Sony’s own 3D laptop, the new VAIO F

It’s not among the first 3D laptops that we’ve encountered but Sony’s VAIO F is the most impressive that we’ve tried. Sony says the reason that they were late coming up with a 3D laptop was that they want it to be perfect. And it looks like they did really well with their VAIO F.


The New Sony VAIO F is a 16-inch 3D laptop powered by Intel Core i7 2820QM Quad core processor (2.3GHz) and a middle-of-the-pack NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU.

It uses the same active shutter glasses as that of the Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV and NEO Elan L4300-3D. However, instead of a separate USB transmitter, the VAIO F has 8 transmitters on its frame for better 3D viewing angles. The 3D glasses uses disposable watch batteries as opposed to rechargeable via USB and gives 100 hours of use. It will automatically power down once the the laptop stops transmitted 3D signals.


They also made some tweaks with the 3D technology by incorporating something from their Bravia 3D TV including an extra-smooth 240fps high frame rate. I tried other 3D laptops already and the VAIO F beats them all in terms of 3D experience. It’s just that smooth without any flickering whatsoever.

It also has a 3D button that converts 2D movies on Blu-ray Disc, DVD or personal video into simulated 3D video, a feature not all 3D laptops have. You can also connect it to a 3D HDTV for a larger viewing experience. The sound performance is quite impressive with a cinema-style surround sound through headphones with Dolby® Home Theater v3. Also S-force front surround 3D technology creates a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound effect from two Inbox bass-reflex speakers.


The Sony VAIO F is hands down the best 3D laptop I’ve used, although I prefer rechargeable 3D glasses. It will be available this March 2011 for Php149,999 which includes a pair of 3D glasses. Extra 3D glasses costs Php4,999. It’s expensive I know but do try it out at Sony centers to experience excellent 3D on a laptop.

Sony VAIO F 3D Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-2820QM quad-core processor 2.30GHz
  • 16-inch wide Full HD display (1920 x 1080) + 3D Supported LED Backlight
  • Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT540M GPU
  • 640GB HDD
  • BluRay Drive
  • Dolby® Home Theater v3
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0
  • SRP: Php149,999
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  • Tres

    Wow! Such beauty. Wish i could afford this but for now I can only drool with it LOL.

    • the graphics card on the NEO Elan 3D laptop is better than this one but the 3D technology of the VAIO F is more advanced. you should try it out when you visit a Sony shop.

  • Messie

    150K for a 16 inch “3D” laptop…


    • i know right? i think i’d rather get a big-ass LED TV. 😛

  • Allan

    so expensive… I’ll just wait for other 3d laptops to come…

    • they already came… Sony was late. Hehehe. I think cheapest was Acer at 70k but that uses passive 3D. 😛

    • microboi

      this is the best laptop for me.. i do have Sony VAIO CW series, so maybe i cant buy a new one until my laptop’s dead..hehehe

      if only i knew that something like this from sony will be out soon, i wish i had brought a laptop later..

      just wanna ask if this had already no problem regarding with its Operating System and its batter meter.

      I had experience a problem with my Sony VAIO laptop, battery draining itself while in Hibernation mode..

      i wish this is already fix..

      Sony really Rocks!!

      • i have no idea buddy. haven’t fully tested yet. i’ll keep that in mind when a VAIO comes our way

  • khan

    I checked on the bluetooth section, it is not v3,

    we still have v2.1 on this sony vaio.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU is quite a great graphic card for a laptop like this one.. but I can’t see the price

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