Intel Core i7 Processor technology - For the most visible difference in HD, multitasking or multimedia, get the processor with top-of-the-line performance you can truly see and feel. With our best set of features for the speediest and most responsive experience, the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to do. Automatically speed up your processor when your PC needs extra performance-that's Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8-way multi-task processing allows each core to work on two tasks simultaneously, letting you move between applications quickly and without hesitation-that's Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It's visibly smart performance at its best.
Dolby Home Theater - For the most visible difference in HD, multitasking or multimedia, get the processor with top-of-the-line performance you can truly see and feel. With our best set of features for the speediest and most responsive experience, the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to do. Automatically speed up your processor when your PC needs extra performance-that's Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8-way multi-task processing allows each core to work on two tasks simultaneously, letting you move between applications quickly and without hesitation-that's Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It's visibly smart performance at its best.
Full 1080p LCD technology - Measuring an impressive 16.4" (16" For 3D) and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920X1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color and contrast from virtually any angle. And with the anti-glare coating, you can even enjoy your PC in the sunlight.
Imagine what you can do - Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition includes three powerful Sony applications Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge software so you can create music and movies like never before. Edit HD video Award-winning Vegas Movie Studio software has the power, features, and advanced tools needed to edit video. It includes hundreds of built-in video and audio effects as well as integrated tools for text animation, video stabilization, and color correction. With this software and your creative spark, there are no limits to what you can achieve. Record and edit audio Sound Forge Audio Studio is the easiest way to record, edit, and sweeten audio on your home computer. Capture live performances - simply plug in a microphone or instrument and click Record. Give your audio tracks presence and sparkle with built-in effects. Create your own CDs and generate files for sharing online. You can even create your own karaoke tracks with the Vocal Eraser tool. With a few simple steps, you can produce broadcast-quality audio on your PC. Make original music ACID Music Studio transforms your PC into the ultimate home recording studio. After you've achieved the perfect mix, burn CDs and make MP3s to share online and load into your favorite portable players.
Enhance the security of the Internet - "Symantec VIP is a powerful, additional layer of security that links your PC to the online account, VPN or application that you select, decreasing the ability of thieves to access your accounts and information from another PC. Created jointly by industry leaders Intel and Symantec, and available through select member websites, VIP helps ensure that only you can access your online accounts and websites. When you log into any of the hundreds of VIP member websites, you're asked to provide a one-time password that's automatically generated by Intel Identity Protection Technology. Since the password is random, and you get a new one each time you visit, it's virtually impossible for cybercriminals to hijack your online identity. The best part? The identity protection technology is built into your new PC's processor, so there's no extra hardware to buy and no tokens or other "credentials" to lug around, forget, or lose. Protecting yourself online has never been easier
Multimedia Powerhouse - The latest version of the F series laptop was built with the multimedia enthusiast in mind. With a large screen for game playing and movie watching, a seamless speaker bar with mind-blowing sound, and a pre-programmed Function F1 key that allows you to turn off the touch pad while gaming, the Sony engineers considered every detail. You even get a backlit keyboard so you can play and work with the lights turned down.
Watch Blu-ray Disc movies - The versatile Blu-Ray Disc drive on the VAIO F laptop combines the power of HD Blu-ray Disc video playback with the convenience and utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities. The best picture. The best sound. With its stunning clarity, 3D Blu-ray Disc technology is the ultimate way to enjoy your entertainment.
Comfortable backlit keyboard - The spacing between the keys is precisely engineered to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience with a user-friendly touch and feel. Plus you have an integrated numeric key pad ideal for fast and accurate entry of numeric data with just one hand. And to make it even easier for your fingers to find the right keys-whether typing day or night, in the dark or light-the backlight creates a pleasant glow framing the individual keys and letters. The Ambient Light Sensor automatically controls the backlit keyboard and the LCD brightness.
