How do you differentiate your product in a market so saturated with products from a plethora of companies? If you’re Sony, you offer 3D on just about everything you produce including the latest Vaio notebook: the Sony Vaio F Series.
The Vaio F Series includes a 3D display – which can be toggled from 2D to 3D at the touch of a button – and 3D Blu-ray disc drive, so you can watch your latest 3D movies on the go.
Of course, the 3D display isn’t the glasses free variety just yet, so you’ll have to wear a pair of shutter glasses to view the 3D content just like you would with one of the new 3D BRAVIA TVs. If you own, or plan on owning, one of the new Sony Cybershot cameras then you can view your 3D still images on the screen as well; just put it in to 3D mode, slip on your glasses and you’re good to go!
The display measures 16 inches diagonally, and offers a full HD resolution to give you one of the best video experiences a laptop can offer. Video isn’t everything though; sometimes the audio can be more important than the video track is, so Sony has also packed in S-Force Front Surround 3D and Inbox bass-reflex speakers for when you’re watching a movie or playing on a game.
Spec-wise, the laptop doesn’t disappoint, after all there has to be quite a bit of power to drive all of that 3D Blu-ray action! The CPU is an Intel Core i7 chip, and this is paired with an NVIDIA DX11 graphics chip to assist in all that video processing. You certainly won’t have any problem getting this thing to play smooth 1080p content and for a laptop, its gaming credentials don’t look too bad either.
You won’t be short on RAM for quite some time, as you get 8GB of the stuff with this Vaio – DDR3 too! You’ll find a 640GB SATA hard drive as standard, although you may want to look at upgrading it to a Solid State Drive in the future; the performance boost is staggering.
First impressions of the Vaio F are certainly good ones, although I wouldn’t call this machine portable in the slightest. I’d probably use it as more of a desk based laptop, but with all that power inside if you can’t go wrong either way. If you are considering buying one, they’ll be available from the end of February.
What do you think of the Vaio F? Is 3D the future on laptops, or is it un-necessary baggage right now? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments.