Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-G11XNNotebook: 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
Weight: 1.1kg
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 45%, features: 50%, display: 63% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 45%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN

Sony VAIO G Series Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%

Foreign Reviews

90% Mobiler Geschäftspartner im 12,1" Format
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
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%
Superleichter Dauerläufer
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: mobility: 90%

Comment

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).

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 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.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)