Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI – Immensely Powerful and Expensive
Sony’s Vaio range is known for some of the most expensive computers from the company and the Sony has a reputation for producing expensive computers in its Vaio range. The all new Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI entry in the Vaio range is the a lot more powerful computer than what we’ve seen in the Vaio series, and hence is also the most expensive of them all.
The Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI weighs around 3kg and measures 40cm wide (across the front), and although the dimensions are impressive, but we’ve seen some greater screens on the certain ‘desktop replacement’ models, and that’s the reason why the 16 in widescreen display of the Vaio F21Z1E/BI at times felt small.
The Vaio F21Z1E/BI is powered by Intel’s Core i7-2630QM processor, which is one of the latest processor which has been optimized for the laptops by Intel, and in addition the laptop comes with 8 GB of memory, which is more than we’ve seen in any other laptop lately. Along with all that, the Vaio F21Z1E/BI also has been fitted with an Nvidia Geforce GT 540M graphics card which comes with 1GB of its very own memory. There also is a 640GB 7200rpm hard disk.
Regardless of the huge memory and processor, the graphic card of the system is not the fastest that we’ve seen. But the good thing is that it’s still sufficiently fast. We were able to run our normal DVD-copying test, in decent timing of 19 minutes.
The Vaio F21Z1E/BI wasn’t all that good in game tests as well, and although it somehow delivered satisfactory frame rate, we weren’t all impressed with its performance. So if you are a hardcore gaming fanatic then you should go for a desktop computer.
Some other entertainment features that the Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI boasts includes the likes of a Blu-ray drive on side to let you enjoy all the latest films, together with one of the microphone and headphone sockets and three USB ports. The other side of the system houses 2 USB 3 ports, the network socket and HDMI and VGA sockets, that allows you to connect the system to a flat-panel TV and a flat monitor.
The front panel of the system houses a Firewire socket, the switch for wireless network connection and memory card reader. The system also is compatible with Bluetooth devices, and a decent webcam has been positioned right above the screen, with a microphone. The speakers here are decent and even the quality wasn’t touch muffled, but at the same time it weren’t too very loud.
There are not many connections on the back panel, because of the screen slides down against the rear when the system is open.
Finally we would say that the Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI is an immensely impressive system, but the price might not be right for some customers in market. But if you don’t mind paying extra for your desktop replacement then considering the Sony Vaio F21Z1E/BI will get you maximum bang for your buck.