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Sony VAIO VPC-F12M1E/H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F12M1E/H. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and keyboard are generally positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the portability and energy efficiency get less positive opinions. Views are divided on the price.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, reliability

durability, battery, energy, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPC-F12M1E/H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPC-F12M1E/H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F12M1E/H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and reliability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the price and energy efficiency.

performance, reliability, design, screen, usability

durability, energy, price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCF12S1E 16.4" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i7-740QM Processor, 6GB, 500GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home PremiumSony VAIO VPCF12S1E 16.4" Screen Laptop, Intel Core i7-740QM Processor, 6GB, 500GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z Notebook

 

Quad-Studio. You want to render videos, manipulate pictures or si

High performance; Contrast rich TFT; Bright, matt display; FullHD resolution; Keyboard's good feedback; Clearly arranged inputs

Erratic noise level; High power consumption; Low battery runtimes

Sony hasn't managed to get the fan under control, although the problem was already known in February 2010.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: HARNISH (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

BEST 3D EXPERIENCE U CAN EVER GET IN A LAPTOP. LOADS OF COMPATIBLE 3D GAMES. UPCONVERT MOVIES, PICTURES AND 3D QUALITY IS JUST EXCELLENT. DESIGN IS BEST U CAN HAVE. FINISHING OF PRODUCT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. FEATURES INCLUDE ALL THE TOP SPECS IN THE...

BATTERY SHOULD BE LASTING ATLEAST 3 TO 4 HOURS BUT IT LAST ONLY MAX OF 2.5 HOURS. HARD DISK IS JUST 640 GB WHEREAS FOR THE PRICE I WOULD EXPECT ATLEAST 1 TB. A BIT HEAVY BUT CAN BE IGNORED DUE TO OTHER POWERFUL FEATURES. MOST IMPORTANT MANUAL DOESNT...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: jeremy (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Fast, reliable, good screen & key board. Sound not bad for a lap top

No software of note and a nosiy fan when hot

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: mike (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Design, screen

Battery - terrible - runs out in less than 1 hour

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Matt (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Good design, screen.

Battery for an expensive high end laptop is very poor, doesn't last 2 hours. only 3 usb ports

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mariusz (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

processor, blu-ray recorder, great keyboard

screen, gpu, very noisy, weight

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Easy to use, good music systems, reliable computer,quite fast. I like this laptop, it's the first laptop I got and an pleased so far. Good backup and upgrade to keep it up to date (good)

My experiance with the condition of battery power displayed when switched on! My laptop used to display this condition but after a couple of weeks has stopped the display. I try enquiries but cannot get back the display which I would like. Restore did...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Sergey (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Very fast good quality laptop. The best Sony VAIO on a market !!!

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Adam (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Solid build, keyboard looks like it would be hard to type on but it works amazingly well and is very responsive. Tons of memory, big hard drive, I use it as a laptop and a desktop replacement. I can play Empire and it's silky smooth. Overall a typical...

As with many laptops costs are cut on the battery, would benefit greater from a larger capacity battery (optional extra). Realistically you'll get two hours of use. Has an LCD screen, I would have expected an LED screen on a premium laptop.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E

 

Works very well, easy to use

I can't get vaio gate to open my shortcuts permanently

Feb, 2011
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.775 / 3.83 / 4.6
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43537 / 47341 / 49024
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28