Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S (Vaio VGN-NW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S/S
The Secret's in the Mix. Sony sees its Vaio NW11 as a chic and elegant multimedia contemporary. At the same time, the chamfered and compact case shouldn't lack the necessary mobility. If these statements apply and how well the Vaio NW11 does in the other tests will be unveiled in our comprehensive review.
Source: Trusted Reviews
It's easy to get excited when Sony delivers one of its many super-expensive ultra-portables, like the VAIO TT or Z Series, to our door, but in the past its mainstream laptops have been a little hit and miss. For all the lustre and acclaim its VAIO brand engenders in consumers, the reality isn't always the all singing, all dancing computing experience people imagine. However, in the new NW Series, we reckon Sony might have finally cracked the mainstream affordable laptop. It's not quite perfect, but the NW11S is easily the best mainstream laptop Sony has produced in a long while. It has a nicely balanced specification and feature set, is reasonably priced and won't attract the dust, grease and grime so prevalent on laptops these days.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: performance: 30% features: 50%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.
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.
Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.
» 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.
78.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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