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Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The keyboard and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the sound and portability.

screen, design, keyboard, performance, usability

price, portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 40 reviews)

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Review Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI 3D Notebook

 

3D Vaio. Sony Vaio's leap into the 3D world gives reason for exci

Big Color Space; Large Viewing Angles; Anti-Glare Screen; Very High Screen Brightness; 240Hz 3D Display with Active Shutter Glasses; Easy-to-Use 3D for Blu-Rays and Games; Good Gaming Performance WITHOUT 3D; Great Application Performance; Low Case...

Poor Gaming Performance WITH 3D; Loud Under Heavy Use; Sensitive High-Gloss Case; Flimsy Display Lid; Placement of Ports

Acer Aspire 5745DG: starting at 700 Euro, but little GPU power; Asus G73SW: higher contrast, GTX 460M; HP Envy 17-1190eg: vivid color screen; Dell XPS 17 3D; Alienware M17x R3 3D: quiet and cool to the touch.

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Hands-On: Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI 3D-Ready in Review

 

Third dimension. Sony implements its Bravia 3D technology in a no ...

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Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E review

 

Sony's monster Vaio F is a hefty beast, weighing in at a knee-crunching 3.1kg. It's a Sandy Bridge Core i7 multimedia powerhouse that'll handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. Nvidia graphics give it 3D video, and the large screen is ready...

With Core i7, 1080p 3D screen, backlit keyboard, Blu-ray drive and 3D, this is all the entertainment you need

Too heavy for laps, too pricey for many pockets and the audio quality doesn’t match the excellent screen

A powerful, multipurpose luggable laptop. An ideal home PC that looks good and runs well

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Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI review

 

Staggering power and immersive 3D from this stylish multimedia laptop

Good 3D effect ; Excellent office performance ; Blu-ray burner ; Great screen

Keys a bit rattly ; Graphics could be better

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Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1E

 

A very expensive 3D laptop

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

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

A hot, heavy hunk of a machine, which sadly disappoints when it comes to the crunch. The Sony VAIO VPC-F21Z1E's probably one of your best choices if you want a 3D laptop, but ask yourself if that's something you really need. Is it worth over £1500 to...

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Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B review

 

We've seen laptops capable of rendering 3D before, but Sony's luxurious – if perversely titled – Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B is undoubtedly the best so far.

This entertainment-focused Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B laptop has just about everything you’d need for a domestic-bound desktop replacement. It’s heavy and a touch too noisy for our taste but if you want a luggable notebook with 3D playback – and you have...

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Sony F21Z1E review

 

Sony is continuing its roll-out of VAIO laptops featuring Intel's Sandy Bridge processors with the F21Z1E, a 16in powerhouse. As well as great application performance, the range-topping system also includes USB3, a 3D-capable Full HD display and a...

Hugely powerful in applications, and capable of 3D Blu-ray playback, but its graphics card is comparatively underpowered.

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Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI hands-on test

 

The 16-inch Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI offers some cool 3D features and really powerful innards. You'll need a little sit down and a warm drink after seeing its price tag, however.

Screen supports 3D ; 2D to 3D upscaling ; Powerful components ; Blu-ray player

Keyboard backlight can't be controlled manually ; Price tag will make you weep

We can't wait to submit the Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI to our rigorous benchmark tests, and see if it lives up to the hype. With an astronomical price tag, it'll have to really blow our polka-dot socks off, but hopefully its features and performance will...

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Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E 16in laptop

 

Review Imagine my joy when asked to try out a 3D entertainment centre built into a Sony Vaio notebook. Imagine my disappointment, then, when I discover that the notebook in question is actually too big to fit in my notebook bag.

Overall, I was happy with performance of the Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI, it's pretty damn good but not great. Yet compared to others in this class that Reg Hardware has tested lately, it seems Sony makes you pay for that extra performance.

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Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E

 

Intel's Sandy Bridge goes 3D in Sony's latest entertainment laptop

A fast machine with a quality 3D screen that really works, but the price is in another dimension

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer
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:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT540M / NVIDIA GEFORCE GT435M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM55 / HM65
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-2630QM / I7-740QM
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