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Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W (Vaio VGN-P Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z520
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 52.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W

7 of 10% Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W notebook The P-series is a truly unique device, offering the ultimate in portability, but whether that’s enough is difficult to say. For a start, the combination of Windows Vista and a single-core 1.33GHz processor is a poor choice, and the little Sony simply isn’t fast enough to run it convincingly. Whether this is enough to separate the P-series from netbooks, as Sony hopes, remains to be seen, but for now the specification is too compromised to attract that sort of price premium
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 7 of 10%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-P11Z/W review
Source: Techradar English
There may be a Netbook processor in place, but this is a fully fledged ultraportable. We're used to seeing feature-packed ultraportables from Sony's VAIO range, but no recent laptop has come close to matching the VAIO VGN-P11Z/W (£849 inc. VAT) in terms of mobility. Weighing in at just 625g, it's considerably lighter and more compact than all current Netbooks and ultraportables. The VAIO VGN-P11Z/W is a curious machine, with no real rivals. The high resolution display and faultless usability will interest users who struggle with Netbooks, but the cost may be an issue. The Intel Atom processor may also seem an odd choice at this price, but if you're seeking the ultimate in portability, there are few machines that can compete.
80, Leistung 40, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

71% Sony VAIO P
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 71%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

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 Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z520:

Power efficient single core CPU with a very low performance. Offers more features (power saving, VT-x) than the N series Atoms.

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


8.0": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.6 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


52.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)