Pros

  • Good audio, if you enable Dolby enhancements
  • Beautiful display with excellent 3D support

Cons

  • Overall unit is quite unattractive
  • Pioneer Blu-ray drive is very noisy

At A Glance

Sony includes Nvidia’s 3D Vision with its latest 16-inch laptop, but it’s more attuned to stereoscopic movies than to games.

Manufacturer’s Description

The F series 3D laptop in Full HD 1080p creates an immersive viewing experience with images so realistic you feel like you are part of the action whether you watch in 2D or 3D. And it's loaded for all-out performance with a quad core Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics with 1GB, and up to 6GB RAM.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCF215FX/BI
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 3 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
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 16.00 "
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 RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VPCF215FX/BI
UPC Code 27242820760
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCF215FX/BI Notebook
Marketing Information

The F series 3D laptop in Full HD 1080p creates an immersive viewing experience with images so realistic you feel like you are part of the action whether you watch in 2D or 3D. And it's loaded for all-out performance with a quad core Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics with 1GB, and up to 6GB RAM.

Product Model VPCF215FX/BI
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series F
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCF215FX/BI Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 3D Glasses
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.8"
    Width 15.7"
    Depth 10.7"
    Weight (Approximate) 113.12 oz
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i7
    Processor Model i7-2630QM
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core
    Cache 6 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    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 2:33   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 325.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 230.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 456.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 153.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 123.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 64.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 117.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 101.0   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 46.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 21.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 76.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 65.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 41.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 55.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 43.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 23.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 123.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 99.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 50.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 321.0