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Sony VPCF13E1E/H notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony VPCF13E1E/H notebook. 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. Views about the energy efficiency and design are generally positive. The size and durability are also appreciated, whereas the portability and reliability get negative views. There are some mixed comments about the usability and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VPCF13E1E/H notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M0E


Very fast

American key bored still can't find £ sign, fan always running.

Sep, 2013

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E


appeared to have all the top items in.

Very expensive. Initially it never worked very well and kept crashing. I therefore did not use it much. after a year the wifi went then eventually it packed up. The main board proved to be defective and it was expensive to fix 485 pounds. Since then...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M0E


Very fast

American key bored still can't find £ sign, fan always running

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E


nice lay out

dvd drive been replaced 3 times in a year i have contacted sony and they want my laptop and said if its not a fault i would have to pay £80 even though its under warrantey be honest the 3d is poor the burning of blu ray discs is terrible so many fails...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M0E


Good build quality as you would expect from Sony. 4GB of RAM delivers fast response. i7 processor is genuinely fast. Very stable and forgiving when plugging in additional drives and programs on drives. Fast USB (3).

A little on the heavy side but you do get the big screen. Not a laptop to carry around too much.

Jan, 2013

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13M0E


Good build quality as you would expect from Sony. 4GB of RAM delivers fast response. i7 processor is genuinely fast. Very stable and forgiving when plugging in additional drives and programs on drives. Fast USB (3)

A little on the heavy side but you do get the big screen. Not a laptop to carry around too much

Nov, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E


Strong and fast

Extremely noisy, even after changing the fan. No worth it!

Nov, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1E


It's quite fast

1. The fan is very very loud, which gets to the point of obeying very annoying; 2. It can get extremely hot after a while; 3. The wireless network card stopped working with a year. In hindsight, I would have bought something else.

Apr, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13S0E


Good performance and graphics, once Linux is installed.

Default installation is completely dangerous - one button click erases entire main partition. Reinstallation major headache as backup discs not supplied, and much software unavailable without rescue discs. Without doubt the most flawed design of...

Apr, 2012

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Sony Vaio VPC-F13M0E


Gaming speeds USB 3.0 Blu-ray player Vaio exclusive software

Only 2 USB slots

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v3
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:4200
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:4200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16.4
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Geforce GT 425M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+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 read speed:4
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-ROM read speed:4
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
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v3
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Wireless Technology:WiFi

Packaging Data

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


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
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
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


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-460M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
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: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:50179
Processor code:SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No


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


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions