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Sony VAIO VPCF126FM/B Laptop Intel Core i7 Processor

The Sony VAIO (Model: VPCF126FM/B) laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 16.4″ display and Microsoft Windows 7.

Sony VAIO VPCF126FM/B Laptop Intel Core i7 Processor

Sony VAIO VPCF126FM/B Laptop Intel Core i7 Processor

The processor inside this laptop is the Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This is a quad-core processor with 8 operating threads.  Each core runs at 1.73 GHz but can rev up to 2.93 GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology. This is a 64-bit processor with 6MB of Intel SmartCache.  It’s built on a 45nm die and uses 45W. The notebook comes installed with 6GB  of DDR3 memory, and can hold a maximum of 8GB.

The screen on this machine is a 16.4″ widescreen display with a resolution of 1600×900.  Obviously a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen is driven by the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU.  The chip has 1GB of dedicated RAM for good video performance.  The GPU has 48  CUDA cores and can run at up to 1265 MHz. This chip is Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1 compatible for good video game performance.

Your storage comes in the form of a 640GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM.  This is one of the biggest drives you’ll find in a laptop, and should be plenty of space for all you data hoarders out there.  The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, which features full read support for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE). Double-layer support using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. Enjoy those Blu-Ray movies with Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby® Home Theather® v3 support.

The memory card reader supports Memory Stick PRO and Memory Stick Duo formats with MagicGate functionality. Also features a Secure Digital media card slot. External ports include 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone in, 1 VGA output, 3 USB ports (1 shared eSATA/USB), 1 HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV and 1 i.LINK (IEEE 1394) port.  You also get a built-in MOTION EYE webcam with microphone and face-tracking technology for all your video chatting needs.

To video chat you’re going to need some connectivity and that comes in the form of a built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector for a wired Web connection. For no wires you can use thebuilt-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n).  It also has built-in Bluetooth A2DP (2.1 + EDR) interface.

The laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition.  Other software includes Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Norton Internet Security 2010 30 day trial, VAIO Care, VAIO Media Gallery and Sony Creativity Suite.

The laptop measures 15.3″x10.4″x1.22″/1.62″ and weighs 6.4 pounds. The standard battery pack can provide up to 3 hours at default brightness.

You can find the Sony VAIO VPCF126FM/B laptop for around $1350.

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