Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S


Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S (Vaio VGN-NW Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 79%, features: 86%, display: 71% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 62%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S

60% Sony VAIO VGN-NW11Z/S review
Source: Techradar English
Has Sony embraced run-of-the-mill with its latest laptop? The VAIO NW11Z/S is a substantial, if overpriced, laptop. The most noticeable feature is the screen, which is a 15.5in ultra-wide 16:9 affair that's perfect for watching films on. It's a crisp, clear screen, and one of the best that we've seen on a laptop for a while. But it does stand out, especially next to the acres of other laptops that pass through our offices. We feel that a few more new features would have gone a long way, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

69% Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 56% performance: 71% features: 93% display: 86% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 66%
81% Test Sony Vaio VGN-NW11 Multimedia-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% display: 66% mobility: 78% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 84%
94% Spielernotebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
79% Sony im Angebot
Source: Connect - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 88% features: 78% mobility: 77%
83% Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z
Source: PC Go - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80%
Source: c't - 20/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% display: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
92% Vaio VGN-NW11Z
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
88% Sony VAIO NW11Z/S, ideal para exigentes
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%


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.

» 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.


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.

15.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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

80.75%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VGNNW250
Core 2 Duo T6600
Core 2 Duo T6600
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW180J/S
Core 2 Duo P7350

Devices with the same GPU

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Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Wortmann Terra Mobile 1546 iP-6000 W7HP
Pentium P6000, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4083cl
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500D-17e
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 7552G
Phenom II X4 P920, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Polywell PolyNote 714AH
Core i5 520M, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Asus K50AB-SX101V
Turion X2 RM-75, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L555D-10E
Athlon II M300, 17.3", 3 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TJ71-SB-139FR
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» AVADirect Clevo W765CUH
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» mySN MB6.a
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.67 kg
» Asus X5DAB-SX028V
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW21ZF/S
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Studio 1558 HD4570
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.84 kg
» Asus X70AB-TY029C
Turion X2 RM-74, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 7540G-304G32MN
Athlon II M300, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L500-13Z
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NW21MF/W
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5542G-304G50MN
Athlon II M300, 15.6", 3 kg
» Dell Studio 1557
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DZG
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5738DG-744G50MN
Core 2 Duo P7450, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U500-10Z
Core 2 Duo P7350, 13.3", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)