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alaScore 84

54 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad and usability.

performance, portability, screen, price, design

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price and reliability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability. There are some negative views about the size.

portability, screen, performance, reliability, price


56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Vaio F23N1E 16.4 inch Laptop (Intel i7 2.2GHz Processor, RAM 4GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Hard Drive Capaciy 640GB- Black

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (



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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (



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.

Expert review by: admin ( )

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Sony Vaio F Series review


Powerful notebook for movies and photo editing

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Cox (

Sony VAIO F Series review


A heavy hulk that's capable of stunning 3D visuals

Crisp, high-resolution screen ; Blistering processor performance ; Very well presented

Lacks 3D graphics performance ; Heavy and bulky design ; Incredibly expensive

Alright, fancypants. You want a laptop of luxury, but you don't want an Apple MacBook? Not even a 17-inch MacBook Pro? You want 3D but a Zalman 3D monitor isn't for you? Fancy the sort of black plastic slab that your friends can only dream of owning?...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Sony VAIO F Series review


The portable Sony VAIO F Series just barely edges into the desktop replacement laptop category. It's modern-looking (that's not necessarily a good thing), with sharp angles, smooth lines, and a monochromatic minimalist look. It also fails to beat the...

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Spencer Dalziel (

Sony Vaio F-Series review


Sony finally releases a 3D laptop and it's expensively good

Great 3D technology, superb HD display, powerful specifications, brilliant all-rounder, good 2D to 3D on the fly conversion, nice chiclet keyboard

High price tag, average battery life, gamers will miss a dedicated high-end GPU

that's so invested in the so-called 3D revolution, Sony has taken its own sweet time bringing out its first 3D laptop. The Japanese technology giant has placed a big bet on 3D and has its own 3D production and content facilities as well as a big...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Knott (

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...

May, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


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


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