Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU (Vaio VGN-FW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Source: PC Advisor
With a 2.53GHz processor, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU should be a nippy machine, and the ATI graphics card allows the use of some modern games. Blu-ray playback was short of expectation though, especially given Sony's weight behind the format.
von 5: 3.5, Verarbeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 3.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint
Overall, we were impressed with what this machine has to offer. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU is a neat design and performance is simply stunning. If you're looking for a notebook for creating multimedia as well as just watching it, this is the one.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
The Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU has a great combination of features and usability for the price. Its performance may not suit more demanding needs, but as an affordable HD media centre, Sony has set a new benchmark for its rivals.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: PC Pro
Quick, packed full of features and boasting a 16:9 high definition display, but it's too expensive for its own good.
4 von 6, Ausstattung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% features: 80%
Source: PC Pro
Plenty of laptops arrive at PC Pro with entertainment in mind, but few are as capable or well-featured as the new Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU. It's one of the first machines of any kind - desktops included - that we've seen with a Blu-ray writer, for instance, and a raft of Centrino 2 components provide more than enough power to cope with high definition video playback. Quick, packed full of features and boasting a 16:9 high definition display, but it's too expensive for its own good.
4 von 6, Ausstattung gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% features: 80% display: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 95% workmanship: 90%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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.
75.57%: 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.