Reviews and Problems with Sony Vaio F-series (VPC-F13xxxx)
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no more vaio!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 August 2012
Summary: This is the 3rd vaio I have purchased. It will also be the last. After refusing to accept the preinstalled OS (ms' Edsil pos) I found Sony did not include the correct drivers for XP. So after much time searching the internet, I found the info on how to add the drivers with an existing XP disk to make a workable copy of the preferred OS. Enter vaio #3... I purchased in Dec 2011.
Summary: I have had this VAIO for almost two years. During that time I have had to replace the keyboard and motherboard. I just heard from my computer tech. The new keyboard, right out of the box, does not work. That means another week without my computer. I bought Sony expecting quality components. I am disappointed.
Summary: I have owned this laptop for just over two months and am pretty annoyed by the poor build quality. The stats on the laptop are quite impressive, however, the power receiver on the laptop itself has a small plastic piece that broke off on the inside, so now i have to wiggle the cord to charge my laptop. The edges of the speaker grills are popping up as well. I feel like sony has really done poorly with the design of the laptop.
Summary: I had my first vaio for more then 4yrs and i loved it. so when the time came to buy a new laptop, my first choice was to buy a vaio. to be 100% honest with you, i'm a student who is majoring in architecture and spend time gaming when im bored. When i bought this laptop during my winter break, all i needed this laptop was to play game. 1st day: the fan noise is insane... i can't bear listening to this thing for long time.
Summary: I find this laptop to be super fast and efficient for video editing, etc. so have to give it 5 stars. Using CS5 Creative Suite Pro Premiere Pro and it's a breeze working on this Vaio model. Left it at the standard 6G of RAM but upgraded the OS to Windows Ultimate (actually, dual-booted so I can continue to have Sony coverage). Minor down-side is battery life (to be expected for i7 CPU) and also the fan nice (again, loaded machines tend to generate more heat).
Summary: I love this computer. It is a beast. But sony bogs it down with their different added applications that I hate. The laptop is also very loud, but in reality this thing is big and it is almost a portable desktop versus a laptop. In simple this is no ultrabook. But it is very powerful, handles my engineering software and has everything I need (backlit keyboard, camera, good battery).
Summary: Well I've had this laptop now for 2 years, and although it has very good specs, and is still far better than lots of laptops on the market in terms of what it gives you. 1GB of dedicated graphics, i7 processor. The actual build quality is terrible. Firstly I started playing Diablo 3 on it, a couple of months after I bought it, and the computer would lock up and get me killed constantly. I spent a while looking for what was wrong.
Summary: I have owned this laptop for 8 months and I had to have the following done: -Power jack went bad and had to be replaced -Power supply went bad and had to be replaced -Cooling fan went bad and had to be replaced -Touch pad went bad and had to be replaced
Summary: I bought this laptop from Best Buy and I have owned it since Jan. 2011. I have enjoyed this laptop and I have not had many issues with it. I have never had to replace any parts or send it back to Sony for service. It is loud and big/heavy; I don't travel with it often because of how large it is. I upgraded to 8gb RAM and a hybrid HDD then I placed a newer SSD in it about 6 months ago. I am cleaning it out and gifting it as I just bought another Sony as a replacement.