Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F11Z1E/BI

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Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F11Z1E/BI

Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to and 6GB of pre-installed system memory. A backlit...

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Review of "Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F11Z1E/BI"

published 04/08/2010 | Lozzyjay
Member since : 04/08/2010
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Pro Well made, fast, great design, hd video.
Cons Battery life, heats up after prolonged use.
Look & Feel
Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
Robustness & Durability

"Easy to use, good quality laptop!"

I was looking for a new laptop and i'D heard lots of good things about this laptop, from recommendations from people, as well as online, so I decided to buy it. There was a 30 day money back guarantee if I didn't like it, so I thought, why not?

The first thing I noticed is how fast it is. It starts up within 30 seconds, much faster than any other laptop I have used perviously, very impressive. I have a lot of work to do at home at the moment, so it helps save time when I need to get going quickly!

It does tend to get slightly hot when I lie in bed with it on my lap, but when using it whilst it is placed on a desk, the heat is not noticeable.

The graphics quality is AMAZING! Breathtaking at times, and I love to watch blu-ray movies on it, it's like having a private cinema in my own home!

It's beautifully made, the design quality is excellent. I can tell that it is very durable and I should not be needing a new laptop for many years yet.

I especially like the feature of having a light sensor so that the brightness of the screen adjusts automatically to the conditions around you.

The only complaint i have is that the battery life is not very long. I am used to getting 10 or so hours out of my other laptops, and this will only last me about 4 hours.

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  • kevin121 published 09/08/2010
    A good review.. welcome to Ciao. Rachael.
  • MrBrightside1987 published 09/08/2010
    Gotta get me one of these. Good review :) xx
  • marcellis published 09/08/2010
    Sounds good
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Product Information : Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F11Z1E/BI

Manufacturer's product description

Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to and 6GB of pre-installed system memory. A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the keys for convenient typing day or night. The VAIO F Series notebook, designed with dedicated AV controls, makes navigating through your favorite multimedia quick and easy. Stay connected to friends and family while on the road with real-time video conferencing using the Motion Eye camera and microphone with face-tracking technology.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony VAIO F Series VPC-F11Z1E/BI - 16.4" - Core i7 720QM - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 8 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM / 1.6 GHz ( 2.8 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache

Memory: 8 GB DDR3

Storage: 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: Blu-ray Writer

Display: 16.4" 1920 x 1080 / Full HD

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 1 GB GDDR3

Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet

Battery: 6-cell - up to 3.2 hours

Colour: Premium black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 38.7 cm x 26.3 cm x 4.1 cm

Weight: 3.2 kg

Manufacturer: Sony

Long Name: Vaio VPCF11J0E



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core i7 720QM / 1.6 GHz

Max Turbo Speed: 2.8 GHz

Number of Cores: Quad-Core

Cache: L2 - 6 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Chipset: Mobile Intel PM55 Express

Features: Intel Turbo Boost Technology



Max RAM Supported: 8 GB

Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Speed: 1333 MHz / PC3-10600


Main Storage: 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: BD-RE - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 6x (BD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL) / 6x (BD-R) / 4x (BD-R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 2x (BD-RE) / 2x (BD-RE DL)


Type: 16.4"

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )

Widescreen: Yes

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 1 GB GDDR3 SDRAM

Total Available Graphics Memory: 4606 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 0.3 Megapixel

Resolution: 640 x 480

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: Dolby Home Theater


Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Features: Built-in numeric keyboard


Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet


Technology: 6-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 5000 mAh

Run Time: Up to 3.2 hours

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free )

Interfaces: Microphone input ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 ¦ VGA ¦ 4-pin FireWire ¦ LAN ¦ HDMI ¦ Headphone output ¦ SPDIF out ¦ USB 2.0/eSATA

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo )


Software Included: Network Smart Capture, VAIO Update, McAfee AntiVirus (60 days trial), Windows Live Essentials, VAIO Care, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, VAIO Gate, VAIO Media Gallery, Norton Online Backup (Trial), VAIO Transfer Support, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition (60 days trial), VAIO Media Plus, Adobe Reader 9


Colour: Premium black

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 38.7 cm

Depth: 26.3 cm

Height: 4.1 cm

Weight: 3.2 kg


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