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Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R (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
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 83%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R

67% Sony VAIO VGN-CS11Z/R
Source: PC Pro English
Sony's newest addition to the VAIO range has been drawing stares from the PC Pro troops since it arrived - largely because it's lipstick red. Whether this is a plus or not is open to interpretation, but you'd better learn to live with it, as the only other colour on offer is an even less appealing brown. Decent power and a solid spec, but the garish design and poor value limit its appeal.
4 von 6, Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Das schönste Notebook der Welt?
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
71% Sony VAIO VGN-CS11Z/R: estilo
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 71%
90% Recensione Sony VAIO VGN-CS
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%

Comment

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.


P8400:

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.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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.

Sony reviews


77%: 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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Preisvergleich
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)