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Sony VAIO VPC-F13UFX/B 16.4-Inch Widescreen Entertainment Laptop (Black)

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  • Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor (1.73GHz) with Turbo Boost Technology (2.93GHz)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 500GB Serial ATA HDD
  • 16.4" (1600x900) widescreen display, NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M (512MB) graphics
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Information

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Screen Size16.4 inches
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Max Screen Resolution1600 x 900 pixels
Processor1.73 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNIVIDIA GeForce 310
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce 310M
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSony
Item model numberVPC-F13UFX/B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight6.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.40 x 15.30 x 1.62 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004GKM35A
Best Sellers Rank #28,958 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 3, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Maximum performance and amazing HD entertainment on a top-notch 16.4" widescreen laptop 4 with a backlit keyboard and integrated number pad. With quad core Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and a DVD drive, experience intense gaming, the ultimate in smart performance and a razor-sharp picture.

Amazon.com Product Description

Sony VAIO F Series: Entertainment and Gaming PC with Premium Performance

Locked and loaded for all-out performance, the Sony VAIO F series laptop in black (model VPC-F13UFX/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 SuperMulti DVD drive. And with the power of Windows 7 Home Premium combined with Microsoft Office Starter 2010, you have everything you need within reach to power through daily tasks and enjoy your media wherever you are.

Sony VAIO F laptop
Turn any room into the game room with the Sony VAIO F Series laptop and its 16.4-inch LED-backlit display (see larger image).

The extra-wide, theater inspired 16.4-inch display with a native 720p HD resolution provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail from almost any angle. You can also connect the VAIO F to a compatible HDTV via the HDMI port to display your creations to a larger audience via a single cable.

Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the turbo-charged Intel Core i7 processor--with 4-way multitasking processor power to work on 8 tasks simultaneously from its 4 cores.

A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the keys for convenient typing day or night. Plus you have an integrated numeric keypad ideal for fast and accurate entry of numeric data with just one hand. And the convenient A/V control buttons let you play, pause, stop, and move from track to track with ease.

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. It also includes an eSATA connection interface for fast data transfers with external hard drives.

A built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam (with integrated microphone) lets you join in on video conferences as well as make long-distance VoIP calls. It also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, which will connect to draft 802.11n routers and offers compatibility with 802.11b/g networks as well.

This VAIO comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).

Sony VAIO F laptop
The Sony VAIO F Series laptop in black (see larger image).

 

Sony VAIO F laptop
Comfortable-to-use keyboard with integrated number pad and backlight for low light usage (see larger image).

 

Sony VAIO F laptop
Stylish accents (see larger image).

Stand-Out Style, One-Touch Ease

Rediscover your favorite music, photos and more with Media Gallery, which includes a stunning UI with easy-to-use features that take the work out of enjoying your media. In one-step, integrated SensMe Technology simplifies your massive music library into playlists based on the elements of your music as well as your unique listening habits. An integrated YouTube search engine automatically seeks out and suggests music videos, interviews and other content related to the song being played.

The F series laptop has been finely tuned by Sony engineers. When listening through the internal speakers, you get Auto Gain Control which automatically adjusts the audio so you enjoy sound in steady volume without having to worry about extra loud explosive sounds in movies hurting your ears, or missing something that is whispered in a low volume. Get a true entertainment experience with audio that sounds the way it was intended from any set of optional PC speakers or headphones with third-generation Dolby Home Theater audio processing.

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.

Key Specifications

  • 16.4-inch display with 1600 x 900 resolution for native 720p HD viewing (CCFL backlighting)

     

  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics--an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 512 MB of dedicated DDR3 video memory provides up to 10 times the performance of integrated graphics with amazing visuals and Windows 7 compatibility. Let your GPU do the work for video playback with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology--helping extend battery life, reducing fan noise, and freeing the CPU for multitasking.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • MOTION EYE webcam and microphone lets you quickly snap photos and video chat with friends and family.
  • Comfortable, isolated keyboard with built-in numeric keypad.
  • Built-in stereo speakers with third-generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement technologies. Includes Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass, and Dolby Sound Space enhancer technologies.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity enables you to communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers, mice, and cell phones as well as enjoy wireless stereo music streaming (thanks to its embedded A2DP profile).
  • Up to 3.0 hours of battery life at default brightness with included standard capacity battery (up to 2.5 hours at maximum brightness and 1.5 hours for DVD playback)
  • Dimensions: 15.3 x 10.4 x 1.62 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (a 1-year international service plan is also available).
Sony VAIO F laptop
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Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for ultra-fast data transfer with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO slot (Standard/Duo, with MagicGate functionality)
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • ExpressCard /34 slot lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features.
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. This laptop also includes a standard analog VGA video output.

