Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN
Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN (Vaio VGN-TZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Average Score: 85.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 55%, features: 60%, display: 91% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN

75% Sony VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Sony has certainly pushed the limits with the TZ11 and the result is generally extreme in every department. Extremely thin, extremely light, extremely long battery life...and an extremely high price tag. The photos of the Vaio VGN-TZ11XN/B show a classic, smart Sony laptop, but they don’t give any sense of just how tiny it is. The TZ11 is 27.7cm wide (that’s under 11 inches) 19.8cm deep (less than eight inches) and it’s 3cm thick at the back of the chassis where the battery clips on. Move to the front and the chassis measures an anorexic 2.55cm thick. The most startling figure from the specification is the 1.19kg weight, which is thanks in part to the small chassis and also to the judicious use of carbon fibre in the base and lid. Add in a mere 400g for the power brick and mains cord and you should have no trouble finding room in your hand luggage for the TX11.
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75%, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 50% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
With the world seemingly obsessed with ever cheaper and cheaper notebooks, it’s great to see that Sony has continued to strive for portable perfection with the release of the VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B. This machine won’t satisfy the everyman looking for a bargain because at £1799 (inc. VAT) it’s out of most people’s price expectations. However, if you’re looking for something a little different this has to be it. Weighing in at 1.2kg, it’s small and compact enough to slip in your typical briefcase, so you don’t need to be seen to be walking around with a laptop bag, which cuts down on the theft factor. The reason for it’s low weight is the miniaturisation of the motherboard that still allows you to get all the normal features of a computer but in a reduced size. What makes this compact size equally impressive is that you’ll find a DVD rewriter built-in. The 11.1-inch Super-TFT screen also helps.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 50% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

76% Klein und Edel: Sony Vaio TZ11XN/B
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90%
95% Kleiner Riese
Source: mobile Zeit - 6/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 95% mobility: 95%
85% Test Sony Vaio TZ11XN Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 60% display: 93% mobility: 90% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 76%
90% Ausdauerndes Glühwürmchen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
90% Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 64% display: 80% mobility: 89% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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


U7500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


1.2 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


85.86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Reviews and price comparison on Sony Laptops at Ciao
Price comparison on Sony Laptops at Idealo

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31VN
Core 2 Duo U7700, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ250N
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11WN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Asus S6FM
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ10MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ150N/B
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus S6F
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX850p
Core Solo U1400, 1.2 kg
» Asus U1
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/B
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus U1F
Core Duo U2400, 1 kg
» Asus S6
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook F11Y
Core Solo U1300, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Core Solo U1400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP
Core Solo U1300, 1.3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)