Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 71%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
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.
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.