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SONY VPCF11NFX/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and value for money are on the whole positive. The performance and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability and energy efficiency. Many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad.

screen, keyboard, performance, price, design

battery, sound, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the SONY VPCF11NFX/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Awesome

 

It took quite a while to receive this item, which is new for me. I ordered it on a Thursday, and it didn't arrive until late the next Wednesday. And it shipped from a place that's about 6 hours from where I live. I really, really wanted to just drive...

Extremely fast, quiet, and powerful. The only time I really see the CPU approach 100% CPU usage is when I'm encoding videos or playing some ridiculous game with obnoxious graphical settings. It's so much fun seeing 8 processors in the system usage...

Others have mentioned these items, and I'll echo their opinions that some might not be "cons" per se, but they're things you might want to keep in mind ; The enclosure is rather flimsy. I was expecting something that at least felt a bit more sturdy....

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Great laptop

 

can run multiple instances of eve-online without noticeable graphic lag. Runs starwars galaxies online at anti-aliasing 8 without any lag what so ever. I believe the graphics performance beats my nvidia 8800gtx video card by a little. I find that...

This is a great laptop for those who are waiting for Intel and Nvidia to come out with newer technology worth the price tag. I'm waiting to upgrade my core 2 duo to a 6 core but Intel won't let go of their standard 6 core processors due to lack of...

after flashing for known heat issues, the fan seems to give out a high pitch tone when changing speeds as if the barrings are warn. Something I can live with ; Slightly heavier and the battery gives you around 2 hours (realistic time) but what do you...

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Pretty good

 

1080p on 16.4 takes some getting used to. Not all software has sufficient flexibility to work optimally at this high dpi. Overall, I am happy with it. The screen is disappointing. I am spoiled though - coming from a Samsung 305t with 178 degree...

Well made F series, super fast, not shiny (except for screen), Sony driver support is excellent ; Great job from Newegg

Worst viewing angles of any screen I have ever seen - not possible to see "black" over the entire screen at once from ANY viewing location. (Why won't Sony give us the high quality matte screens like they use in European models?) ; Speakers are not...

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Extremely Slow

 

Makes your wallet $1150 lighter

Extremely slow in my case. My $400 Acer is much, much faster. If I place a desktop gadget on the screen it takes a whole minute to appear. If I want to move a gadget to a different portion of the screen, it lags significantly or sometimes does not move...

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Highly Compatible with W7

 

I have rarely bought Sony products because I didn't like their proprietary lockins and uninteresting value proposition. Now I own two Sony notebooks (F1 and Sony S11) and one digital camera. The value, quality and compatibility are impressive. I am a...

I agree with other reviewers and want to add a couple comments. My VPCF11NFX is glitch free on Windows 7. Usually there's some driver, some BIOS problem, some wakeup issue. I've experienced none. This is the first notebook that is glitch free. Of...

First model had a sprung F5 key. Squeeked loudly when pressed and often stayed depressed. Replacement is fine. Display is good but not as good of my Dell Studio XPS 1620 1080P WLED. Only a one year domestic warrany

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Sound quality is not bad. It was because the default setting is wrong.

 

Nice hardware design, extremely crisp and clear display ; Too heavy for carrying around. However, it's best for me since I used it as a replacement for my desktop which is broken last year

Sound quality is too bad. However, it was because the speaker's default setting was wrong. Go to Control Panel - Hardware and Sound -Sound - Select your speaker device (Speaker/HP) and click Properties - Go to Enhancement tab - Check "Disable all sound...

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SONY VPCF11NFX/B NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 16.4" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

 

I bought mine from SonyStyle.com because I wanted the black one and it was only $30 more and comes with the 740qm processor, shipping took 10 days. The one I bought was the VPCF1290X model but basically the same exact thing.

Fast CPU and GPU combo ; Backlit keyboard is great ; Beautiful 1080p screen ; 7200rpm HDD ; 1333 DDR3 memory ; Runs cooler than I expected ; Bang for your buck, I looked around for 1-2 months and it came down to the VAIO and the ASUS G-Series but the...

Plastic body, but at least it looks nice. The comparative ASUS G-Series laptop is very ugly. An aluminum body on this laptop is just wishful thinking ; No dedicated volume buttons, but there is a FN + F3 or F4 for volume control so it's only one extra...

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Very Solid Laptop

 

Good Hardware ; Stays Relatively Cool ; Solid for the price

Poor Battery Life ; Ambient Backlit Keyboard reduces the brightness of the screen

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Great laptop, poor support

 

Battery life is not great, but I expected that considering the power & screen size. Keyboard is slightly squeaky.

very fast, cool backlit keyboard, super screen resolution

insanely bad tech support. Took 9 (!) e-mails plus an on-line chat just to get the specs and max size supported for memory upgrades (DDR3-1333MHz & 8GB). Poor touchpad driver, does not auto-disable when you plug in a mouse and is too sensitive to palm...

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Important BIOS update!

 

The affected Laptops are listed here: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=401&template_id=1®ion_id=1

This is an update to my previous review. Sony has announced a recall of about 550,000 VAIO Laptops due to a fan control problem in the BIOS. Some Laptops have actually warped their frames due to excessive heat. The VAIO VPCF11NFX is one of the affected...

I did NOT notice any fan problems with my VAIO VPVF11NFX, but that doesn't mean the problem wasn't there. On my Laptop there is some very hot air that gets exhausted from the left side. This is as it should be and means the fans are exhausting the hot...

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