Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E - Intel Core i7

  • Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E - Intel Core i7
76
Based on 23 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Slick industrial design; excellent 3D movie playback; fast on CPUintensive tasks.
  • Great 3D technology, superb HD display, powerful specifications, brilliant all-rounder, good 2D to 3D on the fly conversion, nice chiclet keyboard.
  • Good audio, if you enable Dolby enhancements, Beautiful display with excellent 3D support.

Cons:

  • Underpowered graphics can’t deliver smooth stereo 3D at high resolutions.
  • High price tag, average battery life, gamers will miss a dedicated high-end GPU.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 70

Sony has been on a tough mission for the last year, showing perseverance akin to our Prime Minister's dogged determination for a carbon tax. The consumer electronics giant isn't out to save the environment though; instead its goal is for every...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A powerful, multipurpose luggable laptop. An ideal home PC that looks good and runs...

By Online Notebook on -

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...

By TechRadar on 70

Alright, fancypants. You want a laptop of luxury, but you don't want an Apple MacBook? Not even a 17-inch MacBook Pro? You want 3D but a Zalman 3D monitor isn't for you? Fancy the sort of black plastic slab that your friends can only dream of...

By LaptopMag on 70

The $1,799 VAIO is a compelling multimedia laptop for those who crave 3D. The 240-MHz, full-HD screen combined with Nvida's 3DVision technology adds a new level of enjoyment to watching movies and playing games. We also like the backlit keyboard on...

By Maximum PC on 70

What you do alone in your man cave is your business. If you want to put on a pair of 3D glasses and practice the Na’vi language, more power to you. Sony’s F Series Vaio 3D can make that dream a reality in style, but it lacks the graphics...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Sony has got its proverbial fingers in so many third dimensional pies, we can't believe the Japanese powerhouse took such a long time to roll out a 3D laptop off its production line. But the Sony VAIO F-Series (VPCF21Z1E/BI) is worth every second...

By RegHardware on 75

Overall, I was happy with performance of the Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI, it’s pretty damn good but not great. Yet compared to others in this class that Reg Hardware has tested lately, it seems Sony makes you pay for that extra performance. Tech specs...

By The Inquirer on 80

Announced in January, the expensive VPCF21Z1E/BI Vaio F-Series laptop takes Sony's Bravia TV 3D technology and squeezes it into the laptop. As if to justify the added cost of buying the Vaio brand, Sony has also added a couple of unique 3D features...

By Computeractive on 60

A very powerful laptop indeed, but it's just far too expensive. The cheaper Vaio models or a desktop PC are far better value...

By PCWorld on 70

Sony includes Nvidia’s 3D Vision with its latest 16-inch laptop, but it’s more attuned to stereoscopic movies than to games....

By NotebookCheck on 84

Optimally-functioning entertainment laptop with poor case craftsmanship that's priced too high. That's the 16" Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI in a nutshell. The 3D Vision technology from Nvidia works perfectly at the press of a button with the shutter...

By PC Advisor on 80

This entertainment-focused Sony VAIO VPCF21Z1E/B laptop has just about everything you’d need for a domestic-bound desktop replacement. It’s heavy and a touch too noisy for our taste but if you want a luggable notebook with 3D playback...

By Computer Shopper on 89

Speedy performance and engaging true-3D graphics make this VAIO a winning entertainment notebook. (Just be prepared to pay.)...

By TechRadar on 80

With the resurgence of 3D technology still in full swing, Sony is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with the release of its VAIO VPCF21Z1E/BI. While it's not the most graphically powerful machine around, it still makes for a formidable 3D media...

By Notebook Review on 70

The Sony VAIO F is an overall well-rounded desktop replacement multimedia notebook. Highlights include excellent performance, a good keyboard, and a nice array of input/output ports. The biggest downside is the lackluster design, which is unusual for...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Hugely powerful in applications, and capable of 3D Blu-ray playback, but its graphics card is comparatively underpowered....

By eTech Reviews on -

3D has become a rage ever since James Cameroon’s Avatar hit the screens. Sony has been a big force behind the concept of 3D with their Blu-ray products and they have now gone one step further by cramming 3D displays in to a laptop which is armed...

By PC Pro on 67

A fast machine with a quality 3D screen that really works, but the price is in another dimension...

International Review By fayerwayer.com on -

El mundo 3D sin dudarlo llegó para quedarse y Sony, con su nueva línea de laptops VAIO F Series, pretende potenciar aún más esta nueva tecnología que cada día se hace más masiva en el mundo de la tecnología. En...