Reviews and Problems with Sony Vaio F-series (VPC-F12xxxx)
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29 January 2013
Summary: PURCHASED December 2012 I WENT FOR THE SONY AS ITS A BRAND I TRUSTED Anyway 1 week later the track pad stopped working. I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT I Hardly used the laptop throughout the First year and Periodically the trackpad would start working again so i'm thinking must be software issue perhaps try asnd update .
Summary: "Following the lead of Apple's MacBook and most of today's high-end laptops, the Vaio uses a keyboard with an isolated design," quote from CNET review... Sony was the first to develop and pioneer this style of keyboard not Apple..
Summary: I have this Laptop and it is very fast because mine has 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB. The only real problem apart from the webcam is the battery life. It is quite understandable because of the 1080p Display and everything else it has, but I thought it would have been a lot worse. People are saying that it takes forever to start up, but to be honest its reasonably quick. Compared to other Laptops I have had in the past.
Summary: This is a well specced machine which I use for Web Development and photo editing. It has a great screen and the core i7 and 6Gb ram ensure plenty of power, but the damn thing is like a little oven, always running hot and the noisy fan is on 90% of the time. After 2 dell laptops, this is my first, and probably my last vaio laptop. Sorry Sony, but for over a grand, i expected better than this.
Summary: A good spec for a laptop but let down by poor build quality. When 10 months old the dc power socket fell out . Despite 2 year guarantee Sony would not repair under warranty as they said I must have damaged it - which I did not. Cost me over £100 for repair . I would not buy Sony product again. Their loss!
Summary: I've had this computer for a few months now, its never failed to perform any task I ask of it, it rips through DX10/11 Games @ Med/High settings, and its productivity performance is outstanding, with the 17" 1080p HD glossy screen, BluRay player and the outstanding sound performance, HD media playback is fantastic! Upgraded the Hard Disk to a SSD, not sure maxing the Ram to 8GB will make it any faster, it's very quick already.
Pros: Very fast cpu/gpu combo producing some amazing HD video effects, cheaper than a Macbook, 1080p res , blu ray player . . . . the list is virtually endless.
Cons: Sony bloatware - althogh very good, it slows the machine down by about 30% fresh install of windows recommended (or linux if preferable)
Poor build quality, warranty not honoured by Sony.
9 February 2011
Summary: Having been the happy owner of two Sony laptops previously I was very disappointed with the build quality of this new machine. The power jack (the bit where the power lead plugs into he computer) broke after 2 months and Sony refused to fix it, despite being well within the 12 month warranty period. They claimed it was due to wear and tear, however the laptop has been stationary since initial set up.
So, my conclusion of this laptop is a laptop with good performance and this laptop is a must have.
12 January 2011
Excerpt: I have been looking for a laptop with good quality, after searching and reading reviews on the internet. Then I chose this laptop because I think this laptop has great features for work and entertainment. This laptop is powered by the Core i7 processor which has 4 processor cores. This means Sony Vaio F Series VPC-F12Z1E/BI have good speed in performing tasks. Besides that, this laptop has 8GB of RAM. So this laptop can maximize the performance of core i7.