Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI


A new multimedia laptop

The new Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI should get your attention if you are looking for a multimedia notebook that is powerful, has reliable functionality and is fast. Let’s see the review. šŸ™‚

3D technology included

For a quick introduction, the Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI notebook is based on 3D technology, with a 16 inch wide screen, a backlit keyboard with integrated number pad and loaded with the latest quad core IntelĀ® Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz processor which can be ran at a higher clock rate, 2.9GHz, via the Intel Turbo Boost system. It has 1GB dedicated NVIDIAĀ® GeForceĀ® graphics and 6GB of fast DDR3 RAM.

The computer rejoices at 6GB of RAM (4GB + 2GB), and 640GB serial ATA disk space, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11n Wi-Fi, integrated camera delivering good quality images with no motion blur and a microphone, memory card reader and USB 3.0. Sony-Vaio-VPC-F215FX-BI

Full HD 1080p resolution

It has a weighty appearance, at 7.1 pounds and 1.8 inches at the thickest point, but has a lot to offer. Compared to what we have tested so far, the new Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI gives an entertainment level with which Acer, Lenovo and HP cannot compete. And we refer here to the 3D technology, that delivers excellent viewing experience in Full HD 1080p. The included 3D glasses offer enjoyable 3D experience, along with the built-in 3D sync transmitter, for 3D movies, videos and photos as well. it delivers high contrasts and great colors, making games even more addictive than they can be.

Active-shutter glasses

The included glasses are adjustable, and come with a battery that can last up to 100 hours. They can be switched on and off, and are safe to wear because the fit over the prescription eye-wear. These are active-shutter glasses, using LCD-equipped lenses to transmit the image from one eye to the other, which are working well in the time of our review. However, during tests, after about an hour of movie watching, they began to feel heavy on the nose, and give an uneasy feeling. The VPC-F215FX/BI performance is great, the “ghosting” effect is admirably reduced and the aspect ratio is ultra-high. You can also enjoy Blue-ray movies and make the best of a movie night.

240Hz refresh rate

With the use of ultra-fast, 240Hz refresh rate and also high speed precision, the Sony VPC-F215FX/BI laptop can display two frames, for the left and right eye. This is made so smooth that no image vibration is felt. We can assure you that the experience is ultimate.

As mentioned before, the laptop is pretty massive, and it has “a lot” of everything. The pebbled touchpad for example is quite broad, and sometimes you can find yourself outside of this area, without even noticing, because there is no border for delimitation.
Furthermore, the wrist rest area is also more than sufficient, and is creates a pleasant typing angle.

Good battery life

Above the keyboard, there are capacitive touch keys for fast controlling media files: Play/Pause, Stop, Last Track, Next Track, but with no volume key. On the edges, we can find a VGA connector, a HDMI connector that can pass the 3D signal to a HD TV, the Blue- ray drive, the USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a microphone jack and a headphone jack.
You can also connect camcorders and other devices through a FireWire on the front edge.
After testing everything on VPC-F215FX/BI, we could not think of what we would have wanted more. The screen is the best that can be, delivering great color quality and wide viewing angles in all directions. The battery life was also good.

Review conclusion

The review conclusion is very simple. If you are a game freak or you just like watching good quality movies, this new Sony Vaio VPC-F215FX/BI is the best choice that can be at this time.

Technical specifications

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor Name Intel Core i7-2630QM
Processor Speed 2 GHz
Screen Size 16 inches
Weight 7.1 lb
Graphics Card nVidia GeForce GT 540M
Graphics Memory 1024
Screen Size Type Widescreen
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Networking Options 802.11n
Storage Capacity 640 GB
Rotation Speed 7200 rpm
Battery Type 54 Whr (Watt hours)
Primary Optical Drive Blu-Ray Disc