Advantages premium design, top-notch display, 3D glasses in the box, powerful, fast and silent
Disadvantages shiny so easy to scratch, short battery life, heavy, expensive
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I got to test this for a week. it's heavy and expensive, but fast and reliable; it's not a laptop anymore, it's a machine. so, if you think it can decently replace a blu-ray player&recorder, a 3D TV (glasses included), a playstation and a computer, it may be worth it. I have to say I only used it to watch movies and as a computer, not to play games - but I expect there are on the internet dedicated reviews for this alone :)a bit in detail:
somewhat awkward, but interesting in its own way. one could definitely not describe it as compact. the keybord is backlit, which is a great feature, and dims out after a while. the touchpad is placed slightly to the left, a bit unnatural if you're used with its regular central place, but in time proves useful. the touchpad also has a texture that helps you find it in the dark while watching movies. I could however do with less shine.
powered by a 2nd-gen i7 2GHz quad-core processor, which comes with turbo boost that takes it up to 2.9GHz when needed, and thanks to the 8GB of RAM behind it, there is no wonder that it moves briliantly. it doesn't sweat, it's silent and responsive. the video chipset itself is a good match - an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M, with a dedicated 1GB RAM. so, no surprises here.
bad surprise. it lasts less than 90 minutes when used heavily, but I think one should expect this, considering the level of consumption coming from the display, the video chipset, the processor etc. nevertheless, I believe sony could have found a better solution here.
so, if you are a regular gamer or a gadget freak, and you have disposable income, this laptop is definitely worth exploring, at least for a test drive.
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Sony VPCF21Z1E/B VAIO 16" Laptop (Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor 2GHz,8GB RAM,640GB HDD,Blu-ray & DVD SuperMulti,Windows 7 Home Premium)Black
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