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Sony VAIO Laptop / Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / 16.4" Display / 8GB Memory - Black

This WiMAX-ready laptop lets you connect to the Internet on the go at ultrafast 4G speeds (service contract required) and features a 16.4" LED-backlit widescreen display that supports 1920 x 1080 high-definition resolution.Windows 7 Home Premium installed Learn more.Intel® 4G WiMAX chipset built in for Internet access to go at next-generation mobile broadband speeds. Learn more about WiMAX. Wireless service plan required; sold separately. WiMAX service not available in all areas.Learn more about Intel® processors. Information provided by Intel.
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Questions & Answers for Sony VAIO Laptop / Intel® Core™ i7 Processor / 16.4" Display / 8GB Memory - Black

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Does the Sony VPC-F226FM/B laptop support SATA 3?

2 years, 9 months ago
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If you have questions requesting customizing your computer with components that were not installed at purchased please contact us (the manufacturer) directly. This unit does not support Sata 3 transfer speeds.
2 years, 9 months ago
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can this sony handle sims 2 and sims 3 games

can the graphics handle sims2 and sims 3 games
3 years ago
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Yes, it easily handles Sims 3 at high graphics quality settings and 1920x1080 resolution.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Absolutely - the GTX Nvidia card works great with all games that I've tried.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Yes, Per EA the minimum requirements for Sims 3 is the following:
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
( This System has a Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Quad Core 2.00GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.90GHz)
* 1.5 GB RAM
( this system comes with 8GB!)
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
( this system has NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M with a Full 1GB of dedicated Video memory)
* Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
( this system has Windows® 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1)
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games ( this unit has a 750GB hard drive)

The VPCF226FM Exceeds each of these categories. please contact EA for settings conditions and game performance options.
3 years ago
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is the processor the 2nd generation ?

is this laptop's processor the 2nd generation Core i7. I saw in this product's features : the processor is the 2nd generation, but when i compare this one with the other laptop, the processor is not marked as the 2nd generation.
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2 years, 11 months ago
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Yes, it is. The easy way to tell with the Intel Core processors is you are looking for a 2xxx number on the processor. The following Wiki article can help you read between the lines on the processor model number. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core
2 years, 10 months ago
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Yes - latest I7 proc.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Yes this laptop features a 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor
Featuring 6MB cache and 2.0GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz.
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replacing HDD with SSD on VPCF226FM

Would like to upgrade to a 256GB SSD. My question is how hard and accessible is the hard bay drive to do this. I could not find any information on how the hard drive is removed on sony's web site. Is it just a matter of lossening a few back panel screws?
3 years, 1 month ago
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Jiggy
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yes just 2 screws on the bottom panel . easy.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Hello Jiggy, if you wish to modify your notebook beyond the original configuration, We would love to talk with you directly, please contact us (the manufacturer) to best answer your question.
3 years, 1 month ago
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Display: is this the Premium one (matte) of the Plus one (glossy)?

In Europe, both are available while in the US, there is no choice. Does the model sold in Best buy have Premium?
Thanks
3 years, 1 month ago
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it's a matte finish - looks great - no glare
2 years, 10 months ago
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TET1965
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Aurora, IL
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This Laptop has the premium HD screen. Measuring an impressive 16.4” and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920 X 1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color and contrast from virtually any angle. And with the anti-glare coating, distracting reflections are minimized.
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Can we add a SSD as a second hard drive?

Can we add a SSD to this as a second Hard Drive, to use it as the boot up drive?
3 years, 1 month ago
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This does not support a 2nd hard drive, though you can put in an SSD. Look at the ASUS GX A1 or A2 - they support 2 hard drive.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Aurora, IL
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The VPCF226FM is a retail configuration that does not include an SSD hard drive, if you wish add on or alter your Notebook please speak with the Geek Squad directly.
 
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3 years, 1 month ago
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How can I connect it to a Data show? Is there any VGA adapter?

3 years ago
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Anonymous
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Yes there is a VGA adapter - I have it connected to a 2nd monitor to expand my screen real estate.
2 years, 10 months ago
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The VPCF226FM can Output video either by a VGA DB16 port or via the HDMi 1.4a jack
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3 years ago
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Are you able to upgrade the video card?

I love everything about SONY VAIOS F series... but the video card just isnt good enough. Are you able to upgrade the card at all?
3 years ago
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SUPA FRANKY
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You typically can only upgrade RAM and hard drive on a laptop - the video card is pretty much fixed.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Aurora, IL
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answer 2
As the graphics chipset on the VPCF226FM/B is mounted on the motherboard, although possible, it's technically difficult to upgrade and doing so should only be attempted by experienced servicers.
3 years ago
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DOES SONY F226FM/B HAVE ABILITY TO PLAY 3D MOVIES?

DOES THE SONY VPC F226FM/B HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO PLAY 3D MOVIES ON LAPTOP SCREEN WITH GLASSES?
2 years, 11 months ago
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It does not do 3d.
2 years, 10 months ago
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answer 2
No it does not. This laptop does however feature the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 1GB graphics card giving a performance boost to your day-to-day processor functions for an optimized overall computing experience whether your gaming or performing everyday tasks.

With a 2nd generation Quad Core Intel® Core™ processor and NVIDIA® 1GB Graphics provide an amazing
multimedia experience with Blu-ray Disc™. Full HD Dislpay with images so realistic, the F Series is in a
class by itself. You get smart performance and amazing picture quality with up to 5 hours of battery
life
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I was wondering the windows index number

Just was hoping for the windows index number
3 years ago
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Anonymous
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Processor: 7.5
Memory: 7.6
Graphics: 6.6
Gaming Graphics: 6.6
Hard drive: 5.9 (overall based index)
2 years, 11 months ago
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Hello, the Index will change depending on what is installed, and how you configure your system, However we have tested the VPCF226FM from a clean factory image and tried 3 different power settings. A 4.9 base score was viewed in our labs. The best subscore was 7.4 for Memory.
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