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Sony VAIO VPCS131FM/S Laptop Review

February 8th, 2011


Sony VAIO VPCS 131FM/S notebook is an ultraportable comes with 13.3-inch screen. This laptop is equipped with Intel Wireless Display technology, which is recent and creating waves in the technology word. This technology will allow you to connect to any external media such as TV completely wireless. This laptop is arranged with huge battery backup too for enjoying uninterrupted entertainment and it offers up to 5 hours 30 minutes battery life successfully. Sony VAIO laptops are always famous for technology enabled features and this laptop comes with built-in webcam and Bluetooth too along with Firewire connector and WiMax capability.

Intel Core i5-460M Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-460M processor, that powers Sony VAIO VPCS131FM/S is clocked at 2.53 GHz. This processor is famous for its Turbo Boosting Technology with its two cores. Here, this Turbo Boost technology will cater to increase the frequency for a small period when situation demands more processing power. Through this turbo boosting technology, this processor can be overclocked up to 2.8 GHz. This Intel Core i5-460M is completely based on the Arrandale architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology. Its graphics section is based and manufactured on 45 nm technology.

Graphics performance with this processor is decent, but not great like current and latest Sandy Bridge processors. These Sandy Bridge processors are successful at offering double the graphics performance over the Arrandale architecture.

The best part with Intel Core i5-460M processor is its integrated memory controller and high speed differential DMI bus which communicates effectively with the chipset. Intel succeeded in introducing hyperthreading technology in i5 processors and this can enable four threads running simultaneously with it. Overall performance of this Intel Core i5-460M processor is far better than the earlier Core 2 processors which run at 2.8 GHz.

Pros:

  • It has Bluetooth.
  • It has Firewire connector and WiMax capability to enable 4G successfully.
  • It has Intel Wireless Display technology.
  • Huge battery backup.
  • Huge hard drive capacity with 640GB.
  • Light in weight (4.4 lbs).

Cons:

  • Little expensive but worth when it is compared with latest technology features.
  • It’s not a Sandy Bridge processor.
  • It has no optical drive.


Specifications

Processor:

This laptop powered by Intel Core i5-460M processor that is clocked at 2.53GHz. This processor got turbo boosting technology, but not a match for Sandy Bridge processors. This laptop got more advanced technologies as bundle. These advanced media related technologies would be good over Sandy Bridge processors. Of course, the current Core i5-460M processor will also work well to a major extent.

System Memory:

This laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard Drive:

This laptop hard drive offers huge storage space through its 640GB HDD which spins at 5400 rpm.

Display:

This laptop screen is 13.3-inches LED-Backlit with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.

Graphics:

It has Intel GMA HD integrated graphics card.

Special features:

It has Intel Wireless Display Technology which enables connectivity with external media such as HDTV and some other. For this feature, it needs additional $100 cost Netgear Push2TV. It has Firewire connector and WiMax capability.

Connectivity:

It has Bluetooth capability. For wireless connectivity, this laptop arranged with Wi-Fi. For wired connectivity, it comes with Gigabit LAN facility.

Additional Ports:

It has one multicard reader which can support SD Card, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and Stick Pro Duo. It has three numbers of USB ports, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Built-in features:

It has built-in speakers to offer decent sound quality to user. It has one built-in webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.

Input Devices:

It has backlit keyboard and multi touch gestured touchpad.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.

Battery:

This laptop is arranged with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery that offers 5 hours 30 minutes battery life for the notebook.

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