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Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B Laptop Review

When Sony introduces something, you can expect it to be something above the usual standard. TheĀ  Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B is not an exception to it. This notebook can be kept into that list of products from the manufacturer, which is the closest thing they have got to delivering a high-end laptop that delivers in nearly all aspects.

Whatever level of laptop user you may be, you will have something to appreciate here. To find out whether it is worth picking up, find out more about the review below.

About Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B Laptop

Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/b laptop comes with a 1080p, 16.4-inch display screen so you can enjoy the best viewing experience that was not previously available on laptop units in the past. It is also powered by Core i7 processor for excellent processing speed and an Nvidia GeForce 330M GPU graphics card for optimum graphics quality, whether you are viewing pictures or movie files on your laptop screen, especially with a Blu-ray functionality.

With a large screen, this laptop is not ideal for users who prefer a lightweight unit or are concerned about carrying a bit of weight while on the go. But it is reconciled by the powerful computing device of Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B.

The appearance of the laptop is something noteworthy, too. It comes with a slightly tapered but thick body wherein its lid is a bit emblazoned. The center of the lid features a large chrome logo of the model. There is also a sophisticated appeal with the use of a matte black surface on the lid. While it might prove to be a major leap appearance-wise, it becomes vulnerable to fingerprints and smudges, so you have to be careful when using this.

Pros

It comes with an advanced Blu-ray functionality;

The 1080p display delivers a solid graphic experience;

It is tagged with an affordable price tag even with the use of a Core i7 processor to ensure excellent speed and power.

cons

The battery life could only reach up to a maximum of 2 hours, which reduces its portability and functionality;

The speakers that come along with the Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B laptop is a bit mediocre, as compared to the standard that consumers have expected from a manufacturer like Sony.

The Bottom Line

Sony Vaio VPCF115FM/B laptop is a steal for a price tag of $1,349 ( at the time of writing) due to a packed feature. Indeed, it is one of the high-end laptops currently available in the market, lending its reputation as a sleek and ultra-portable unit that is one of the best that Sony has introduced to the market to date.

  1. Erik
    July 4th, 2010 at 18:07 | #1

    Although what you are getting on paper for this laptop may be a “steal” as this author put it, spend the extra money for something else. I have had this machine for a month and a half now. They put a new motherboard in the machine a week ago, they are sending me a new A/C adapter, and next week another tech will be coming to replace the screen for me. I regret the decision to purchase this machine.

  2. August 19th, 2010 at 08:54 | #2

    Inevitably, EVERY manufacturer makes a lemon or two, and I’ve definitely had my share over the years, but the vpcf115 is NOT one of them. My machine has performed admirably with a number of intensive computing programs, including multi-track audio recording and post-production, as well as several high-end and graphically intensive games. I could do with better battery life, although that has never been a primary reason for buying a laptop for me. For my needs it is a great machine and I have found Sony support to be very good, with only minor bumps in the road here and there.

  3. Eupesi
    February 20th, 2011 at 01:45 | #3

    A agree with Erik. I had my mother board replaced after 3 months of use and have had constant overheating problems. Sometimes the computer turns off automatically without previous warning.

  4. TJK13636
    March 26th, 2012 at 21:45 | #4

    I purchased this machine from its first owner about a year ago. Ordered disks from sony with the original factory software. Wiped and re-installed win 7 home, updated all drivers and bios. This machine is now awesome. Never gave me problems. Easily chews up all I throw at it and begs for more. Does anyone know if the CPU can be upgraded? And if so, what CPUs can it accept? I would like to swap the core i7 720QM with a core i7 940XM. Is this possible?