Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B (FHD) Review

Sony F Series range is treated as HD Studio from the beginning of 2010 (F21), depending on configuration. High-performance CPU and graphics performance achievable prime display (display model according to Sony: VAIO premium screen) is to offer live entertainment on the one hand and the proper functioning of the others.

High-end 3D model vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI with 240 Hz in 3-D display and a shutter, was the first test device 2011 range F. 3D effects, and screen quality impressed us, but the case quickly covered by a shiny surface of the fingerprint was not attractive. Above all, the price of 1,700 euros (August 2011) and 1999 euro at the time (May 2011).

Now, the manufacturer of this medicine with F22, since these models have not only (as usual) a matte screen, but also a mat, if uncoated. An important question: Are they cheaper F22 has the same high-end monitor? Sony left us in darkness when "screen VAIO Premium" label once F22S1E / B (the magazine) and F21Z1E/BI (3D device).

The answer to this and other issues can be found in this review. Due to the extremely technical similarities (only the screen and shows a variety), as well as test equipment, F21 and F22 (current), we will review, F21 refers to matters of input devices, user interfaces, communications and audio. All other subjects, such as video, performance and ergonomics, it is described again.

Specifications Sony Vaio VPC-F22S1E/B :
  • Processor : Intel Core i7 2630QM 2 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel HM65
  • Memory : 8192 MB, 2x4096MB PC3-10600
  • Graphics adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M - 1024 MB, Core: 672 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 267.80 Display : 16.4 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, VAIO Premium-Display CMO1601-N164HGE-L12, light AR coating, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : Toshiba MK6461GSY, 640GB 7200rpm
  • Soundcard : Realtek ALC275
  • Connections : 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, Card Reader: Memory Stick Duo (MS PRO-HG, MagicGate) & SD (SDHC, SDXC), automatic brightness control
  • Networking : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (bgn), 3.0 + HS Bluetooth
  • Optical drive : Pioneer BD-RW BDR-TD03
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 45.4 x 398.3 x 271.3
  • Weight : 3.17 kg Power Supply: 0.665 kg
  • Battery : 54 Wh Lithium-Ion, VGP-BPS21A 10.8V 5000mAh
  • Price : 1400 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: 1.3MP 1280×1024, PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Adobe Premiere Elements 9, PlayStation 3, 24 Months Warranty.
Performance Core i7 with 4x2.0 GHz-2630QM (2.9 GHz Turbo) CPU is not the only option available for models F22, but it is the strongest. The i5-2410M (2x2.30 Ghz) is the cheapest option (€ 865 begins as DHF).

Quad-Core 2630QM today is often used as a powerful processor, multimedia and gaming laptops. Turbo Boost Plus 2.0 adds performance, "Dynamic Turbo @ Frequency Limits." Provided that an adequate cooling (temperature limits), Turbo exceed 2.9 GHz

The graphics chip HD 3000 graphics card, the processor is disabled (no Nvidia Optimus). GeForce GTX 540 can not be disabled. Our F22 is equipped with a RAM 8192 MB (2x4096 MB PC3-10600) and a hard drive 640 GB (7200 rpm).

The CPU benchmark, wPrime (314s), set the price much lower than in 2010 720QM (483s) and 740QM (427s). Less than second best of this is true for the CPU tests. So 2630QM is 25 percent faster than its predecessor 740QM. 2630QM have never achieved a good score wPrime new laptop. But the Acer Aspire 7750G (318s) and the Dell Inspiron Q15R Queen (321) to follow very closely. "Poor" 435s, such as Samsung RF511-S05DE, are rare.

The test CPU Cinebench 11.5 (multi, 64bit) hits high of 4.92 points. It is much more than 740QM (3.4, MSI GX660R) reached. However, being "identical" Aspire 7750G Core i7 2630QM in an even better result by 5.0 points, which may be due to better utilization of dynamic frequency (2.0 Turbo).

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