We noticed that each and every Sony VAIO laptop is unique and interesting in its own way. From its elegant lines to capable hardware, Sony delivers beauty and performance to its mobile users. And they prove it with the new Sony VAIO VPCF12KFX. This laptop managed to make its way to our top 10 list after passing each of our tests with over 8 points out of 10. Not only stylish and elegant, but powerful and versatile, the Sony VAIO VPCF12KFX redefines our ideas regarding Sony notebooks. Let's see why.

A powerful Intel Core i7 740QM processor, working at a good speed of 1.73 GHz (which can go up to 2.93 GHz by using the Turbo Boost technology) and on an L3 cache of 6 MB is what we call good use of space. They managed to integrate it along with the 500 GB, 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) hard drive in just 15.3 inches width x 1.22 inches height x 10.4 inches depth. Also, the laptop weighs less than 6.4 lbs with the standard capacity battery included. We knew the guys at Sony were good at fitting powerful components in little stylish cases, but the Sony VAIO VPCF12KFX exceeded our expectations!

Next, the 6 GB (one 4GB stick + one 2 GB stick) DDR3 random access memory (RAM) working at a frequency of 1333 MHz And please note that power users can extend the memory to the maximum cap of 8 GB. The Nvidia GeForce GT 330 M Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has its own 1 GB of dedicated video RAM and managed to output Clear and bright images at a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, full HD, on the crystal clear 16.3 inch display. The downside of all this power is the short battery life when in DVD playback mode (under 1 hour). In standard and maximum brightness modes, the battery was able to keep the laptop powered for approximately approximately 3 hours.

The Sony VAIO VPCF12KFX also comes with a lot of useful features, like the stereo A2DP (2.1 and EDR) Bluetooth, Memory Stick PRO (supporting both STD and Duo tech) media slot, ExpressCard media slot, built in camera tracking technology, integrated microphone, Blu-ray support with full read + write capabilities, and i.LINK connection.

With the Sony VAIO VPCF12KFX, you receive some very useful tools and software, like the genuine copy of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system (Home edition only), Adobe's Creative Bundle for designers, Norton Internet Security 2010 anti-virus and anti spyware software (with just 30 days of trial period, unfortunately), and Microsoft's very useful Office 2010 Starter edition for your office needs. Let's not forget the one year toll-free technical assistance available 24/7 via telephone.

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