Originally posted on May 30, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
Sony has consistently delivered high quality products, especially when it comes to their Vaio line. Users of these laptops will attest to their performance, and no one can deny that they score a lot of points in aesthetics as well. Of course, there is the price factor, but people are willing to pay for quality anyway.
If you are a fan of Sony products, then you might want to know that the newest in the Vaio line is now available on a pre-order basis on the Sony web site. Here’s the dish on the F series laptops.
Inside, you’ll find Intel Core i7 quad core processors to make sure that you have the computing power that you want and need. Sony recommends that you run Windows 7 on the laptop, although you can always use your preferred operating system. You can choose between the 16-inch 3D display and the 16.4-inch 2D display. And yes, you read that right – the laptops are 3D compatible, allowing you the luxury of watching the latest 3D movies on Blu-ray. The selection may not be that brilliant at the moment, but 3D capability might come in handy in the future. Personally, I would opt out of the 3D functionality for now.
Moving along, other key points about the F series include NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics and S-Force™ Front Surround 3D audio. As for the battery life, the 2D models can last for 2.5 hours on default settings and only 1.5 hours on DVD playback. This is rather poor, don’t you think?
As for connectivity, it has the usual Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, plus it also has two USB 3.0 ports.
The laptops are available in four colors – glossy black, matte black, premium white, and silver.
Of course, you can configure the laptop to your heart’s content, but that probably means you will be paying more than the base price of $799.