Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Mediocre battery life

At A Glance

The VPCF13AFX is both a looker and a great performer, but it isn't the longest-lived desktop replacement you can find.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1730.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 16.4 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 2.5 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.3 inches
Depth 10.4 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 6.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software ArcSoft: Magic-i Visual Effects 2, WebCam Companion 3;
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 107.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:24   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 297.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 201.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 363.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 229.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 284.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 120.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 101.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 86.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 80.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 349.0