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SONY Laptop VAIO F Series SVF1532BGXB Intel Core i7 4500U (1.80GHz) 8GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 15.5" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i7 4500U (1.80GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
  • CD/DVD Player / Burner

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Gordon C.
  • 7/12/2014 10:54:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsHad all the features I wanted with Windows 7 - upgraded myself to SSD & Dual Band Wi-Fi

Pros: Windows 7 (64-Bit) (upgradeable to Win 8), 10/100/1000 LAN (some only 10/100), Backlit Keyboard, CD/DVD Player, 8GB RAM DDR3L 1600 (upgradeable to 16GB), i7-4500U 1.8GHz (CPU Released 2nd QTR 2013), 1920x1080 resolution, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 2x USB 3.0 (1 port charges while notebook is off) & 2x 2.0 USB, replaceable battery (a lot of notebooks do not have this anymore), HDMI, HD Webcam, GEForce GT 740M (2GB)

Cons: #1 the Wi-Fi is garbage & if you do not know how to install an upgraded Wi-Fi chip Intel 7260HMW you probably do not want tis laptop. In fact this laptop is returned for this reason - many discussion groups on this:

Other Thoughts: As I wanted Windows 7, and all the features listed in the Pros section this was the only laptop that had everything. Now this laptop is to slow without an SSD (Solid State Drive) (1st thing you must do to any notebook - you clone old disk to new disk and install). I installed a Samsung 840 EVO Pro SSD (you can install any size 256GB, 512GB, Etc.) SSDs increase performance by 5-10x. Also had to replace the Wi-Fi as it is complete garbage only single band 2.4Ghz @ maybe 20-40 Mbps where a normal Wi-Fi card should be getting 100+. So bought an7260HMW IEEE 802.11ac Mini PCI Express Bluetooth 4.0 - Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Adapter for $26.99 (Does 2.4Ghz, 5.0 Ghz & AC). Now to install this you must have miniature tools and remove the entire back of the laptop so unless you are tech savy forget it. Now this Wi-Fi issue is so great that there are discussion threads where users have been trying to get Sony to fix the Wi-Fi slowness / lack of performance & I guess they will send you a free USB Wi-Fi dongle if you call but I wanted a permanent internal solution. After SSD & Wi-Fi upgrade this laptop is the bomb - as I wanted Windows 7. Lots of laptops only have 10/100 LAN where this has 10/100/1000 LAN. Also this has the USB 3.0 & the USB charging port (so when laptop is shutdown you can still plug in your phone, etc. and it will charge. If you are just an end user an would be stuck with this as is then do NOT buy it.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 4/13/2014 4:57:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSome key flaws... but basically good

Pros: The display is bright and crisp. There is very very little bloatware (some sony driver & support stuff plus an anti-virus trial and a plea from Microsoft to buy office).
The laptop is also reasonably light, and the memory is upgradeable.

Cons: Unfortunately the touch pad is garbage. The buttons are not physically separate but are actual physical buttons underneath the pad. This is worse than it sounds.
The keyboard isn't very good. Not only is it squishy feeling but there is almost no tactile sense when going from one key to another, making it harder to find things like the delete key reliably. In addition the vertical gaps between the keys and board mean that the backlit keyboard works fine from exactly strait up but from any reasonable position the brightest thing you will see is light leaking around the furthest keys.
Their is no latch for the lid which I am used to having, and build quality seems ok but not great.
Personal gripe... If I am touch typing I need to be to the left of center by quite a bit making me feel like the laptop is 'over there'. I would give up the numb pad in a heartbeat to be centered in front of the screen.

Other Thoughts: While this laptop is far from perfect the better machines I checked out came in at twice the cost. For the price it seems to be a decent machine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/19/2014 7:25:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood all around laptop.

Pros: Light weight, bright yet colorful display, dedicated video card (a must for gamers), also not too pricy.

Cons: I have yet to find one!

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop for my wife so we could play games online together. She uses it for that and also for Facebook, Pinterest, pandora and general word processing.

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