Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S
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%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 11/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
Source: Connect - 10/09
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 88% features: 78% mobility: 77%
Source: PC Go - 10/09
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80%
Source: c't - 20/09
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: performance: 75% display: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
Source: PC Actual 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.
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.
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.
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