Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-AW11M/H
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
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%
Source: c't - 23/09
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% features: 70% display: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
Source: Notebookjournal 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.
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 is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» 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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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