Sony Vaio VGN-W11


Sony Vaio VGN-W11Notebook: Sony Vaio VGN-W11
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, , 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-W11

Hands-On: Sony Vaio-W11 Netbook in Review | Notebookcheck
Latecomer. Netbooks were a no-go topic for Sony for a long time. They did unleash two ultra-mobile mini-notebooks onto the market with the Vaio P11 and P21, but these discerned themselves strongly from the mainstream-netbooks already because of their comparatively high price. The good sales figures of many other manufacturers will have probably let Sony change their mind in the meantime. We present: The Sony Vaio W11 with a 10.1" display (1366x768) and an Intel Atom N280 CPU.
Hands-On: Sony Vaio VPC-F21Z1E/BI 3D-Ready in Review | Notebookcheck
Third dimension. Sony implements its Bravia 3D technology in a notebook. Because of the decent viewing angels the picture you see through active shutter glasses is even good along the horizontal plane. Is this sufficient to justify the high list price of 1.999 euro? Sony invited to Munich on 23rd of March and introduced its new F-model.
80% Sony VAIO W Series review
Source: Techradar English
Sony finally enters the netbook race. The first proper effort at a netbook from Sony, the new VAIO W series, comes a long, long while after everyone else has already delivered their versions, comes in a bit pricier (as expected I suppose) but better designed (again, as expected). So it's beautifully designed, with a great screen, but over-priced and under-specced for the cash. So, in short it's exactly what you would expect from a Sony laptop. It also comes in white and pink if you feel you have to have a Sony if you're going to have a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Vaio W Series
Source: PC World English
I'm glad to see Sony delivering a true netbook-class machine, but this model doesn't bring the price down enough considering what's included in its $500 asking price. And while the keyboard isn't quite as picayune as that of the P Series, it isn't perfect (if your hand ranges from adult male goon, like yours truly's to Yao Ming-size, don't bother with the Vaio W). If you're looking for a final score on the Vaio W, stay tuned. We'll update this review--and our conclusions--once it finishes all of our tests.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80%
80% Sony Vaio W
Source: English
The Sony Vaio W scores mainly on its stylish looks, rich feature set and build quality. While its hardware configuration is similar to most netbooks, there are a few things that set this one apart. Unlike a plain Jane netbook, this one is quite an eye candy. The entire body follows a metallic color theme. Though the performance doesn't really set this one apart, the style factor would be the biggest USP for the Sony Vaio W. Available for Rs. 29,990.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony VAIO W Series netbook full review
Source: T3 English
Sony has priced the W Series at £399 - low enough to keep it in netbook territory but clearly at the high end of the scale. Is it worth it? Sony’s attention to design and build quality is certainly in evidence, the X-black screen and superb keyboard going some way to setting the W Series apart from the crowd. Even so, we can’t escape the niggling feeling that Sony isn’t showing us how netbooks should be done, rather that they can be done with the VAIO brand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Sony VAIO W
Source: Computer Shopper English
Sony's highly anticipated entry into the netbook market doesn't bring with it any real surprises or advances. But it does pack a uniquely Sony design and a superb high-resolution screen that make it a welcome entry into the crowded netbook market. Sony's first real netbook isn't revolutionary, but its superb screen and stylish design make it a worthy contender, so long as you don't need lengthy battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%

Foreign Reviews

Sony VAIO W Series
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40%
76% Sony Vaio W đẹp long lanh giá mềm
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%


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).

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).


Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.

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

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small 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 a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use 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.

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80.33%: 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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)