Sony VAIO F 3D Laptop Specs and Review

Published on February 23rd, 2011

The age of 3D has already started. First the big screens, then in our home theater and now in our mobile laptops. In the last CES 2011 held on Las Vegas, Sony has introduced a new 3D experience in mobile laptops, the VAIO-F series 3D laptops. Sony VAIO F 3D Laptop specs can be found below.

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Sony VAIO F 3D laptop specs
Sony’s VAIO-F 3D laptop has to be the most impressive of all 3D laptops that were introduced. VAIO-F is powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and offers the best 3D experience in mobile laptops.

It took quite some time for Sony to develop the VAIO-F 3D series because they wanted it to be perfect. Let’s take a look at what VAIO-F is made of at the specs sheet.

Here the Sony VAIO F 3D Laptop Specs:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate 32/64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-2820QM quad-core processor 2.30GHz (Sandy Bridge)
  • Hyperthreading and Intel TurboBoost 2.0 technology
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • 640GB HDD or SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 540M GPU w/ 1GB dedicated memory
  • 16-inch wide Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution
  • 3D Supported LED Backlight with 120Hz refresh rate
  • BluRay Drive
  • S-Force front surround 3D system / Dolby® Home Theater v3
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0
  • HDMI output
  • One-touch 2D to 3D conversion
  • 3D active glasses and built-in 3D sync transmitter

As you can see in the specs sheet, Sony’s VAIO F 3D Laptop is really made out of the latest technology and brings the most impressive entertainment experience Sony has to offer. But this kind of laptop doesn’t come cheap. The SRP here in the Philippines is around a whooping Php149,999. International SRP is said to be starting at $1,700. The price still varies because the specs can be changed according to the options provided and to your preference.

VAIO-F series uses active shutter glasses that have 8 transmitters on its frame for better 3D viewing angles. The shutter glass is powered by a small battery same with the one we used in watch and will power down automatically once the laptop stops sending 3D signals.

sony vaio f review

A 3D button is provided that turns 2D movies in to 3D so you can enjoy your movies on Blu-Ray or DVD on 3D. This 3D button is not common in other 3D laptops. The VAIO-F can also be connected to HDTV or 3D HDTV through the HMDI if you want a larger viewing experience. The S-Force front surround 3D system and Dolby® Home Theater v3 makes it possible for the VAIO-F series to deliver outstanding sound effects. This feature is also not common in other laptops.

VAIO-F 3D laptop is really impressive and hands down. I give it two thumbs up! This has got to be the best 3D laptop I have seen so far, and quite expensive too. Sony VAIO-F 3D laptop will be available soon.

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  • Leon

    Does it support SATA III ?
    I want to change the 500 GB HDD (Lowest selection of HDD) with a new SATA III SSD.
    This is the link of the SSD that I want to buy:
    http://www.corsair.com/solid-state-drives/performance-3-series/performance-3-series-p3-256-solid-state-hard-drive.html

    Please reply on my email
    externalleon@gmail.com

  • ravi

    The laptop is very stylish , but not perfect . The screen flickers at 60hz so u have to keep changing the refresh rate, the mouse pad is kinda okay .. not as takes some time getting used to .

    The 3d is nice but doesnt really work on videos ( so dont get you hope to high) . performance wise really good solid graphics card and plenty of ram .. and powerful processor gets the job done.

    3d gaming is okay does reduce the performance of the game .. SOUND IS AWESOME .. was really impressed ..

    Overall nice but really expensive :S ..

    • jeff

      Sony VAIO laptops are quite expensive. Maybe later these year or next year they would have perfect the 3D technology and more companies will produce much better laptops forcing Sony to produce a better VAIO 3D laptops. ^_^

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