What's in the Box

This package contains the Sony VAIO VPC-F13UFX/B laptop, standard capacity rechargeable battery, AC adapter, power cord, printed user manual

Included Software
This VAIO notebook PC comes with the following software: Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office 2010 Starter; VAIO Creativity Suite includes Media Gallery and Picture Motion Browser (PMB) VAIO Edition.

Additionally, VAIO Care software enables you to tune-up, maintain, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC through a single easy-to-use program. With just a couple of clicks, VAIO Care software enables you to:

  • Tune-up your VAIO PC to keep it running smoothly
  • Check for and, if necessary, install recent updates from Sony or Microsoft
  • Identify and help fix issues that may be causing slow performance
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • Create recovery discs (Media sold separately)
  • Connect with Sony phone, chat, or on-line support4
Windows 7 Home Premium logo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.

Environmental Facts

Energy Star
  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Silver EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

Customer Reviews

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I especially like the i7 quad processor.
Designer29er
I was pleasantly surprised with quality of keyboard, it's again almost like on mac computers, very quite and soft.
Robson
Over the next month-and-a-half they had three appointments where they sent people over to repair my computer.
Kolbe J. Swanson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robson on February 28, 2011
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It's my third week with this machine and I like it a lot.
Here is why. Reasonable priced with cutting edge technology
installed. Full HD screen, back-lid keyboard for night typing
like on Macs, HDMI connector, intel i7 processor were the main features
I was after. I was pleasantly surprised with quality of keyboard,
it's again almost like on mac computers, very quite and soft.
Great feeling when typing. Personally I preferred i7 over i5 because of hyper
threading. Although this a quad core i7 appears on Windows like 8 cores so multitasking
is a blast. I use this laptop as multimedia and software server, basically it replaces
my old desktop but it is not heavy at all so it can be carry easily.
Anyway for now no problems whatsoever and I can recommend it.

update:
after 6 months still running great but I have added 4 GB or RAM
and I was shocked how that boosted performance, it's like new life for this laptop.
I knew that 64bit systems require more RAM for same task then 32bit would need, it's logical
since 64bit processor instructions are longer but I didn't expected it to be so drastic.
Anyway I strongly recommend to add more memory because this stock 4GB is not enough for 64bits Windows.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Designer29er on April 23, 2011
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In past years, I have had three other Vaio's. All were custom configured for me and preformed extremely well at a much higher cost. When I saw the features of this laptop at $900.00 I was impressed and new it would do the job for me.I have had this laptop about one month.It is fast,powerful and as slick looking as any laptop on the market.The blue ray style DVD produces great crisp video. I hook it into my 55" TV with the HDMI port for warching Netflicks and MLB baseball . The whole screen is filled with picture. I especially like the i7 quad processor. Nothing can stop it as it handles up to eight jobs at one time. The lighted keyboard is also a bonus when you are inputting in a dark area. The keyboard operations is smooth and has a very soft touch and comfortable to use.The 16" screen is bright and just the right size for a mobile laptop. Most of what I have to say about the laptop is positive. The only negative items are, not great speakers and it could use two more USB ports. In my opinion this is a very good choice for the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Behzad on April 14, 2011
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For the price I paid (888$), the most high configurations I received. Comparing to other manufacturers this is the most cost benefit laptop I've ever seen.

Strength points:
USB 3
resolution 1600*900
ram 4GB DDR3 1333
Core i7
HDD 500GB "7200 RPM" which makes a huge difference in performance

all above plus prestigious SONY brand name.

only weak point:
No bluray player
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Tahija on April 16, 2011
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This was beyond my expectation.
My friends now want to buy theirs too.
It's quality and appearance is really eye catching.
Thanks to Sony.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bgone on April 6, 2011
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This is my 3rd day with this laptop and am so far very satisfied with it. The construction seems sturdy, performance is good, and the back-light on the keyboard is icing on the cake. if you get it for around 900.00 then it is hard to find any reason to justify against buying it.
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By Charleston on May 18, 2014
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this laptop has never overheated and shut down for me and i owned it for 3 years, and i leave it on a lot on my bed with little ventilation with a lot of things running, and sometimes even games too.

To me Sony makes reliable laptops, It is the only brand that has not failed me yet, and its exceeding its expectations.
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