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Sony VAIO F12 Z1E/BI / Intel Core i7 740QM 2.93GHz / 8GB / 500GB / Blu-ray / 16.4 inch / Windows 7 Home Premium / Laptop / Notebook / Black

Released on 29 July 2010

Manufacturer: Sony

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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Vivid Viewing
See how your favourite movies and games come alive on a sophisticated VAIO Display Premium screen. Scenes are ultra bright with the highest levels of colour and contrast for amazing realism. The real-wide 16:9 format gives reduced black bars so you can see more of the action, wherever you are sitting.

Screen Awesomeness.



Be Entertained
The VAIO F Series includes Full HD screen resolution and Blu-ray Disc reader for enjoying high definition movies wherever you go. Fast-moving action is smooth and crystal clear with Motion Reality HD and high performance NVIDIA graphics. Enjoy cinema-style surround sound with Dolby Home Theater v3.


Energy Efficient
Don't think VAIO F Series is all power and no economy. These notebooks are remarkably efficient with an ambient light sensor that adjusts screen brightness in lighter areas to conserve energy. Press the Display OFF button to instantly turn the screen off and save power - ideal when listening to music.



Creative Power
Put your imagination into overdrive and create your own entertainment. Powerful Intel Core i7 Processor and up to 8GB of RAM give you the freedom to speed through complex graphical tasks. Edit photos and home videos, develop all-action games and explore HD on one of the most powerful VAIOs around.
Making the most of your photos and videos is easier than ever with the VAIO F Series. Simply connect up your camera, import shots and all your memories will automatically be stored in the "Picture Motion Browser" calendar.

Camera Goodness



Smooth Graphics
With a cutting edge NVIDIA graphics card featuring 1GB of video memory, the VAIO F Series provides exceptionally smooth 3D performance. Perfect for playback of HD entertainment, gaming and creating fast moving multimedia presentations.


Impressive Storage
Save all your data quickly and efficiently on a 500GB hard disc. That's more than enough space to handle all your needs, whether you're editing complex HD videos or organizing multimedia slideshows.
The Blu-ray Disc writer also let you save an extra 50GB on a single removable DVD-sized disc.



Speedy Transfers

No need to wait too long when editing your multimedia. Use the eSATA/USB port to transfer data at up to five times the speed of a standard USB 2.0 connection. Ideal for transferring large HD video files from camcorders or high resolution images from a Digital SLR camera.


Look at all those lovely ports

  • Technical specifications VPCF12Z1E/BI:
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Architecture:
  • Chipset: Intel PM55 Express Chipset
  • Colour:
  • Cover colour: Premium Black
  • CPU:
  • Intel Core i7 740QM
  • Power and Performance: with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Max Turbo Boost Speed (GHz): 2.93
  • L2/L3 Cache (MB): 6
  • Number of Cores: 4
  • Memory:
  • Memory Size (GB): 8
  • Memory Specification: PC3-10600
  • Memory Speed (MHz): 1333
  • Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Max. Supported Memory (GB): 8
  • Max Memory Comment: A portion of the system memory over 3 may not be available to the 32bit operating system.
  • Drives:
  • Hard Drive Type: Serial ATA
  • Hard Drive Capacity (GB): 500
  • Hard Drive Speed (rpm): 7200
  • Optical Drive Type: Blu-ray Disc Drive with DVD SuperMulti
  • Read: CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD+R DL x6, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5, BD-ROM x6, BD-R x6, BD-R DL x4, BD-RE x4, BD-RE DL x4
  • Write: CD-R x24, CD-RW x10, DVD-R DL x4, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD+R DL x4, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5, BD-R x6, BD-R DL x4, BD-RE x2, BD-RE DL x2
  • Screen:
  • Screen Type: VAIO Display Premium
  • Diagonal Size (in): 16.4
  • Diagonal Size (cm): 41.6
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Max Resolution External Display: 1920 x 1200
  • Graphics:
  • Graphic Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU
  • Video RAM memory (MB): 1GB
  • Total Graphics Memory: Approx. 4600MB
  • Comments: Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the Windows classification of graphics memory, which varies depending on the operating condition, version of device driver and system memory size.
  • Interfaces:
  • USB Port (quantity): 2 (3 including e-SATA/USB port)
  • USB Version: 2
  • USB Connector Type: A
  • i.Link 4-pin (IEEE1394): 1
  • S400
  • Memory Stick Slot: 1: M.S. PRO-HG (Duo Only)
  • Memory Stick Function: PRO-HG (Duo Only) / MagicGate(MGR)
  • Microphone Jack: 1: Stereo Mini Jack
  • Headphone Jack: 1: Stereo Mini Jack
  • Optical Audio Out (SPDIF): YES
  • SD Card Slot: YES
  • HDMI Output: YES
  • VGA Output: 1: mini D-sub 15p
  • e-SATA/USB port: Yes: x1
  • Express Card Slot: 34mm x1
  • Network Connectivity:
  • Ethernet (RJ-45 Direct Port): YES
  • Ethernet Type: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
  • Wireless LAN: YES
  • Wireless LAN Type: 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Wireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps): 300 (RX)/ 300 (TX)
  • Bluetooth: YES
  • Bluetooth (version): Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
  • Bluetooth Range (m): Max. approx. 10 (open space)
  • Audio:
  • Built-in Speakers: Stereo
  • Built-in Microphone: YES: Monaural
  • Dolby Codec: Dolby Home Theater v3
  • Built-in Camera:
  • Specification: MOTION EYE
  • Effective Pixels: 640x480 (VGA)
  • Image Sensor (Mega Pixels): 0.3
  • Keyboard:
  • Stroke (mm): 2
  • Key Pitch (mm): 19.05
  • Numeric Keypad: YES
  • Touch Pad: 1: Multi Touch
  • Other Features:
  • Special Buttons: Display OFF, VAIO, Assist, S1, AV buttons
  • Auto Luminance Control: YES
  • Kensigton Lock: YES
  • Software:
  • Audio: MusicStation
  • Home Network: VAIO Media Plus
  • Multimedia: Media Gallery
  • Microsoft: Internet Explorer 8, Windows Live Essentials Suite
  • Office Application: Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Starter 2010
  • Other: VAIO Care, Google Chrome Browser
  • Photo / Video: PMB VAIO Edition
  • Security & Backup: McAfee (60 days free virus update), Norton Online BackUp Trial
  • Solution Portal: VAIO Gate
  • SONY Tools: Remote Keyboard with PlayStation 3 & Remote Play with PlayStation 3
  • Utilities: VA

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 A consideration.

| | See all Chazillor's reviews (1)

This isn't a review as such just thought I'd say it as the item has been optimistically listed as 2.93GHZ CPU clock speed. This is the turbo boost clock speed, the actual clock speed is something like 1.70GHZ so keep that in mind if you were thiking of using this for something like gaming.

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