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Sony VAIO F2 Series VPCF237FX/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
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive640 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Chipset BrandIntel, NVIDIA
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
Item model numberVPCF237FX/B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
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 / Burner
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #17,185 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2011
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts provided free for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Warranty, Labor: All labor costs covered for 90 days from the date of purchase. Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresentsRead more the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

Product Description

Locked and loaded for all-out performance, the Sony VAIO F23 series laptop in black (model VPCF237FX/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, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics with dedicated video memory. It also includes a rewritable Blu-ray Disc optical drive that lets you play high-def Blu-ray Disc movies in crystal-clear resolution as well as burn content to BD-R and BD-RE media as well as DVDs and CDs.

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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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Read/write Blu-ray Disc drive (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 VPCF237FX/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


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

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 for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Description

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 / Burner. 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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I love this new one, fast, and easy to use, very nice looking.
Don't forget to take the screen protector off (I didn't realize it was on until two weeks later).
What is excellent is the video quality: both streaming and BlueRay.
Kentucky Academic

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Timothy B. Riley HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 12, 2011
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I have been a photographer for over 30 years and fully converted to digital about 10 years ago. I have always used the Windows platform for my photo editing even though every other photographer that I know seems to use a Mac. As digital files become bigger and editing programs become more powerful I tend to replace my computer every two years or so. I have a desktop computer (also a Sony) that I used to do most of my editing on, but as much as I travel it seems that I use a laptop more often, When I decided to upgrade my laptop I went to my largest customer's IT department and asked the guys opinion on what I should get. First they all said Mac (sigh). When I told them that I didn't want to learn a new system they talked about it for a while (why is it that people in IT departments never smile?) I told them what version of Photo Shop I was running, the size of my camera's files, the fact that I shoot and edit video as well, have an =external hard drive, what my budget was (under $2000), etc. Eventually, the general consensus was that I should get a gaming computer with as large of a screen as I could deal with. Now, which one?

After looking for a few weeks I settled on this Sony and I am glad that I did. I chose the 16.4-inch screen only because I find the 17-inchers to be too big and hard to fit into my existing bags and cases. The quad-core Intel Core i7 processor blows through my various photographic programs like crazy. In addition to Photo Shop I also use Photomatrix Pro 4. With my previous laptop (which two years ago I paid more for it than I just did for this one) it seems to take forever to merge files. With this computer I am amazed at how quickly it converts the multiple files into one image. The same goes with my video editing software, which I expected.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kentucky Academic on December 13, 2011
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Flawless machine. Understand the negatives if you read the specs: (1) weight (2)battery life (3) bloatware (but that is ubiquitous and SONY is no worse than most--and you can get a clean start if you order from SONY).

What is excellent is the video quality: both streaming and BlueRay. I love the touch of the chicklet keyboard and the fact that it is backlit. (I write several hours a day). Heat is no issue and fan noise is remarkably quiet--especially compared to my ASUS G50V that it replaces. I do large database runs and I'm amazed at the I-7 processor. Not a heavy gamer, but based upon my database and video quality experience I would expect excellent performance.

When SONY gets something right, I think they have excellent products.
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Best Laptop for Windows 7HP. The Hard Drive bay is a + and easy for changing the rotary HDD with SSD. The RAM can hold up to 16 GB 1600mhz what is GOOD +. 1GB VRAM is a good help in multitasking and graphics. Best on market ever for it's generation.
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From The Tech. Details... Intel Core i7, 1080p & Blu-ray Disc (Read/Write). It Is A Very Good Price Conpaired To Other Brands With Lower Specs. I Have Other Sony Products That All High Qualty Eletronics And I Enjou Using Them. UPDATE: I Now Have My Sony PC. It Is Similar To This Model. The Only Difference Is The Processor Speed (2.0 Instead Of 2.2). Good Purchase. The Coolest Feature Is Backlit Keyboard. Most Useful Is The Read/Write Blu-ray Drive & The HDMI Outputs / USB 3.0 Inputs. Also The Screen, At 1080, Is Perfect For Windows 8 Start Screen, Movies, Live TV Using Media Center & My Sony Camera (DSC-TX100V (Also A Very Good Purchase)) Has 1080 Still Image & AVC-HD 1080/60p Video. You Can Upgrade To Windows 8 In Less Than 10 Minutes.
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By Justin on April 28, 2012
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- Screen. I'd suggest turning off the auto-adjust for brightness, but that's just me. The screen and colors are magnificent. 1080p is a wonder since stepping up from a 13" that had a maximum resolution of 1366x720 (or somewhere around that). Don't forget to take the screen protector off (I didn't realize it was on until two weeks later).
- Specs. For the price, I'd say the specs are overall a good value.
- Laptop. I like it! The backlit is an added plus but the keys seem to work well. It does take some getting used to if you've been using a keyboard with some keys interchanged. (For me, the Leonvo I used to have had the Ctrl and Function keys interchanged.
- Heat. I do use a cooling pad so I'm sure that mitigates a lot of the heat but even with I play World of Warcraft, my wrists rarely feel too warm for comfort.

- Graphics card. On the lower end for a laptop of this size and with the other specs it does have. I would've liked a few steps up (not going to research other versions but you get the idea).
- Bloatware. You can, of course, delete most of it. It comes with the territory, of course.

Overall, this is a great desktop replacement. People complaining about the fan noise either didn't realize they were buying a desktop replacement or are oblivious to the fact that for a laptop to be a desktop replacement, it may have to make noise to keep things cool. I'm happy with the purchase. It's a laptop that should meet or exceeds my needs for at least two years.
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