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Sony VAIO F2 Series VPCF234FX/B 16.4-Inch Laptop (Matte Black)

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 2.2GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 16.4-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 4.5 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size16.4 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM6 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce GT 540M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4.5 hours
Brand NameSony
SeriesF series
Item model numberVPCF234FX/B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight6.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.69 x 10.69 x 1.31 inches
Color Matte Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
  
Additional Information
ASINB005JY7V40
Best Sellers Rank #16,926 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2011
  
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Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64-bit. Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10GHz Quad Corep Processor. 6MB Processor Cache. 6GB (4GB + 2GB). 640GB (7200rpm). Blu-ray Disc Player. 1GB dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. Full HD 16.4" (1920 x 1080). Intel High Definition Audio with S-FORCE Front Surround 3D and Dolby Home Theater Technology v4. Built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor sensor and microphone. Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR). USB 2.0: 1.USB 3.0: .2.HDMI Output: 1.

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Locked and loaded for all-out performance, the Sony VAIO F23 series laptop in black (model VPCF234FX/B) is forged for gaming and built for quickness. You'll enjoy maximum multimedia thanks to the high-definition 16.4-inch screen, quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics with dedicated video memory, and a read-only Blu-ray Disc drive (with CD and DVD burning capabilities).

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Intel Core i7

 

Full HD 1080p

It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.

The extra-wide, theater inspired 16.4-inch display with a native Full HD 1080p resolution provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail from almost any angle. Experience full-impact surround sound with Dolby Home Theater technology combined with Bass-Reflex speakers built-in seamlessly into a forward facing speaker bar. And gamers will appreciate a pre-programmed Function F1 key that allows you to turn off the touch pad while gaming.

Sony's Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition is included with three powerful Sony applications--Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge--so you can create music and movies like never before. This F series laptop features speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices.

This VAIO laptop comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).

Second Generation Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Power

Tackle everything multimedia with warp speed and nimble responsiveness with the top-of-the-line second generation second generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).

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Imagine What You Can Do

Sony's Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition includes three powerful applications--Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge--for maximum multimedia creation capabilities.

Edit HD Video

Award-winning Vegas Movie Studio software has the power, features, and advanced tools needed to edit video. It includes hundreds of built-in video and audio effects as well as integrated tools for text animation, video stabilization, and color correction.

Record and Edit Audio

Sound Forge Audio Studio is the easiest way to record, edit, and sweeten audio on your home computer. Capture live performances--simply plug in a microphone or instrument and click Record. Give your audio tracks presence and sparkle with built-in effects. You can even create your own karaoke tracks with the Vocal Eraser tool.

Make Original Music

ACID Music Studio transforms your PC into the ultimate home recording studio. After you've achieved the perfect mix, burn CDs and make MP3s to share online and load into your favorite portable players.

Remote Play with PS3 Systems

Access all your content that won't fit on your PC by connecting to your PlayStation-from virtually anywhere in the world. With Sony's exclusive Remote Play functionality, you can connect to your PlayStation almost anywhere you go. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and you can access all of your photos, downloaded videos, music, and more.

Comfortable Backlit Keyboard

The spacing between the keys is precisely engineered to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience with a user-friendly touch and feel. Plus you have an integrated numeric key pad ideal for fast and accurate entry of numeric data with just one hand. And to make it even easier for your fingers to find the right keys--whether typing day or night, in the dark or light--the backlight creates a pleasant glow framing the individual keys and letters. The Ambient Light Sensor automatically controls the backlit keyboard and the LCD brightness.




Key Specifications

16.4-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution for Full HD 1080p viewing

2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 6 MB L3 cache).

640 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)

6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory

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Blu-ray Disc drive (read-only; also includes integrated multi-format CD/DVD drive)

Built-in stereo speakers with fourth-generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement technologies

Up to 4.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard battery (3.5 hours at maximum brightness; 2.8 hours of DVD playback)

Dimensions and Weight: 15.69 x 10.69 x 1.7 inches (WxDxH); 6.85 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 port
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Memory Stick Duo slot
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
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What's in the Box

Sony VAIO F23 laptop (model VPCF234FX/B); standard lithium-ion battery (5000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial offer)

Sony Creative Software: Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.0, ACID Music Studio 8.0, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0
  • Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7
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Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.

 

Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at download.live.com.

