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Sony VAIO VPCF234FX/B notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF234FX/B notebook. 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. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good views, whereas the battery and durability get less positive opinions.

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On average, users rate this product 83/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Sony VAIO F review: Sony VAIO F

 

With a Blu-ray drive, Nvidia GeForce 540M graphics, and a full 1080p resolution display, the Sony Vaio F Series is a full-featured movie and gaming machine, with a sharp look and useful preloaded software.

The 16-inch screen can sit uncomfortably between midsize and desktop replacement laptops, and the Sony price premium is nearly on par with Apple's. Plus, the battery life is disappointingly weak.

If the size is right for you, the Vaio F Series is a well-made high-end laptop, and is a good reminder that Sony is one of the few brands that comes close to Apple on design and polish.

Jan, 2012

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

Good

 

Very good machine, the only thing that is missing is a SSD :), then I'll give the 5 stars

the weight

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Sony VAIO VPCF234FX/B 16.4" LED Notebook

 

I'm a professional photographer and I was looking for a laptop with a big good screen for photo & video retouching. I've read bad reviews but considered them inappropriate. I've left a comment there. It's just been a bad copy which happens no doubt or...

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Sony VAIO VPCF234FX/B 16.4" LED Notebook

 

I'm entering college as a Freshman this year, so I bought this computer to satisfy my Engineering spec. requirements. As much as I LOVED its performance, it was wayyyy too heavy to lug around the campus. It's definitely a DESKTOP REPLACEMENT. It cannot...

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:5000

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

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 base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
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:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, CD
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
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):24
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:i7-2760QM
Processor boost frequency:3.50
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i7-2760QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224
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 Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
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® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53474
Processor code:SR02R
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter\nVegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.0\nACID Music Studio 8.0\nSound Forge Audio Studio 10.0
Operating system architecture:64-bit
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
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Depth (imperial):10.7
Height (front):1.31
Height (front) (imperial):1.31
Height (rear):1.7
Height (rear) (imperial):1.7
Weight:6.83
Width:15.7
Width (imperial):15.7