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Sony VAIO VPCF23Z1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23Z1E. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the price and reliability are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. The touchpad and battery get critical comments.

screen, portability, performance, reliability, price

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCF23Z1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPCF23Z1E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23Z1E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the usability.

portability, screen, performance, reliability, price

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio F23Z1E 16 inch Laptop (Intel i7 2.2GHz Processor, RAM 8GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Hard Drive Capacity 640GB- Carbon BlackSony Vaio F23Z1E 16 inch Laptop (Intel i7 2.2GHz Processor, RAM 8GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Hard Drive Capacity 640GB- Carbon Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Luqman (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E

 

Have a 3D screen and good video quality. Great for entertainment.

A lot of software issues, like touchpad, ethernet connection and so on ... This does not mean that I had got a hardware problem. Also the machine a bit heavy.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: michael (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E

 

The performance is much better than my previous one and the screen is very clear.

I am not convinced about 3D on a laptop. Battery life is not up with the best performers..

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kubra (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E

 

3D is very gooood.............

short life battery

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: victor (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E

 

It is 3D

It has a major fault. It does not work with the sonny 3D camera which is why I bought it. Absolutly stupid. I will never reccommend or bou a sonny producy again if they cannot even get a simple thing like compatability between products right.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theatre / S-FORCE Front Surround 3D / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16
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 memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
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 Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD-R Dual Layer write speed:4
BD-R read speed:6
BD-R write speed:6
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:6
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5 / 8
DVD-RAM write speed:5 / 8
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / CD-RW/DVD Combo

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theatre / S-FORCE Front Surround 3D / HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
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
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
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 / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
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: 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 Smart Response Technology: No
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53470
Processor code:SR02S
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / 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
Height:1.38
Weight:7.05
Width:15.7