Sony VAIO VPC-F226FMB Laptop - Detail & Images

Sony VAIO VPC-F226FM/B Laptop - Detail & Images

The Sony VAIO VPC-F226FM/B has the same overall design as the 3D-equipped Sony VAIO VPC-F215FX/BI ($1,799 direct, review forthcoming), in which the closed laptop and lid form two distinct layers, and the screen is surrounded by sharp angles that look wicked cool. The plastic construction is covered with a semi-gloss finish that is silky to the touch and conceals most fingerprints. Under the lid, the VPC-F226FM/B has a black-on-black color scheme, with a semi-gloss chassis and matte-finish keyboard and palm rest. Measuring 1.7 by 15.7 by 10.7-inches (HWD), the VPC-F226FM/B is actually a bit lighter than some of its peers, weighing 6.54 pounds, where other desktop replacements tip the scales at 7 or 8 pounds, like the 7.04-pound HP Pavilion dv7-6143cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars) or 8.3-pound Acer Aspire AS8950G-9839 ($1,499.99 street, 4 stars).