Sony Vaio VGN-TT Series

Sony Vaio VGN-TT21MNProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch
Weight: 1.27kg, 1.3kg, 1.4kg
Price: 1000, 1700, 1900, 2000, 2300, 2500, 2600, 3500, 3700 euro
Average Score: 76.35% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 52%, performance: 65%, features: 80%, display: 82%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT198UBX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT198UBXNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT198UBX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 3700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Sony Vaio VGN-TT190UBX
Source: CNet English
Small laptops have become synonymous with low-cost Netbooks, but Sony's Vaio TT reminds us why some ultraportables can cost almost 10 times as much (hint: the 256GB SSD helps).
(von 10): 8.1, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 7, Mobilität 7, Display gut, Preis sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 30% performance: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-TT198UBX
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you can do without the dual solid state drives and Blu-ray drive, you can pick up the VAIO TT for a far more reasonable $2,094, although you’ll have to settle for a slower 1.2-GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. If you’re shrugging off the recession, and you want to be able to brag that you own an ultraportable with Blu-ray capabilities and one of the largest SSD capacities available, the Sony VAIO VGN-TT198UBX will satisfy. It offers butter-smooth performance and lots of endurance. In general, though, we prefer the Sony VAIO Z series, because it’s only about half a pound heavier while offering discrete graphics and a larger screen and keyboard.
4 von 5, Leistung hervorragend, Mobilität gut, Preis sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 30% performance: 95% mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11WN/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11WN/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT11WN/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT11WN/B (Model)

Average Score: 62.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN review
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony's take on the ultraportable market is represented by the Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN, an 11in screen notebook weighing at just over 1.3kg. The Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN has got a very high price tag, but this is partially explained by the inclusion of an internal 3G modem for mobile internet access. For the money, we’d expect first-rate build quality and performance, yet the Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN fails to deliver on the former, while startling us in some respects with the latter. Screen quality and battery life are both unparalleled by any other notebook we've tested.
Preis 90, Display 90, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2009
Rating: price: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%
40% Sony - VAIO VGN-TT11WN/B review
Source: IT Reviews English
Sony is well known for making highly desirable ultraportable notebooks, with the TZ11 range in particular being held in the number one spot by many people. Now Sony has brought out an updated model range, the TT, an ultraportable which is so compact that at first glance looks like a netbook. A stylish ultraportable with superb build quality and a good feature set, but for the hefty price we would expect to see an even better set of features, i.e. more USB ports, a better webcam and more powerful graphics.
Preis 40, Leistung 50, Ausstattung 80, Verarbeitung 95
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 50% features: 80% workmanship: 95%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN/B 11.1in Ultra-Portable
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you need an ultra-portable notebook and find the 13.3in alternatives, like the ThinkPad X300, too much to handle the Sony VAIO TT is still the best option out there. Yet, despite its manifest qualities, it's an option that comes at too high a cost; delivering mediocre performance compared to its price point. Thus, unless Sony makes its pricing a little more realistic or money is simply no object for you, we couldn't recommend it without pause.
von 10: 8, Preis 6, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 90%
Sony VAIO TT Review
Source: Slashgear English
The VAIO TT really does offer road warriors that perfect mixture of performance, battery and portability. As well as the Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n, Sony offer a Sprint EV-DO Rev.A WWAN option (for a $59.99 monthly fee); work while you travel and then, when you’re at the hotel, plug the TT in to the TV and watch a movie rather than paying for the usual lousy selection. Vista is a chore but, courtesy of the SSDs, it’s at least manageable. What might be less so is the price. Most people would call the entry level TT expensive; the superlative-spec VGN-TT190UBX topples that over into astronomical.

Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN/B review
Source: Techradar English
While the high price of the Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN/B puts it into an elite group of ownership, its style, resilience, battery life and features make it one of the best ultraportables we've seen. This may well prove to be the perfect laptop for the frequent business traveller.
4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 80% mobility: 90%
50% Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN/B
Source: PC Pro English
Sony's TZ-range of ultraportable laptops has long been a favourite in PC Pro's offices, but its reign on our A-list was finally brought to an end by Lenovo's stunning ThinkPad X300. Now, however, we've laid our hands on Sony's latest update to the TZ range, the all-new TT. It's gorgeous, but it can't match Sony's own Z-series for sheer ultraportable excellence
3 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT11VN (Model)

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

90% Sony Vaio TT review
Source: CNet English
If you have the money, you shouldn't hesitate to buy the TT, in any of its guises. It looks phenomenal, is comfortable to use and is exceptionally portable.
9 von 10, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% mobility: 80%
Review - Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VN
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2009
Rating: price: 70% mobility: 80%
97% Vaio VGN-TT11VN
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
95% Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VN in test
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11LN/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11LN/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT11LN/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT11LN/B (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio TT notebook
Source: vnunet.com English
Sony is well known for its premium product ranges and the TT series of Vaio notebooks, unveiled in October, is certainly an indication that it puts quality over price. While our recent review of the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 highlighted the case of a netbook that wanted to be a notebook, the TT series takes the opposite approach, cramming a fully featured notebook into a form factor the same size as most of today's netbooks. The chassis measures just 200mm x 279mm and is 23.5mm deep at its thinnest point. The Sony Vaio TT is small, light and portable while still packing enough power for almost all of today's applications. However, the price tag could prove offputting to many buyers.
80, Preis 40, Leistung 50, Ausstattung 100, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 100% display: 80%
80% Sony VAIO VGN-TT11LN/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 39% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT190

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT190Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT190
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 3500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT190 (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-TT190
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VGN-TT190 is sub-3-pound laptop that houses a Blu-ray drive and dual 128GB solid-state drives (SSDs). However, there are a few drawbacks, including a superhigh price, that keep me from getting too excited about the TT190.
3 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 30% mobility: 90%
75% Sony Vaio TT slim'n'light laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English

No question, the Vaio TT is a stunning machine: small, capable, supremely portable and very well connected. But you pay a lot for these benefits at a time when netbooks - even ones with on-board HSDPA - can do much the same job for a fraction of the cost. Yes, with less horsepower; yes, with a lot less battery life. But it's hard to argue with the saving you'd make over the expensive Sony.


75%, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% mobility: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT15GN/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT15GN/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT15GN/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT15GN/B (Model)

 

Sony VAIO VGN-TT15GN/B
Source: PC Authority English
It costs more than Sony’s own Z-Series laptops, which are only 200g heavier, boast improved ergonomics and still manage to trump the TT with dual graphics chipsets, vastly improved performance and fine battery life. The undeniable allure of the TT’s tinier, curvy figure may tempt some, but the excellence of Sony’s own stablemate puts it in the shade.
Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: price: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT290NAB

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT290NABNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT290NAB
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VGN-TT290NAB 11.1-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO TT ultraportables look for a more compact design that isn't much bigger than modern netbook computers, but with the full features one would expect from a traditional laptop computer. With its very compact dimensions, the system is still able to perform quite well even if it it is held back some by the memory choice. All of this performance and size comes at a very high cost that is double some 13.3-inch laptops and nearly five times the cost of a netbook.

80, Preis 40, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11M/N

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT11M/NNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT11M/N
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)
 Vaio VGN-TT11M/N (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Goldiger Winzling
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 30% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-TT11M
Source: PC Go - 3/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT21WN/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT21WN/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT21WN/B
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.27kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO VGN-TT21WN/B Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

 

Sony Vaio VGN-TT21MN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TT21MNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TT21MN
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VGN-TT (Series)

 

Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%

 

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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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

» 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.

SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

SU9300: Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.


11.1: This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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


1.27 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.4 kg:


76.35%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-TT21MN
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT21WN/B
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.27 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT11M/N
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT290NAB
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT190
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT11LN/B
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT11VN
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TT198UBX
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung R540-JA06
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI CR620-691US
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte Q1105
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Pentium U5400, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.8 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)