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Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the battery and usability are different, and some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPCF23C5E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The performance and screen also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

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56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio F23N1E 16.4 inch Laptop (Intel i7 2.2GHz Processor, RAM 4GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Hard Drive Capaciy 640GB- BlackSony Vaio F23N1E 16.4 inch Laptop (Intel i7 2.2GHz Processor, RAM 4GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) Hard Drive Capaciy 640GB- Black

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (t3.com)

Sony Vaio F Series review

 

Powerful notebook for movies and photo editing

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Cox (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO F Series review

 

A heavy hulk that's capable of stunning 3D visuals

Crisp, high-resolution screen ; Blistering processor performance ; Very well presented

Lacks 3D graphics performance ; Heavy and bulky design ; Incredibly expensive

Alright, fancypants. You want a laptop of luxury, but you don't want an Apple MacBook? Not even a 17-inch MacBook Pro? You want 3D but a Zalman 3D monitor isn't for you? Fancy the sort of black plastic slab that your friends can only dream of owning?...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony VAIO F Series review

 

The portable Sony VAIO F Series just barely edges into the desktop replacement laptop category. It's modern-looking (that's not necessarily a good thing), with sharp angles, smooth lines, and a monochromatic minimalist look. It also fails to beat the...

Performance issues aside, the VAIO F Series isn't such a bad buy. Sure, you'll have to contend with Sony's extra software (such as its VAIO Gate dock), and the Firewire port is weirdly located on the front of the computer, but otherwise the F Series is...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Spencer Dalziel (theinquirer.net)

Sony Vaio F-Series review

 

Sony finally releases a 3D laptop and it's expensively good

Great 3D technology, superb HD display, powerful specifications, brilliant all-rounder, good 2D to 3D on the fly conversion, nice chiclet keyboard

High price tag, average battery life, gamers will miss a dedicated high-end GPU

that's so invested in the so-called 3D revolution, Sony has taken its own sweet time bringing out its first 3D laptop. The Japanese technology giant has placed a big bet on 3D and has its own 3D production and content facilities as well as a big...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VAIO F Series (VPCF127HG) notebook

 

The Sony VAIO F Series notebook is pitched at designers, artists, photographers and video editors who want a stylish notebook that has lots of speed and plenty of built-in features. You get a big, Full HD screen, a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, lots of hard...

Excellent screen, high-end mobile CPU, great keyboard, Blu-ray burner ;

Slow hard drive, preinstalled software can be bothersome ;

We just wish it had a 7200rpm hard drive rather than a 5400rpm drive, and that it had space for two drives in its chassis. We also wish it didn't come with so much preinstalled VAIO software. Sony means well, but all that software will do is annoy you...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B

 

The Sony VAIO VPC-F237FX/B is a potent quad-core desktop replacement laptop that targets multimedia buffs with a striking 1080p screen and special video- and music-editing software.

Impressive performance. Handsome 1080p HD screen. Spacious keyboard. Bundled multimedia software.

A mite pricey. Graphics fall short of full-resolution gaming nirvana. Too-short 30-day security trialware.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM

 

The Sony VAIO VPC-F236FM is a laptop powerhouse. You can rely on its Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GT 540M to get the job done, from mid-level gaming to manipulating images in Photoshop.

Intel Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GT 540M GPU ensure that there are few applications it can't handle. Blu-ray player. Full 1080p HD resolution. WiMAX 4G broadband. Bluetooth connects wireless peripherals. Backlit keyboard. USB 3.0. Big 750GB hard drive.

Touchpad texture was uncomfortable. Mouse button needs work.

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Sony Vaio F Series

 

Excellent Sony build quality. Full HD, matte screen. Covers Adobe RGB gamut. Reasonably powerful specs. Comfortable wrist rest.

Colour shift is huge with no sRGB, only intended for colour experts. Multi-touch touch pad is awful. Terrible speakers for the size. Included software is mostly awful.

The Sony Vaio F is an Adobe RGB-enabled laptop that will appeal to a niche audience who understands why it costs what it does. Those who don't know what Adobe RGB is should be spending their dollars elsewhere.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Knott (getfrank.co.nz)

Sony VAIO F Series

 

I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm a Sony fan-boy, but I have been fond of the brand for many years having owned and reviewed several of their products across a wide range of applications. Therefore it's interesting to note that...

May, 2010

Expert review by : admin (blog.laptopz.com )

Sony VAIO F Series Review

 

Sony released the new VAIO F series on January 19,2010. People who familiar to VAIO product line is not a stranger to Sony VAIO F Series. Sony F35/F45 are more remarkable in the market's performance. Sony VAIO F series announced today similar to other...

We also through the 3DMark06 to test the next generation NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M performance, by testing, at 1280 * 1024 resolution, Sony VAIO F received a total score of 6502, the results and we are more familiar with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Battery recharge time:4

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:41.7
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Nvidia Geforce GT 540M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

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:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
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:16
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
DVD-RW write speed:4
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+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:4
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
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 rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
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): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor code:SR02S
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.1
Height :3.31
Weight:3.1
Width:39.9