobe RGB gamut ; Reasonably powerful specs ; Comfortable wrist rest

Colour shift is huge with no sRGB, only intended for colour experts ; Multi-touch touch pad is awful ; Terrible speakers for the size ; Included software is mostly awful

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT540M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel ®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2670QM
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