Review: Sony F Series - Huge screen, nice lappy

The first thing you’ll notice about the F series is the amazing 16.4 inch HD screen, complete with anti-glare, well that’s what the top of the range model lower models have full HD 1920×1080 resolution.

This is a beast of a machine as it comes with a quad-core Intel® CoreTM i7 processors (Quad Core, 8 Threads), a Blu-ray disc writer, plus 8GB of DDR3 main memory which should be able to handle heavy video editing.

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It’s also got a NVIDIA GeForce GT330M graphics – combined with 1GB of GDDR3 VRAM with CUDA – mean the VAIO F Series delivers detail-packed graphics and smooth HD video playback.

The F Series is also energy efficient, with the Sony light sensor (automatically adjusts screen illumination levels). There’s also a nice ‘Display Off’ button that cuts consumption when you’re listening to music or watching Blu-ray movies on a connected television.

My only negative point is that as with all Sony laptops this will cost a bomb. If you want powerful and stylish and money isn’t an issue when you’re buying a laptop then this is definately one to consider, especially for gaming and video editing.

But if you’re an average joe then you can probably find similar spec for half the price.

The new range of VAIO F Series multimedia computers is available in stores from 18th January 2010. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium software.

Specifications:


Model

VAIO VPCF11Z1E/BI

Processor

Intel® Core™ i7-720QM

OS

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

Memory

8GB DDR3 SDRAM

HDD

500GB Serial ATA

Screen

VAIO Display Premium

41.6cm (16.4″) Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Anti-glare 100% Adobe RGB coverage

Graphics

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M

(1GB GDDR3 VRAM)

Optical drive

Blu-ray Disc™ Writer

BD-R/-RE/-ROM/ DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM

Weight & size

3.2kg (with supplied battery);

263 x 31-41 x 387.2 mm (D x H x W)

Others

WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth®;
Display Off button; premium black finish

 

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