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Sony VAIO VPC-W211AX/W

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-W211AX/WNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-W211AX/W (Vaio VPC-W Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony VAIO VPC-W211AX/W

Sony Vaio W Eco Series Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Sony Vaio W is a capable netbook that gives users an attractive visual package with good specs, performance and battery life while offering a greener computing alternative. The higher price may be tough for some users to swallow, but it’s a premium paid for a green product and for what you get it isn’t a bad deal. Personally I couldn’t get over the keyboard issue, but if you can handle the keyboard key sizes and the other minor issues the Sony Vaio W Eco Series is a well equipped machine that provides a green computing experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VPC-W211AX/W 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's updated VAIO W netbook changes very little from their initial model. It uses the new Intel Atom N450 processor and GMA 3150 graphics but nothing else has really changed. It now comes with a 6-cell battery standard that helps it run longer but still average for the new class of netbooks. The display stays the same and will be the biggest draw. The flaws still exist from the original release though including a high price, small keyboard and only two USB ports.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)