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Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC review

January 30th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


The Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC is the recently released F Series notebook powered by the Intel quad Core i7-740QM. It can therefore be classified as a high end notebook. The quad core i7-740qm has a nominal operating frequency of 1.73 GHz that can go up to 2.93GHz based upon demand. The demand based frequency increase for a short period of time is called Turbo Boost by Intel.

The Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC has 16.4 inch screen at 1600 x 900 resolution and comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. Other notable feature of Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC includes 2 USB 3.0 and, the Blu Ray Drive and the HDMI output. With the USB 3.0 you can transfer data at rate 10x compared to the present USB 2.0 data transfer rate. The combination of the Blu Ray ROM, and the HDMI output feature, turns this notebook into a multimedia machine that can be used to view the Blu Ray Movie on a LCD TV, if required. But that will be an underutilization of this machine that comes with a powerful processor and a decent graphics engine in the form of NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M.

As part of the Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC review, we present to you the most important features of this notebook at a glace that you can use to make up your mind if its performance and feature is close to what you are looking for. Of course, you will also have to see if this fits in the budget that you are looking at.

– Intel core i7-740qm – quad core 1.73 GHz, turbo 2.93 GHz, 6M Cache memory
– 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive
– 16.4 inch LCD screen at 1600 x 900 resolution
– NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M graphics engine with 1 GB dedicated graphics
– 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
– Blu Ray Player
– Wired and Wireless networking
– Bluetooth Support
– Comes with a Headphone ( GA200) in the bundle, also a SOE DC Universe Game PC Game.

As you can see – comes into the category of high end computing machine backed by the quality of Sony Vaio. We would also like you to explore the latest Sany Bridge core i7-2630qm based machines, some of them are available under $1000. They will have slightly better performance at comparable cost.

On the negative side the Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC has poor battery life. The standard notebook will last only last 1.5 hours in battery life with DVD playback.

Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC Pros

– High end processor
– 2 USB 3.0
– Headphone and game DVD sweetens the deal

Sony Vaio VPCF13WFX/BC Cons

– Low Battery life
– slightly overpriced when compared to Sandy Bridge i7-2630qm notebook

Where to buy.
Sony VAIO VPCF13WFX/BC at Amazon

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