Sony Vaio VGN-CS11S/Q
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CS11S/Q (Vaio VGN-CS Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CS11S/Q
Source: Trusted Reviews
Style is a funny thing, especially in that functionality is often sacrificed at its altar. Case in point is the new VAIO CS Series VGN-CS11S/W notebook that's the subject of today's review. Sony has really hurt the VAIO name with its VGN-CS11S/W. Shockingly poor build quality is just one among a whole raft of other issues and given its high price you're better off looking elsewhere.
von 10: 5, Preis 5, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 8, Verarbeitung extrem schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 20%
Source: PC Advisor
The Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q offers a good balance of virtues, with very good processor performance, reasonable graphics and usable battery life, all packed into a style-conscious form. With a range of accessories to match, such as cases, mice and mousemat, this should appeal to a younger audience that doesn’t want to sacrifice utility in the name of fashion.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 40%
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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