Pros

  • Light and portable
  • Excellent multimedia playback

Cons

  • Lacks category's typical performance
  • Ugly design

At A Glance

This smallish desktop replacement laptop may be fairly easy to tote, but it just isn't very powerful.

Manufacturer’s Description

Get an immersive viewing experience with images so realistic you feel like you are part of the action. The latest version of the F series laptop was built with the multimedia enthusiast in mind. Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition is included with three powerful Sony applications Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge software so you can create music and movies like never before. With a large screen for game playing and movie watching and a seamless speaker bar with mind-blowing sound, and a pre-programmed Function F1 key that allows you to turn off the touch pad while gaming, the Sony engineers considered every detail.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCF233FX/B
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 16.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 540M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 27242835580
Manufacturer Part Number VPCF233FX/B
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCF233FX/B Notebook
Marketing Information

Get an immersive viewing experience with images so realistic you feel like you are part of the action. The latest version of the F series laptop was built with the multimedia enthusiast in mind. Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition is included with three powerful Sony applications Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge software so you can create music and movies like never before. With a large screen for game playing and movie watching and a seamless speaker bar with mind-blowing sound, and a pre-programmed Function F1 key that allows you to turn off the touch pad while gaming, the Sony engineers considered every detail.

Product Model VPCF233FX/B
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series F
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick Duo
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCF233FX/B Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.7"
Width 15.7"
Depth 10.7"
Weight (Approximate) 109.6 oz
Color Matte Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2670QM
Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 117.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:22   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 246.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 220.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 456.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 295.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 152.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 122.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 64.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 120.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 101.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 53.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 21.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 76.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 66.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 40.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 50.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 40.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 23.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 126.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 99.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 50.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 22.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 9.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 20.7   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.3   Watt hours
Off power usage 1.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 330.0