Reviews and Problems with Sony Vaio F-series (VPC-F13xxxx)
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Desktop replacement (Bought Jan. 2011)
Angry Ryan "Ryan A. Forrest", Amazon
1 July 2013
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.
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 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).
Excerpt: I am not a fan of Sony computers. If you think Macs are overpriced, Sonys have them beat. You can get comperable specs from a Viao on an HP or Dell for much less. I love Macs. Apple by far has the best computers for the money. $1000-1200 might seem high since there are laptops on the market for under $400 but they can't match Apple's quality or performance.
Excerpt: This is an all around great laptop. The Sony Vaio F has many great features. I had mine customized with a Blu-Ray drive and the 1920x1080 HD display. Its a great combo for watching BR movies. Its the i7 processor and 6GB RAM this computer can handle heavy processing. CAD rendering is handled very well with this machine.
Excerpt: this is a very good laptop. I recently bought this laptop for really cheap at the microsoftstore. And worth every penny!!!!! This laptop runs on an i7 processor and it is really quick i can multi task almost anything. The 1gig video card lets me play almost any game possible. I run Hon and Sc2 without any problems on the highest quality without any lag. The screen is a nice and big for high quality games and movies. Also the blue ray player is awsome.
Excerpt: I'm a huge Sony fan. Everything I own is a Sony product - I have a Bravia, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android phone, a Cyber-Shot camera, etc. etc. And my loyalty isn't blind. Before I commit myself to buying a new gadget or electronic product, I read all reviews to make sure I'm not buying something just for the name. I contemplated for a long time between all my laptop options and the F series fit my personality and usage needs perfectly.
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've owned this laptop since Jan 2011 and its been great. Great hardware and all-around performance. I bought it at a brick and mortar store for $1300 after taxes, so $1800 strikes me as pricey (maybe I just got lucky?) but it was a great value buy for me. Battery life is short(90-100min) if you're using wi-fi or running the bluray drive, however if you have the wi-fi off it jumps up to almost 3hrs on power saver mode.