Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S/S


Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S/S (Vaio VGN-NR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 850 euro
Average Score: 80.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 63%, features: 57%, display: 80% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S/S

87% Review Sony Vaio VGN-NR11S/S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Office bargain. Notebooks from Sony do not always have to cost a lot of money: this proves the new Sony Vaio NR11S. Specifically developed for the “light user” with low hardware demands. This laptop offers no more one needs as basic equipment, but in good quality. “Simple, sporty and clever” – Rarely an advertising slogan fits a notebook so well as it fits the Vaio NR11S/S.
67% Sony VAIO VGN-NR11Z/S
Source: PC Pro English
Sony's website proudly proclaims that the new NR series is "simple, casual and smart" and, for a budget laptop, we're pleased to say that it isn't far off the mark. The NR11Z is a good-looking machine; considering the price, extraordinarily so. Squint a bit, or just step back a metre, and the silver dimpled lid looks rather like machined aluminium, with the smoothly contoured edges making for a sleek first impression.A well-built budget notebook that's fast and relatively stylish, but there are some signs of compromise.
4 von 6, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S laptop review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Can Sony impress with its latest model? It's not hard to be impressed with Sony's notebook style, as the machines are as innovative as they are good looking. Except for the budget notebooks, which have tended to be a little too basic for our liking. However, the Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S has certainly changed this perspective, as it's a great all-round notebook for anyone looking for a mix of style and performance. In every day use, we found the Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S to be a highly pleasing machine to use. The screen is excellent; as is the keyboard and if you can live with the less than cutting-edge processor and graphics this is a great notebook for the home.
8 von 10, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% display: 90% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

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Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80%
80% Sony Vaio NR11S/S - Vaio für Einsteiger
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
87% Test Sony Vaio NR11S/S Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 71% display: 90% mobility: 81% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 87%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.

T5250: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.

2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

80.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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