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Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the touchpad and sound. Reviews are divided on the size.

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usability, battery, energy, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Rod (newegg.com)

Speedy laptop, good gaming performance

 

I see someone mention the charging jack, this is a problem with all laptops that people use 24/7 with the AC charger plugged in lounging around and not being careful how the plug is oriented or yanked on. I've preached this to my oldest boy who is now...

While I didn't buy this laptop here, I thought I'd give it some props ; The screen is phenominal. What really drew me in was the back lit keyboard. My eye, as with age, needed more light to see the keys and this lets me keep the lights off and not have...

none for me ; Just waiting for SSD drives of decent capacity to come down in price so I can replace the HDD in it. My desktops all have SSD's for the OS launch drive and they've got me spoiled on bootup time! I think I could live with a 250GB SSD drive...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Val (newegg.com)

Sony Delivers

 

Sony's Vaio f23 is as powerful as it is beautiful. The screen is among the best I've seen, the keyboard has almost no flex, the sound is above average for a laptop, and the I7 processor is FAST. All but the most serious gaming enthusiasts should be...

Beautiful screen, attractive design, attention to fit and finish, power

Meh network card, one hard drive bay

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: AJ (newegg.com)

Sony Vaio F Series F233FX/B Review

 

I'm a Network Engineer who needs to be mobile but have a one spot workstation when it's time to plug in and get busy. This machine for work is a blast, I cannot challenge this CPU and this is after running Spotify, GNS3 with 70+ routers simulation, and...

The black matte finish is to die for, as is the durable body, strong hinges (strong.), large screen covered in a anti-glare matte. The colors are vivid and bright, and the pixel density/quality while playing video games, watching HD movies and browsing...

The sound system when you enable Dolby Sound System is amazing. AMAZING. Compared to any laptop I've seen, this thing kills in surround sounding audio, besides bass. So if you love Skrillex, I'm sorry. I personally listen to top 40 charts, because I'm...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Be careful of Sony

 

A very good computer while it works

The power connector failed after 15 months. I paid $250 for Sony to repair it, and it failed again in the same manner after 9 months. Sony will not stand behind the repair, although it's known to be a frequent failure for them

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M1E

 

Great screen and graphics. Fast response. Wonderful laptop but the HDD failed completely in March 2013

The Toshiba HDD failed in March 2013, and could not be recovered, even using the recovery partition. It has been necessary to install a new HDD.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: selwyn (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M0E

 

Exceptional online help topics,good overall navigation of on screen menus,ie troubleshooting diagnostics, Very clear display as well as a host of choice of display settings. infact I'm pleased I chose this brand in the end because I had problems in...

The battery power of 4 hours not all that great although settings may conserve a small percentage of power use although I'm using the standard battery that came with the laptop I purchased.,

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M1E

 

Great screen and graphics. Fast response. Wonderful laptop but the HDD failed completely in March 2013

The Toshiba HDD failed in March 2013, and could not be recovered, even using the recovery partition. It has been necessary to install a new HDD

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: selwyn (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M0E

 

Exceptional online help topics,good overall navigation of on screen menus,ie troubleshooting diagnostics, Very clear display as well as a host of choice of display settings. infact I'm pleased I chose this brand in the end because I had problems in...

The battery power of 4 hours not all that great although settings may conserve a small percentage of power use although I'm using the standard battery that came with the laptop I purchased

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M1E

 

powerful; happily run Eve-Online through HDMI on the TV - awesome picture and graphics quality. Coped with any load I put on it.

After a car accident its now banana-shaped and doesn't work any more. I tried but the screen is a kaleidoscope now :(

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F22M1E

 

powerful; happily run Eve-Online through HDMI on the TV - awesome picture and graphics quality. Coped with any load I put on it

After a car accident its now banana-shaped and doesn't work any more. I tried but the screen is a kaleidoscope now

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:5000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D2
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:53470
Processor code:SR02S
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO Ed, Vegas Movie Studio, HD Platinum 10.0,\nACID Music Studio 8.0, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Depth (imperial):10.7
Height:1.7
Height (front):1.31
Height (front) (imperial):1.31
Height (imperial):1.7
Height (rear):1.7
Height (rear) (imperial):1.7
Weight:6.86
Width:15.7
Width (imperial):15.7