Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H


Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/HNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H (Vaio VGN-AW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1680x945 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 55%, features: 67%, display: 74% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H

80% Sony Vaio AW11 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony Vaio AW11 is pricey for a laptop – although the screen quality more than justifies the price. The Sony Vaio AW11 is so big and unwieldy that it's worth remembering that you could get a more powerful desktop PC for the same price with an LED monitor that would put the AW11's screen to shame. But if you want a degree of portability, Sony's laptop is one of the best around.
4 von 5, Preis zufriedenstellend, Display sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 50%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H is a satisfactory machine to use. The large screen and keyboard make it a pleasure to use but we'd suggest opting for a higher spec, if your budget allows, as you'll find this entry-level model doesn't quite live up to the expectations of a true desktop replacement laptop.
8 von 10, Display gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 80%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H review
Source: Techradar English
The AW's keyboard is similar in style to all recent Sony VAIO's, with the keys protruding through individual holes in the chassis. This is the first time we've seen a dedicated numeric pad alongside as well, however, and usability proved excellent. In relation to regular laptops, the touchpad is huge, and offers an easy and accurate way of navigation. While our review model featured a traditional 300GB hard drive, top of the range AW's feature both 128GB flash drives and 500GB hard drives, offering fast access speeds and generous storage space.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Ausstattung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Source: c't - 23/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% features: 70% display: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-AW11M/H
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%


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.

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

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.

18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.8 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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.

Sony reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21VN/X
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
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Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z890
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z790
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN
Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z41MD/B
Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino D8000
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus F70SL
Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus UV6
Core 2 Duo P8600, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» MSI Megabook PX600
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
» Novatech X60MV
Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.0", 2.9 kg
» Samsung E172 Aura T5800
Core 2 Duo T5800, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3550eg
Core 2 Duo P7350, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Asus F70SL
Core 2 Duo T5900, 17.3", 3.847 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z590
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus N80VC
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Asus X83VB
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus N10J
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.8 kg
Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN Z11MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Extensa 7620Z
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)