Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN (Vaio VGN-G Series)
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN
The Sony Vaio G series is an exception to the trend towards widescreen notebooks and has a 12.1” XGA display. The headline features of the G11 are the 1.13kg (2.49lb) weight and 9 hour battery life. How do these seemingly incompatible features stack up in real life? This review is of the Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN/B which is the less expensive of the two G series models current in the UK at the time of this review. The G series was launched in Europe in early 2007 and a refresh (G21) with dual core CPUs was announced while this review was being prepared. If you need a lightweight notebook with easy-to-read display and all-day battery life then the G11 has to be on your shortlist. The single core CPU means that at times there is noticeable unresponsiveness. The new G21 with a dual core CPU will address this problem but at the expense or reduced battery time (the currently available information for the G21 says 7 hours).
Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display exzellent, Leistung schlecht, Emissionen mangelhaft, Preis/Leistung schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 40%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: mobility: 90%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).
U1500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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