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Customer Reviews

I received the laptop Nov.
just4mah
It is, however, well designed, comfortable to use, and built for power and performance -- which is exactly what I need.
Oteaatea
I wouldn't buy this thing to lug around unless you've got your own personal roadie.
SpiralXSea

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Starikov on February 21, 2012
I'm a professional photographer and I was looking for a laptop with a big good screen for photo & video retouching. I've read bad reviews but considered them inappropriate. I've left a comment there. It's just been a bad copy which happens no doubt or might been a virus. This laptop is fast, has amazing full HD screen, a very good sound to watch movies (if you enable a Dolby function). Very comfortable. Internet button is awesome, opens your home page in a half second. Matte finish and anti blink screen are amazing. Overall it worth the money 100%. Would definitely recommend it for purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tampachief on February 27, 2012
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I could not be happier with my purchase of the Sony Vaio. I do have to say it is pretty big, but that is something I can live with when I am watching a Blu-ray and it is super crisp. It is a beast though when streaming videos and downloading multiple applications. Excellent computer!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SpiralXSea on February 11, 2012
I've had the Vaio for more than a month now, so the "Oh boy, a new computer!" thing has worn off and I know it's strengths and weaknesses. It works fine. It's excellent: fast, plenty of power for anything I want to run, and as many things as I want to run, even with Norton droning away in the background sucking up system resources. The keyboard layout is fine and the action is fast and light. If you're a fast typist, you'll like it.

The screen is the only problem I've had. It looks great on the windows-supplied images such as wallpapers. But when I watch some movies, stream TV programs or visit some websites, it looks like crap (blindingly bright, greenish tinge, blues and reds over-saturated). Then other movies, streamed content and web pages look wonderful. Like HD even when the content isn't HD. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to what's going to look good and what isn't. I finally gave up trying to calibrate the screen, restored it to the factory setting and got used to it. Now I hardly notice it.

It's a physically heavy rig. I wouldn't buy this thing to lug around unless you've got your own personal roadie. Think of this one as a desktop replacement, which is what I think Sony intended it to be

Note: if you're having trouble with the cursor and the trackpad, adjust it. You can use it just like your smartphone, but I found the cursor got easily confused and moved unpredictably with all that on. So I shut off all the two-finger operations, in fact, I shut off everything that wasn't strictly move and tap. I also adjusted the sensitivity so it doesn't have such a hair-trigger. Now it works fine.

Overall, a great computer, once you get used to the screen thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Oteaatea on July 21, 2012
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This is a powerful machine for the price. Equivalent systems run quite a bit higher on cost. This beast of a desktop replacement is not a sleek, stylish machine. It is, however, well designed, comfortable to use, and built for power and performance -- which is exactly what I need. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's lighter than it looks and won't be too burdensome to travel with when necessary.

Functionality: I wanted something that could handle working in 3D environments, building and hosting open sim virtual worlds, and filming machinima -- in addition to producing artifacts for digital and media arts. The visual display is beautiful. 3D virtual worlds look stunning with this and it handles high graphics settings at blazing speed, with excellent resolution. This Vaio F2 Series runs silently, except when running high performance graphics programs -- the fan kicks in at that point, and it heats up a bit.

The keyboard is comfortable. I like the back lighting. The Vaio comes loaded with a number of programs and preconfigured settings. I upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and deleted programs that I won't be using. I also reconfigured quite a few things to suit my needs. Beware of Vaio Care -- they seem to be giving themselves permission to latch into your system, access your files, and monitor everything you do. I don't trust my data in the hands of random harvesters. I declined the offer.

Update: I had to downgrade from 5 stars to 4 due to power failures. Three times now the computer has turned itself off while performing simple functions in basic programs. Each time, electricity was on with all power cords connected and live. The laptop resumed normally when I powered it back up. The good news is that I didn't lose any work in progress. However, this makes me worry that someday I might.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PAULO SALES on January 4, 2012
This laptop computer definitely worth its value. It has a super core i7 processor with 6 gigs (I myself am going to upgrade it to 8 gigs). The performance is just wonderful and vaio`s design and keyboard are exceptional.

I strongly recommend anyone to buy this laptop. It is just a dream.
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I am very glad we did not post a review sooner! When we first got the computer we immediately had to put a fan on it. The board started giving us trouble right after the "amazon" return policy ended....and then we found out that because we purchased it through Amazon Sony would not honor the supposed 2 year warranty. We did not have the money to just throw away (due to family illness) so the machine my daughter needed to do her programming, etc. has been limping along and we can't afford to replace it. READ THE FINE PRINT AND CHECK WITH THE MANUFACTURER before you buy a computer through Amazon Vendors.....Buyer Beware....
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