Locked and loaded for all-out performance, the Sony VAIO F23 series laptop in black (model VPCF232FX/B) is forged for gaming and built for quickness. You'll enjoy maximum multimedia thanks to the high-definition 16.4-inch screen, quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics with dedicated video memory, and a read-only Blu-ray Disc drive (with CD and DVD burning capabilities).
It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.
The extra-wide, theater inspired 16.4-inch display with a native Full HD 1080p resolution provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail from almost any angle. Experience full-impact surround sound with Dolby Home Theater technology combined with Bass-Reflex speakers built-in seamlessly into a forward facing speaker bar. And gamers will appreciate a pre-programmed Function F1 key that allows you to turn off the touch pad while gaming.
Sony's Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition is included with three powerful Sony applications--Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge--so you can create music and movies like never before. This F series laptop features speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices.
This VAIO laptop comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).
Tackle everything multimedia with warp speed and nimble responsiveness with the top-of-the-line second generation second generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
Sony's Imagination Studio Multimedia Edition includes three powerful applications--Vegas, ACID, and Sound Forge--for maximum multimedia creation capabilities.
Access all your content that won't fit on your PC by connecting to your PlayStation-from virtually anywhere in the world. With Sony's exclusive Remote Play functionality, you can connect to your PlayStation almost anywhere you go. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and you can access all of your photos, downloaded videos, music, and more.
The spacing between the keys is precisely engineered to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience with a user-friendly touch and feel. Plus you have an integrated numeric key pad ideal for fast and accurate entry of numeric data with just one hand. And to make it even easier for your fingers to find the right keys--whether typing day or night, in the dark or light--the backlight creates a pleasant glow framing the individual keys and letters. The Ambient Light Sensor automatically controls the backlit keyboard and the LCD brightness.
16.4-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution for Full HD 1080p viewing
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 6 MB L3 cache).
500 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics with 512 MB of dedicated video memory
Blu-ray Disc drive (read-only; also includes integrated multi-format CD/DVD drive)
Built-in stereo speakers with fourth-generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement technologies
Up to 4.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard battery (3.5 hours at maximum brightness; 2.8 hours of DVD playback)
Dimensions and Weight: 15.69 x 10.69 x 1.7 inches (WxDxH); 6.85 pounds
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What's in the Box
Sony VAIO F23 laptop (model VPCF232FX/B); standard lithium-ion battery (5000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions
Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial offer)
1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).
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Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.
Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.
Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.
Windows Live is available for free at download.live.com.
* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.