Connectivity Galore - Not only does the VAIO F series laptop come equipped with the usual USB ports and media slots, it has 2 USB 3.0 ports, allowing you to easily connect a compatible external hard drive for faster and more efficient data transfer. It is also equipped with Bluetooth technology. Connect compatible mice, headphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices without having to hassle with cords and cables to your PC with Bluetooth technology.
Hardware buttons - The VAIO F Series laptop also comes with special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST, WEB, and F1 that gets you where you want to go with a touch of a button. ? One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button. ? Press the VAIO button to launch Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way. ? ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance. ? The F1 button will let you control whether or not the touchpad is on. If you prefer to use an external mouse, just hit F1 and the touchpad will be disabled.
HDMI output? take it to the big screen - Whether you're watching a stunning Blu-ray Disc movie or enjoying video captured from your camcorder, the VAIO F laptop lets you connect to your compatible HDTV with an incredibly high level of resolution. With an HDMI output, easily connect via a single cable (sold separately) so you can enjoy your either your 2D HD or 3D entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires on an HDTV with 3D.
Remote Play with PS3 systems - Now there's an easy and free way to connect to your massive home media library from anywhere in the world. Exclusive to Sony VAIO PCs, Remote Play makes it easy to enjoy content accessible by your PS3 system. Simply pair your laptop and PS3 system once then let Remote Play do the rest and enjoy 1-click access to your favorite media. Stream your music, photos and video from home to any location you and your laptop travel to with an internet connection.
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy. - Not a PC expert? Don't know what a "de-frag" is? No problem. We've designed an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC with just a few clicks. With just a few clicks, VAIO Care software lets you: ? Tune-up your VAIO PC to help keep it running its best for the long haul ? Check for and install recent updates from Sony and Microsoft to keep your VAIO up to date ? Identify and troubleshoot issues on your own ? Create recovery discs (media sold separately) to back up your system software and settings ? Connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert
Processor Type: Intel Core i7-2670QM
Processor Technology: Quad Core
Processor Speed: 2.20GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10GHz
Processor Cache: 6MB
Screen Size: 16.4"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Technology: Full HD
Backlight Technology: LED
Installed Memory: 6GB (4GB + 2GB)
Memory Type/Speed: DDR3/1333MHz
Max. Memory: 8GB
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Graphics Video RAM: 1GB dedicated
Storage Type: Serial ATA
Storage Capacity: 640GB
Storage Technology: 7200rpm
Optical Drive Type: Blu-ray Disc Player
Optical Drive Support - Blu-ray Disc: Read Only
Optical Drive Support - CD/DVD: Read / Write
Camera: Built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor sensor and microphone
Keyboard: QWERTY, 103 keys with 1.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
10-Key Numeric Pad: Yes
Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with S-FORCE Front Surround 3D and Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
Inputs and Outputs
USB 3.0: 2
USB 2.0: 1
VGA Output(s): 1
Headphone Output: 1
Microphone Input: 1
Secure Digital (SD) Slot: 1
HDMI Output(s): 1
Memory Stick Duo: 1
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR)
Ethernet Protocol: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
WiFi Adapter: Atheros 802.11b/g/n
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64-bit
Supplied Software: Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel6, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO Edition
Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security 2012 30-Day Trial Offer
Sony Creative Software: Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.0, ACID Music Studio 8.0, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.0
Service and Warranty Information
Toll-Free Phone Support: 888-476-69727
Onsite/In-Home Service: Yes12
International Service: Yes
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
Priority Phone Support: 239-768-76057
ENERGY STAR: 5.016
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 15.69" (W) x 1.31" - 1.70" (H) x 10.69" (D)
Weight (Approx.): 6.85 lbs. (with Standard Battery)
Action Buttons: VAIO, ASSIST, WEB, Play/Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Wireless On/Off
Pointing Device: Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Battery Type: Standard Lithium Ion Battery (5000mAh)
DVD Playback: Up to 2 hours 50 minutes
Default Brightness: Up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Maximum Brightness: Up to 3 hours 30 minutes