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Sony VAIO VPCF232FX/B notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF232FX/B notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The design and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the touchpad and durability.

performance, usability, design, reliability, price

portability, durability, touchpad

On average, users rate this product 70/100.

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Consumer review by: LT (newegg.com)

Highly Recommend

 

Runs the best games including Diablo 3 and Crysis. The strong graphics card is set up well within the unit so it does not overheat. I would suggest getting an extra fan if you are going to play for long hours (naturally)

Interesting Screen

May, 2012

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

plugged in only

 

I will probably keep it only because it's $700 less than a similarly configured Macbook. And since each new Apple OS release makes me fonder of Win 7, I'll just have to near an outlet.

Works as advertised-almost...beautiful his rez screen, solid and runs fairly cool for a laptop. But the battery power is another matter

Battery is next to useless. After less than half hour with out the charger plugged in it defaults to less than 0.8ghz and disables turbo boost. Might as well be running a 5 year old laptop at that point it is so slow. Takes forever just to open an app...

Mar, 2012

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 memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
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 backlit:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0669
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
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-RW, DVD-RW
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):22
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:I7-2670QM
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
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:32
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 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: 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® 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: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

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:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500

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